Dennis Bertram

"I am interested in the major shapes in land- and cityscapes. I believe it is the major shapes that primarily determine my response to what I see. This interest has evolved further to where I create imaginary land- and cityscapes, many dominated by massive patterns of structures resembling houses, buildings and skyscrapers. These imaginary paintings allow me to express my bewilderment at the complexity of living with oneself, others, and for communities and societies at large. The process of painting these pictures in itself is a complex undertaking. Often, many of the small structures are autobiographical in that they are abstractions of real places that have special meaning to me. I also am interested in portrait and figure painting. Painting portraits and figures is like stepping into a stream of artistic tradition." -Dennis Bertram