There are major moments in an artists career that define their art practice. These zenith moments are experienced in the mastery of personal style, challenging experiences that redefine ones thinking, or even conquering a seemingly unconquerable quest.
retirement. The work that Jim has produced in the months following is nothing short of prolific. Provisional Chaos is made up of colorful energized paintings that play on alignments and convergences of color and structural relationships. Jim sets out to create a piece with, “No idea what the appearance of the finished work will be.This new work incorporates Sajovic’s vibrant use of color with his newly developed highly abstracted forms in mastery of his personal style.
of the Kansas City Artist Coalition, and recent winner of a three-year residency at Studios Inc. Classically trained, Rivera had a robust career in Mexico and entered his career in higher education before moving to the United States to continue his own study. A majority of the subject matter in his previous work linked heavily to the larger art historical
cannon. In the last year, Miguel has confronted how he approaches the creative process. As a result, thebody of mixed media work that has emerged is truly reflective of his coming to terms with his ideological art discourse. Miguel states, “In my current work, I am visiting my recollection of events and structures that lead one’s daily life such as maps, the magic of belief in forces of physics and deep embedded images from baroque Mexican fades.”
fact that for a while we would lose all verbal communication. His work in “the vortex trinity” was created during the time when he was not able to communicate with those around him. He embraced the harsh effects of the medicine and translated the emotional journey onto paper. This work is truly revolutionary in Merrill’s career. The work in “the vortex trinity” is a reflection of his ability to harness the energy from his major life moments and translate them into art.