Nelson's new works are expressions of the natural dynamism of the universe in which we are immersed. Everything around us is constantly in motion and undergoes innumerable changes over time. Nelson's amazing skills allow him to catch that universal energy and fix it on his canvases while maintaining its powerful dynamic qualities. In Nelson's new paintings, the wild waves of stormy seas mix with the eternal flames of the artist's inner metaphysical world. His emotive brushmarks appear to go from smooth and watery to choppy and expressionistic in the blink of an eye, creating that sense of perpetual motion which gives the exhibition its title.
Nelson's work is not to be defined as abstract. “I don't consciously base my work on anything, so how could it be abstracting?” explains the artist. Elements as opposite as cosmic matter and oil paint coexist in Nelson's newest works, revealing never-before-explored meanings, landscapes, and patterns. As the artist elaborates, “I love to balance bright vibrant colors with the strange non-objective flows and goes; sometimes using impasto to create the enhanced illusion of depth. The term I have come up with is Non-Objective Realism – the feeling of something real yet far away from reality."
- Deianira Tolema - Freelance Writer at Hi-Fructose Magazine