Keith Gamache was raised in rural Massachusetts, and received his formal education in New York and Vermont. He is a big fan of Folk Art traditions such as Pennsylvania Dutch Hex signs, early Modernists such as Mondrian, as well as the contemporary text based paintings by Robert Indiana.
His process is both personal and imperfect. It begins with using existing and self-imposed rules that allow the work to get started before turning over to painterly concerns of color, line, shape, and texture. By creating and breaking rules, he creates abstract shapes that are juxtaposed with text and the occasional representational image.
Using acrylic paint and pegboard, artist
Keith Gamache, paints geometric abstractions by creating rules, patterns, and sequences, resulting in imagery that is both intellectually challenging and delightfully playful.