If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
by nature an experimenter. I enjoy the search for new materials and figuring out how to make those materials work with more traditional media. For me, the ultimate goal is making all these materials express a coherent image where the materials also add to the content of the image and it's meaning.
At the moment, I am using many recycled or reclaimed materials normally used in the home renovation industry along with found items such as small boxes or containers glued into cut canvas.
About my artwork
SOUNDINGS: is the newest series of Riverscapes playing with the idea of sonic underwater imaging and benthic mapping of the Hudson River bottom. Most of the titles for these paintings come from the weather and depth measurements journal written by Robert Juet who sailed with Henry Hudson on The Half Moon in 1609 exploring Americas first river. We are about to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the Hudson River. My hope is that these works will help get the public thinking about the Hudson as something living and continue to help in it's cleanup. The beauty of the river is not just on the surface. There is a whole world to explore beneath the surface too.
Artists I like
Rothko- for his incredible edges and vibrating color.
Turner- for what you see very close up to his work. Chaos, frenetic movement of pigment and texture and it's all good. I could spend hours studying the surface of his paintings.
Getting as much studio time as possible while raising a family.
Cooking for a happy crowd.
Photography as a hobby.
Observing light all along the Hudson.
Exchanging ideas with other artists.
Searching out galleries in NY and around the world
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
Gary Jacketti in the back room at van Brunt Gallery in Beacon, NY
BLUEBIRD ART HOUSE AND ART&ARTISTS LA are pleased to announce the 1st INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITION 2009.
Open to all artists in all fine arts media we seek to recognize outstanding quality and diversity in the arts.
The 2009 IJC is open to all artists worldwide, age 18 and older. All works must be original. Entries in the following medias will be accepted: Painting, Drawing, Mixed media, Printmaking, Watercolor, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Photography.
Entry Deadline February 15th 2009.
A solo show next winter 2009 at Bluebird Art House and $1500 to the winner. 1 work in the show for each one of the 3 runner up.
I'm from ITALY. I invite you to visit my site. www.beppedevoti.com. and http://www.artreview.com/photo/album/listForOwner
I want to invite you to join me in the pure painting art http://www.artreview.com/group/puraismo . I would be honourable if You wanted to participate in the group of my friends. Beppe