It was a creative evening mixed with music, spoken word, and action painting by Nolan Fansler. Within 15 minutes, Fansler created abstract faces with vibrant and bold colors. Three color schemes were used as background with three facial outlines and a fourth over-layed the 7 x 7 foot canvas.
His strokes were fluid and charged with emotion. He dashed at the canvas, fencing his creation: brush in one hand and paint in the other. In the process, facial gestures changed as he splashed paint, smeared it downward and sideways at random. Abstract faces merged in and out between the coatings of each paint. His method was very intense and full of energy.
His attempt is to share with the viewer, the instant mapping: how we read faces, the emotion, the stare, the process of visual communication and what it means. Fansler invites the spectator to become aware of how our gestures shape the mood, ambient between friends, strangers, and family. How often our expressions subconsciously are caught off guard.
The universal language of facial messaging is important and Fansler brings it to our attention through his way of painting.
Nolan Fansler is a self-taught artist living in Los Angeles with a promising future. His utilization of action painting is to bring consciousness to human concerns in today's instant and fast-paced society is refreshing.