Structurally and formally Stuart Nielsen's work is impeccable. A body of work with great depth, varying in size, shape and medium, yet aesthetically fluid. Nielsen's abstract formalism is consistently subtle and mature, yet exploratory. Dynamic tensions arise from manipulations of juxtaposed space and color along with his innate sense of proportion. Central to the portfolio of works is an overall energy and presence.
Stuart works from a broad spectrum of sources, but has always been an abstractionist with a formalist's approach to clarity. He's a master at transforming surfaces and patterns into deeply meditative abstract compositions. The work immediately engages both the eye and the mind. Walking through a gallery, I'm drawn back to it again and again.