May 20, 2011, Art’s New View: The 12 best Colorado artists 35 and under – The Denver Post. Kyle MacMillan writes;
Media: Painting and drawing
Why we like him: Abels creates sublimely understated works that are poised between the real and imagined, with their enigmatic narratives and hushed tonal effects. He has all the ingredients, including refined technique and a wholly distinctive vision, to forge a major national career.
Art-world cred: Emerging artist of the year, The Denver Post, 2009
His take: “My work is primarily realistically based paintings and drawings. They explore the landscape and its inhabitants. Many of my images depict a paused narrative, such as a parachutist in free fall or an encounter with a bison in the woods.”
Influences: David Lynch, Vija Celmins, Henning Kles
Art today: “Artists have access to such a wealth of visual material, it is easy to become overstimulated and difficult to find meaning.”
also – here is a new painting: