The Central Square Branch's On the Wall Gallery
October 2014 - Paintings by Etete
Etete Offiong, is a Los Angeles based contemporary artist who also works a lot on the East Coast. His vibrant abstract paintings depict a love for color complexities, with a certain element of mystery, inspired by his travels throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. His diverse sensibilities, which include abstract, figurative, still life and portraits, are a clear illustration of how he visualizes the world around him. Upon a glance, you will walk away with a glimpse into the spirit from which the pieces are created. His life's journey is one which, like one of his paintings, figures itself out as it goes along.
I tend to work with bright colors inspired by the color field painting technique. I create artwork that immerses the viewer in a color environment, with hopes of placing them in a serene state, even if just for a moment. By freeing my mind, I allow my subconscious to express itself - raw emotion, energy, and color that is not limited to a particular style or subject matter.
I love to create paintings that closely resemble sculpture by introducing texture, thereby enriching my non-representational abstract work with multidimensional elements.
My artwork is mostly inspired by the various people, cultures, and terrains I have encountered. As such, I hope to create artwork that enriches peoples' lives - wherever they are from - places them in a spiritual state of mind, and elevates their social consciousness.
Calling All Artists!
Looking for a place to exhibit your art? The "On the Wall Gallery" at the Central Square Branch Library affords artists, photographers, art associations, and civic groups an opportunity to show their work. The fact that it stimulates cultural awareness of the community and encourages greater use of the library’s collections and facilities is an added bonus!
Exhibits are generally planned on a monthly basis and are to be hung by the exhibitors using appropriate hardware provided by the library. Suitable works for hanging include 2-dimensional works: paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs, tapestries, fabric art, needle arts, etc. The space is 10'x10'.
If you’re interested in showing your work, please come to the Central Square Library or call (617) 349-4444.
Download the Policy and Loan Agreement for Exhibitors