In a world of visual stimuli, Tim Turner’s figurative paintings emerge as a fresh and exciting glimpse into the human condition and psyche. Although not painted from photos, some of the figures in this group could easily have posed for a snapshot; capturing a shared moment, a vacation, class reunion, or a hike on a mountain trail, documenting hellos, goodbyes, and the time in between knowing that our interactions with family, old friends, and friends to be are one of the most important and exciting aspects of our daily existence.
Over the past decade, Turner has become increasingly interested in painting and has recently devoted himself entirely to his canvases. His images are acrylic figures, both looming and enticing to the eye. Bold, uncanny faces represent the visible and invisible facets of human relationships. Emotional states are vaguely described by color and texture leaving the viewer feeling rather than understanding. His mixed media abstractions are formal quests used to convey an emotion. Many are multi-layered fields with endless stratae of color and fabrics adhered to the canvas with the mysterious idea that it describes. Turner’s style is reminiscent of many German Expressionists and figurative modernists.