J.J. Garfinkel

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Artwork
Aura Of Nights, 2009, Oil on canvas, 50.5 x 75.5 inches
Renewed Relics, 2009, Oil on linen, 52 x 78 inches
Channel #3, 2009, Oil on canvas, 45 x 45 inches
Conjured A Sample, 2008, Oil on panel, 40 x 34 inches
Nervous Suitor, 2008, Oil on linen on panel, 30 x 24 inches
J.J.
Garfinkel
Artist's Statement

I present scenes that merge various methods and media to depict highly staged visions of the natural world. The works hint at an amalgam of sources including plants, rocks, gates, and nests. I create fictive structures that reference architecture and ornament but also allude to natural forms. Primitive and technological constructions fuse into a framework engulfed by organic growth. I reach the final image when the natural and the synthetic combine and when these elements fluctuate between discord and harmony.

 

Bio/Resume

Born Raleigh, North Carolina 1973 Lives Brooklyn, NY EDUCATION International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria 2000 Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, MFA 2000 Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA 1996 SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2009 New Works, Mogadishni Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark 2007 View Sheds, Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY Renewed Relics, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA 2003 White Room – White Columns, New York, NY