Ralph Joachim

I paint large combinations of geometric abstractions in acrylics on canvas which have integrated designs that wrap around the edges.  The combinations are from 2 to 8 units and are approximately 6 to 11 feet in diameter.

The shapes of the combinations vary and include diamonds, columns (narrow verticals), rectangles, horizontals and squares.

My abstract work has evolved from fixed geometric grids (straight lines and right angles) and primary colors to more recent expressive abstractions incorporating circles, curves, elongated triangles and quadrilaterals with a broad pallette of vibrant colors, including iridescents.

I also enjoy exploring the dramatic qualities of black and white painting.