Influences: Francis Bacon

“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.” -Francis Bacon A video depicting many paintings. English painter Francis Bacon (1909 – 1992) used painterly distortion to express the existential angst and shock of the 20th century. The Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC had an impressive collection of his works on display which…

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…

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…