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The Wellspring: Hamlet Dobbins
December 1, 2020 - February 11, 2021
Hamlett Dobbins employs painting and abstraction to process experiences of pure consciousness. He has often been described as a “painter’s painter” for his approach to shape and form, complex surface layering and adept color orchestration. His obsession with structure, texture and play began with his love of Legos as a child. Constructing images from basic shapes and colors allowed him to connect with his feelings in a physical way, discovering truths and narrating meaning behind once indescribable sensations. Since 2002, his paintings have been based on specific memories with family and friends. In the studio, Dobbins translates these feelings into compositions with palettes, parameters and complexities unique to the individual involved, denoted by the series of initials in their titles. Reflecting raw emotional energy, his paintings inspire the viewer to move from simply seeing to deeper perception and mindfulness.