Four Zones: Northern, Southern, Eastern and, Western, 2001 - Four paintings (acrylic and polymer on panel), each 6 foot high by 10 foot wide
Juan Alonso’s project for the South Club Lounge is a group of four paintings, each composed of five panels. Assembled, the panels form images of large, stylized flowers. Alonso manipulates his paints as thick pastes, making the paintings dense, rich and three-dimensional. The artist’s intention is that the paintings will provide points of calmness within the busy atmosphere of the Club Lounge – a visual time-out during the busy pace of a game day. By way of inspiration, Alonso credits Cuban tile designs, Japanese screen paintings and the work of photographer Karl Blossfeldt (an early 20th century photographer of plant forms).