Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Some photos of the senior show

Bill Pariso's work and artist statement all together

Erick Knudtson's work and artist statement in one image

My work is both, an examination and reflection on how society’s values and active norms influence ideas about truth. By truth I mean to encompass: what is moral, what is perceivable, what is reality, etc. Through my work, I examine society and the human, which make up the whole. I also search to unearth the extent society plays in the construction of my identity. The examination and questioning of societal and individual subjective values are integral in the search for an objective truth. I must break through both ideological and subjective thought in order to obtain objective truth, which I realize is possibly unobtainable.

In my investigation, I must look first into my perception of the world around me, my humor, thought processes and my ideas about life and death. Since my concerns deal with life and its surroundings, it is logical for me to be interested in portraying naturalism. However, I am not interested in forming an entirely naturalistic composition or figure. I represent subjective truth by altering the skin tones of the figures in my paintings from that which is normally perceived. This is my mode of commenting on perception’s intangible qualities.

In addition, my process directly influences the scale of my work. I consider myself most comfortable with an approximate life-size scale due to the mark a particular brush size makes and the room it allows for blending the paint. I work on my image in a single obsessive compulsive, ala prima application until I feel that the particular portion is completed. In some cases, the image may be painted with full realization and in others the image is painted then destroyed by smearing the paint or by dripping turpenoid, making the paint run. I use these different styles to show how certain figures in the paintings reject fallacious societal values and the blurring represents their denial leading to transcending those values.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

color IQ test

picture-2There are four long rows of little color chips that are not-so-different, and you just have to drag them around and sort them.


I got a 4, not too bad since 0 is the best possible and 1200 something is the worst.

Give it a shot and see what your color IQ is.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Art Bar show with Erick Knudtson, Sept. 11 2009


JUNE 19 - JULY 30

JULY 31 - SEPT. 10

SEPT. 11 - OCT. 15

This coming month, September, I will be having a show with Erick Knudtson in Milwaukee at Art Bar. The address is 722 East Burleigh St. Milwaukee.
If you can, it would be great to have you come to the opening. I'll be back on to update with times and what ever information I haven't posted.
If you would like to go and give Art Bar's website out;

The show officially opens; 9:00pm Sept. 11th

Sunday, April 5, 2009