The current series
of paintings and prints examines reflected light on water and
other surfaces. The fleeting illusions, undulating constantly
on a liquid world of enchanced color distorted by movement, creating
abstract images of the most mundane objects. Whether it is a
canal boat in Venice, Italy, a pier or outboard motor at a local
marina, it is always a surprise, a gift. These objects captured
in a moment of time are never to be repeated in the exact same
way, a moment when light and water fuse to form an illusion of
magic reality, transitory and yet more intense than the real.
This fusion of fractured light seems to create more intense colors,
surprising contrasts, generating incredible lines and fantastic
It is out of this abstraction, that Jaren Dahlstrom paints what
he calls "abstract reality". Using saturate colors,
strong lines and shapes, he explores this often, overlooked realm
of reflected light.