I continue to celebrate my love of painting in my series “Linear Tactility”. The paintings all share a consistent linearly divided composition with investigations into the visual and psychological resonance of color relationships and texture. A brushless paint application dominate the paintings’ surface. The paintings unique, sculpturally-textured paint feels as if it is reaching off the canvas towards the viewer. Tension between surface and depth, light and material, and color and texture draw you into the paintings’ surface, while the sharp cactus-like texture pushes back.


DANIEL KLEWER is best known for his painting process which over the years has evolved into him nearly doing away with the brush and implementing a non-traditional paint application process. His love of oil and acrylic paint is evident in his treatment of abstract paint surfaces. He enjoys a meditative, sequential process where the spontaneity of the material is allowed to influence the direction of the work. Klewer was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and majored in art at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He also earned a Master of Arts in visual studies degree from Cardinal Stritch University. He is now based in Green Bay, Wisconsin and his work is inspired by the compositions and colors in the nature around him.