I paint with encaustic, creating textural art that incorporate representational form & the printed word. The visual & written symbols merge to create an aesthetic that is both provocative & whimsical.
ABOUT THE ART
Provocative and whimsical, Schaller propels the viewer into scenes of seemingly unrelated subjects, creating his own captivating and complex sonatas. Simultaneously, they are pop and edgy, esoteric and direct. Using encaustic paints, Schaller weaves lost and found images and words to paint with a precision and intricacy not normally found in encaustic paintings. His approach is expressionistic, contemporary, and painterly, with powerful brush strokes that are set instantaneously.
Mr. Schaller, who holds a BFA from Arcadia University, has shown both nationally and internationally, in Chicago, New York, Switzerland, and recently The Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, Georgia. He is frequently published in magazines and newspapers, chosen for juried art exhibitions and selected for special projects, commissions and murals. Schaller recently completed an art installation for PREIT and Main Line Health at the Exton Mall in Pennsylvania. He is named one of the Top 5 Most Influential Artists in Chester County by Business 2 Business. Schaller received a highly coveted fellowship from the Common Wealth of Pennsylvania and also the recipient of the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award.