Genres: Symbolism

An overview of Symbolist Art Before I found a contemporary guiding philosophy in Remodernism, I recognized in my work shared concerns with the Symbolist painters of the late 1800s-early 1900s. The spiritual aspects of light, darkness and color. Acceptance of gods, monsters and the grotesque as worthy explorations for art. A mystical sense of purpose.…

Influences: Albert Pinkham Ryder

Self taught American visionary Albert Pinkham Ryder unfortunately did not use sound painting techniques. At the time of their creation his works were described as glowing like jewels, filled with inner light. Most of them now only hint towards their original presence. Using kerosene and bacon fat as mediums is not advisable. He would glaze…

History: Citywide Studios Part 8

I brought two cats to Citywide Studios with me. Oblong was a large gray and black short hair tabby, with an orange tint.  Dare was fluffier, orange and white. Both had always been indoor cats all the time I had them, but with the enclosed space of the studio that seemed no longer to be an…

Influences: Henri Rousseau

The works of Henri Rousseau “…by re-introducing the values of the imaginary into the art of his period, he went beyond one of the needs of his time – and ours.” –from Henrirousseau.net A prototype for the Remodernist artist. Rousseau cultivated his own idiosyncratic vision into playful and profound statements on reality. Michele and I…

History: Citywide Studios Part 7

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 The windows of the space were limited. Along the side that faced the street, the storefront windows had been replaced by opaque white glass covered by the heavy metal mesh, which allowed a dull glow but no real illumination. This was…

History: Citywide Studios Part 6

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 But the events with public attendance were rare. Usually Citywide Studios was only populated by the artists who lived or worked there. The rough neighborhood and the resulting security measures prevented causal visits. It was a place that required effort to…