Original Abstract Mixed Media Drawing on premium 400 series acid free drawing paper. Highest quality artist oil pastels and light fast ink ( 100 year longevity) Size is 5.5" x 8." No reproductions of this work exist. Signed and dated by me (the artist).
The Process: My paintings are tediously and meticulously executed over a period of days. The may look as though they were created quickly, but upon closer look one notices the balance and detail of each and the colorplay at work. This does not happen instantly.
Title: "Infinite Black"
I do hope I play out the contradictions that I feel, all the anxieties and dilemmas. If they're there in the work, then that's brilliant.
-- Jenny Saville
About Me: I am not an "Outsider" or Self Taught" artist. I am formally educated in the fine arts though I chose to reject my education. I am basically egalitarian at heart . My works evolve, move upward as spirit- as all things that evolve and spiritually move toward completeness and peace.
I am what can be roughly classified as an abstract expressionist. Specifically, the art process for me is honest, direct, rigorous and full of energy. I always fully open each work to destruction. This invites excitement. I see it as a mimicking of what brought us to consciousness. My work is intuitive and visceral. I do not intentionally rework or perfect anything. The first response is always the most credible and most tell-tale. What emerges is a very ordered chaos. A visual contradiction. One might apply this to life. What seems chaotic is very much in order.
Previously represented by Agora Gallery, New York, NY
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am NOT a "self taught" artist or "outsider" artist. To label myself is to confine my creativity. I did attend a four year university art program, but I became increasingly disillusioned with "high art" education and eventually resolved myself to the philosophy: Creativity is an objective truth that cannot be taught, and art education may instill false notions within an individual, serving only to stifle creativity. Building a formal art education actually destroys the individual growth experience and preaches trendy capitalistic ideals which change much like fashion. In essence, it reduces art to a mere marketable product.