THEORY GALLERY at Cactus Records in Bozeman MT/ Home of Mangumart
Welcome to Mangumart. Feel free to feed your brain with some art. Find your flavor in the categories below.
LOST IN THE WOODS
The Tree of Souls (detail/full piece is yet to be revealed)
Recently, I have found myself completely lost in the woods. I'm really enjoying drawing on exotic burl veneer. I have taken a liking to both book match patterns as well as four way matches. The symmetrical aspects of the book match is why I was originally drawn to the idea. These works have been a bit of an experiment as of late (as is most of my art), but I am excited to say that I have finally figured out a medium and finishing process that works well. I look forward to putting more energy into veneer art in the future. Get lost. Much to come....o yes...
I've been working on this group of paintings for some time now. I might never stop working on some of them. These paintings are experimental. None of these works were planned out. Aggressive and expressive. Slop and drop. I have enjoyed doing detail work on top of this approach. Complicated chaos transformed into an organized 3d world. I like to think of it as my brain on canvas.
There is imagery that exists in unexpected places. Certain definable objects can only be manipulated to a certain degree in order to achieve the proper representation. When two of these type of objects come together as one....I find it very interesting. Every mark made represents multiple things. It's easy to get stuck seeing things one way when often times theres much more to see. In this art of deception, one who steps back and sees the bigger picture, is less deceived.
Most of this work is from my high school days or shortly after. I used to get a real kick out of creating photo realistic art work. I still do I guess. This realistic style of work has a strong influence on me to this day and has been a great foundation for me to build on.