Oct 14-15 Sat-Sun 12:00 – 6:00 pm William Engel 526 West 26St and others at Chelsea High Line Open Studios Weekend

Next weekend is the HIGH LINE OPEN STUDIOS, October 14-15, 2017, and supreme color painter William Engel will be participating at his studio #612 in 526 West 26 St.

Master of color

Master of color

New York School of Interior Design teacher Engel’s work in acrylic on canvas features almost mesmerizing subtleties of colors mixed from his own carefully nurtured source in Paris, as seen at his 2016 opening at the Chelsea Skoto Gallery in December, at the William Hotel in midtown, which has based its interior design on seven commissioned Engel paintings, and most recently in painting the doors of the Lutheran Grace and St Pauls Church at West 71 Street between Columbus and Broadway a resplendent red more deeply yet sensitively resonant to the eye and heart than any camera can capture.

William Engel hard at work Sat painting the Lutheran Church door a red both earthly and celestial

William Engel hard at work Sat painting the Lutheran Church door a red both earthly and celestial

Colorist extraordinaire William Engels

Colorist extraordinaire William Engels

“I have been pouring oil paint for more than 25 years. Sometimes the pours are about landscapes of my mind and involve a process of up to 20 poured colors at once and built up layer upon layer over three months. I have been also exploring the idea of more modern works with only one singular pour per week and layered in spatial configurations that conclude in a design of asymmetric balance. The singular pours of buttery oils are also layered over the course of three months for each work. More recently, I am working with french acrylic paint that allows more transparency for each layer. I am inspired by the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Frank Gehry, and Richard Diebenkorn and continue to layer and pour paint using gravity as my brush.” —William Engel.

He is a long-time faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design. As a design educator, he recently developed a new course, Advanced Color, that is implemented within the MFA and BFA programs at the college. His first book, Portfolio Design for Interiors, coauthored with Harold Linton from George Mason University, is scheduled to come out in spring of 2017 with Bloomsbury London/Fairchild New York.

West Chelsea artists living and working in the West Chelsea Gallery district are opening their studios to public for the annual fall art season artists’ open studios. The event is free and open to the public.

Supreme color painter William Engel’s studio #612 at 526 West 26 St is usually by appointment 212 920 6477 bengel55@yahoo.com williamengel.net Facebook Bill Engel Twitter @williamengelnyc

Highline Open Studios is the event where talents can be discovered and artwork can be purchased directly from the artists, at studio prices, without a gallery markup, which can be 50% or more.

Artists Open Studios, Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15,
2017 from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m.
More than 45 West Chelsea artists open their studios to the
public during the weekend of October 14-15, 2017. The free
self-guided open studios tour stretches along the High Line
between Westbeth Artists building and West Chelsea Arts
building. The self-guided tour starts at the West Chelsea Arts building, 508-526 West 26th Street where visitors can pickup Tour Maps and artists information.

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