Professional Blend II
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My work references physical relation to interpreted spaces, I want people to experience the visual plane as if they were traveling through it. Inside the picture plane I mix organic and inorganic shape to visit the ideas of humanity, evolution, and the divisions between what we see and what we decide to be natural or unnatural.
My interest in symbolist art brought me to poetry. I find poets have this delicacy of description wherein a poet like Joseph Fasano could describe his journey away from civilization in Hermitage with such painterly expressions that reading his poem feels like viewing a painting. You can
In most of my work I try to discuss the division or lack thereof of nature as a progression and humanity as its result. It always felt to me that humankind and nature were never really separate, intelligence and technology are just products of nature. I want to challenge the concept that one has to always antagonize the other, and suggest that we don’t decide what’s natural. I’ve been exploring this concept through painted landscapes inspired by artists like the symbolist Caspar David Friedrich and his idea of the sublime, and Rubens rendering of natural forms. I develop interacting geometric figures in contrast to the natural forms to highlight their differences while keeping them integrated in the landscape to show that they aren’t separate even if they differ visually.
I’d like to bring my viewers to consider what we see as natural and what we define as unnatural. My work is intended to show that the current state of the world is a perfectly viable result of evolution, and should not be considered as a separation from nature.
It’s true there were times when it was too much and I slipped off in the first light or its last hour and drove up through the crooked way of the valley and swam out to those ruins on an island. Blackbirds were the only music in the spruces, and the stars, as they faded out, offered themselves to me
The Abbey in the Oakwood Oil on Canvas 3′ 7″ x 5′ 7″
Peter Paul Rubens
Stormy Landscape with Philemon and Baucis
Oil on Canvas
Night Fog(Monchegorsk)(1) 2007 Triptych, each: 93 5/16 x 39 in. Bromide print
Timothy M Martin
Multiple Paintings and Drawings ranging from 12 inches in any dimension to 60
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Vincent, DaKota, "Professional Blend II" (2017). Professional Practices (ART 399). 12.