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Jack Martinelli

Jack Martinelli

Artist Work

Circus Under the Big Top 3
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"
Circus Under the Big Top 4
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"
Opus One of Two
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"
Opus Two of Two
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"
Circus Under the Big Top 1
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"
Circus Under the Big Top 2
2014
Oil on canvas
30"x30"

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

My art career began when Abstract Expressionism was recognized as the new American Art. Exhibitions at New York galleries made a lasting impression— to make a visual conceptual statement. Over the years, I have traveled to understand how artists perceive life in their time and have seen original art collections in historical context in Europe, England, Scandinavia, Mexico, Central America, and at regional US art centers. I have considered how my art-making would be influenced by masters of perception. My art direction is to make artifacts from imagination and recall. I focus on completion and the way through it. My intention is to solve a problem. I have no specific idea when I will decide that the art work is completed. It is an intuitive process. Sometimes it will take a long time to make decisions. That is why I generally make more than one painting at a time (with different image compositions). In this way, I like to think I am creating original artifacts in the spirit of my time.

Artist Bio

My art career began when Abstract Expressionism was recognized as the new American Art. Exhibitions at New York galleries made a lasting impression— to make a visual conceptual statement.
Over the years, I have traveled to understand how artists perceive life in their time and have seen original art collections in historical context in Europe, England, Scandinavia, Mexico, Central America, and at regional US art centers. I have considered how my art-making would be influenced by masters of perception. My art direction is to make artifacts from imagination and recall. I focus on completion and the way through it.
My intention is to solve a problem. I have no specific idea when I will decide that the art work is completed. It is an intuitive process. Sometimes it will take a long time to make decisions. That is why I generally make more than one painting at a time (with different image compositions). In this way, I like to think I am creating original artifacts in the spirit of my time.