Atlanta Tango Art by David Wendel

On this Tango Bohemia page I’d like to introduce to you a talented professional Atlanta artist, David Wendel. His artistic journey stated over 30 years ago and “has been one of a hyper realist discipline to one of painterly impressionist. Artistic influences have been many and varied, from photo-realists Richard Estes and Ralph Goings to my favorite artists, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh.”

Argentine Tango in a new art series “Shall We Dance”

David recently started a new series called “Shall We Dance” featuring Tango as one of its main themes. The artist says it best of his passion and a recent interest in Argentine Tango:

“My life has been one of creating visually what my mind has experienced. With over thirty years in the creative field, the synergy of style, time and space have merged together as one professionally.

This most recent passion involves the drama of dance. Emotive dips and swings tempered with soft embrace embodies the movement defined with the palette knife in these pieces. As in the dance, the execution is one of bold, broad strokes, peppered with hints of color. The feeling of passionate movement is achieved from this balance of graphic relationships.”

* If interested in acquiring any of the paintings, send me an email and I will put  you in contact with the artist.

Atlanta Artist Paints Argentine TangoThe Embrace (30″x48″) by David Wendel / Atlanta

Tango Art by David WendelMolten (48″x60″) by David Wendel

David Wendel, "Shall We Dance" Series, TangoTango by David Wendel / “Shall We Dance” Series

Tango Painting by David Wendel, AtlantaSwing (36″x48″) by David Wendel, Atlanta

David Wendel says that as an artist the nature of light fascinates him, with reflected light being especially interesting to work with. His journey encompasses a hyper-realist pursuit to one of a painterly, sculpture like application of various paint media. The depth of the paint forms its own world of suggested shadows and form.

David Wendel’s Resume:

The Louisville Art School, Louisville Ky., 1967-1968
Norman Rockwell School, Fine Art Study,Westport, Conn., 1968-1970
Southern Technical Institute, Architectural Study, Marietta, GA., 1972-1975
University of Georgia, Landscape Architecture/Graphic Design/Fine Art, Athens GA., 1975-1979

Professional Artist 1982-Present

Fine Art History
Atlanta Artist Club, Featured Artist Galleria Mall, Smyrna GA. 1992-1995
Atlanta Artist Club, Art Consultant, Smyrna, GA., July 1993
Atlanta Artist Club, One Man Show, Galleria Mall, Smyrna, GA., 1994
Marietta Arts Council, Fall Art Show, Marietta, GA., 1995
Marietta Conference Center, Featured Artist, “Artists of Marietta”, Marietta, GA., April, 1996
Legacy Automobile Art Collection, Featured Artist, Chicago, Ill., 2003 – 2006
Decor Art International, Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA., 2003
Horsepower Fine Art, Featured Artist, Grand Blanc, MI., 2003-Present
Branson International Auto Auction, One Man Show “American Car”, Branson, MO., 2003
Ride Magazine “Automotive Art” “American Car” Featured Artist/ Interview, 2004
“My Classic Car”, Speed Channel Television CarArtInc., Featured Artist, 2005
“Car Crazy”, Speed Channel Television, CarArtInc., Featured Artist, 2005-2006
Stone Mountain Orphan Car Show, Featured Artist, Stone Mountain, GA., 2004
Autoweek Magazine, Editor Dutch Mandel Article “Automotive Art” Detroit, MI., October, 2004
CarArtInc., Featured Artist Barrett Jackson Auction, Scottsdale, AZ., 2004-Present
Chateau Elan, One Man Show by Donald Panoz Chateau Elan Fine Art Gallery, Braselton, GA., April, 2005
“Horsepower Fine Art” Gallery, One Man Show “American Car”,Grand Blanc, MI., August, 2005
Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, Roswell, GA., Featured Artist, September, 2006 – Present
“Oh My Goddard” Gallery” Perimeter MAll, Atlanta, GA. 2006-2007
Roswell Art Center, “American Car”, One Man Show, Roswell, GA., August, 2007
Carisma Gallery, Featured Artist, Buford, GA., 2007-Present
Rod Sherriff Gallery, Featured Artist, Marietta, GA., 2007-2008
Bobbe Gillis Gallery, Featured Artist, Midtown Atlanta, 2008-Present
Mason-Murer Gallery, Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA., 2008-Present
dk Gallery, Featured Artist, Marietta, GA  2008-Present
Cobb Life Magazine, Featured Artist, Marietta, GA. 2009
Live interview

Selected Collections
General Motors Art Collection, Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI.
Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA
Wachovia Bank, Charlotte, NC
Jay Leno Collection, Burbank, CA
Reggie Jackson Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Tim Allen Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Various and multiple private collections throughout the world

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