The Art of Stanley Gavidia

From a series entitled “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”

Artist statement

I cannot say anything concrete about painting. What happens on the canvas is unpredictable and surprising to me. There is no particular system I follow when I begin painting. I leave it to the spectator to fix meaning. The relationship between the spectator and my painting is through art. It can always be interpreted in many ways. I frequently hear the question, What do these images mean? However, this is simply the wrong question; visual images do not have to conform to either verbal thinking or optical fact.

A better question would be, ‘Do these images convey any emotional truth?.