"There is nothing more important in the world of painting than the challenge of the proper division of space to create a new world of exciting, visually compelling art for the human eye to experience." Gary Orphey is an artist who is enjoying international interest with his dynamic sometimes encrypted paintings which he calls "Organized Chaos." A veteran of numerous one man shows his work is currently seen in the homes of his American art fans as well as those of art lovers from Europe and around the world ranging from Canada to Poland and Bulgaria. One of the most exciting concepts of his art is that he paints "In the Round." That is most of his paintings are created to be hung in any direction thereby providing the viewer with four completely different and stimulating visual images. His art comes from an adventurous, fearlessly inquisitive spirit for those who have the same.
His philosophy of art is quite simple.Most of human history has been determined by the division of space. In geography the struggle for the conquest and possession of other lands and their peoples, the development of architecture and its usage of space and of course science. The world of geometry is the essence of art. All we have to look at is Euclid, Pythagoras and fractals to understand that even those that create objective art are still only dealing with geometry and the division of space. It just happens it is a more familiar, more comfortable geometry. He prefers the creative conceptual, visually and mentally challenging world of the non-familiar, the world of cryptic symbolism and unexpected shapes and turns of line in his work.