EDD COX

    Attributes

    • Male
    • Drawer
    • Digital artist
    • Collage
    • Hyperrealist
    • Painter
    • Photographer
    • Sculptor

    About the artist

    Art is my exploration, explanation, emancipation, enclosure and fascination. This creative place, a temple. to meditate and breath within, to touch the hand of imagination. Art is my journey where I have devoted extensive exploration within the classical mediums of Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics and Printmaking. And the contemporary mediums of Digital Still and Motion Graphics, Audio and Video and 3d Compositions

    I have created paintings in differing styles. Inspired by Rembrandt and Velazquez I journeyed through Realism and Photo-realism. Inspired by Picasso, Matisse and Native Cultures I journeyed into the simplification of line and shape and the freedom of color and surface. Drawing is a strong foundation for my Art, whether refined and modulated in Chiaroscuro tones or in energetically expressive line. The builder within me has created paintings of stacked canvases with added panels of inlaid glass, carved wood and other tactile materials.

    I am like a musician whose repertoire is Classical and Jazz.

    In the Classical mode, sunlight is my subject. The energy that brings color and form into being, enabling brilliant highlights and deepest shadows. The realist paintings of studio interior, flowers and water reflections, take on the light in striking and subtle coloration, that I paint with expressively controlled traditional layering of paint. I choose these images for their unique persona that extends a bridge to the essence of Nature. I approach these subjects objectively.

    These paintings are created by adding layers of paint beginning with a monochromatic earth toned thin under-painting overlaid with gradually thicker layers of oil paint and then finishing glazes of subtle transparent color and impasto highlights.

    In the Jazz mode, sensuality is my subject. Line becomes form and shapes filled with vibrant colors creating a world of figures, animals and plants in mutual harmony. The space has an altered quality of gravity and perspective, enhanced color and emotive surface where symbols of love, creativity and spirituality enliven the surface environment, extending a bridge to the Spirit. I approach these subjects subjectively.

    These artworks originate as drawings created from the imagination which are inscribed into a thick layer of paint creating a physically dimensional line that flows in confident improvisation forming simplified iconic shapes. Expressive color is added as emotional and intuitional response to the exotic subjects.

    My journey as a Visual Artist has been motivated by experimentation. I have always had a strong desire to explore, enriching my knowledge and thus my visual imagination.

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