There is a curious similarity I’ve noticed sometimes, between artwork made by the working class and work that is sanctioned for use by the state that you see in totalitarian dictatorships.
It seems to be an ingrained cultural insistence that artwork must strive to be as close to photographic in its representation as possible, and easily summarized, in order to be considered valuable, legitimate, or “useful” culturally.
Rather than recognizing an artwork for what it truly is - a new contribution to reality, there exists a self-imposed type of “entartete kunst” mindset, where any thought of doing something else h
This work is representative of the artist’s intense personal growth associated with a return to the essence of painting - the organic mark and an emotive quality of line that connects the present to a storied visual traditional of expression.
These works are a continuation of a rich historic tradition that first saw humans making marks to communicate and record their awareness of life with its alternating events of joy and the pain of loss.
This collection of work, with roots tracing to Lyrical Abstraction, as well as drawing from decades of experience working with digital technologies, also has given rise to its o
Hey just wanted to say thanks to all you great people who stop by and visit.
It’s been a busy few da—okay, years. But, even though I’m not around as much as I’d like, just wanted to say I appreciate the time you spend checking out the work.
There are those for whom, the pursuit of a life as an artist is an affectation; an elective, a chosen profession, and a role to play where the cultivation of their image is more important than the work they create. For others, being an artist is no more a choice than the color of your eyes or skin or hair.