Although involved in another form of artistic expression as a professional musician for many years, R.W. Carey has always been drawn to the visual arts. After retiring from the military, he re-entered the world of photography and has been delighted with all of the possibilities that it now offers.
Aristotle said, “Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends.” Bob describes his particular artistic style as Abstract Photo-Expressionism(TM), which is identified by his use of vibrant color as well as geometric and free-form images created from his original photographs by using various in-camera filters and photo editing software.
As photography is the essence of capturing a moment in time that will never occur again, the photographer's palette helps to infuse that moment in time with another layer of perception, so that the reality of line, color and balance is subtly changed to create its own reality, expanded upon as a painter might do… creating art with an appreciation of the subject that is more than what the eye sees; it is what the soul knows can be.
In addition to various art fairs and festivals, examples of Bob's Abstract Photo-Expressionism(TM) have been exhibited at the Arts for Act Gallery in Ft Myers, Florida; the Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Edison College; the gallery at The Cape Coral Arts Studio; Light N Up Art Co-op in Havana, Florida, 1020 Gallery in Tallahassee, FL., and are held in several private collections worldwide.