Wildman Photo

Photographer Male Dixon, Illinois, US
My MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/wildman
Mayhem # 1436805

About Me

Jon Wildman Artist Statement
Constructing a painting allows for an entity that extends beyond itself. The interplay of the image and substance expresses my sense of how the idealistic image is less than the imagination. What lies below the surface of a facade often bleeds through, exposing the flawed interior; yet still possessing an overall aesthetic quality that supports the concept. Objects evoke a response.

Graffiti on a city wall, thinly brushed patina on a sculpture, primal punk music, peering into grimy storefront windows, faded photographs, painting a bathroom, a torn piece of paper--all influence my work in a journey of discovery, observation, and growth.

The understated passion some artists leave on a canvas, sculpture or simple line sketch has always intrigued me. Why do some people paint pictures and others leave part of their soul on a canvas? I believe that creativity emerges from the primal part of the artist; the core of oneʼs being where hunger, sexuality, and even the instinctive sense of the supernatural originate.

I ask myself, “What can paint do?" I often apply the paint with my fingers so that I can enjoy the feeling of the panel against them. Iʼve abandoned canvas and switched to a rigid panel and abandoned gesso for the organic textures of Venetian Plaster. The figure has become a recurring part of the compositions, and I honor intuition over reasoning. My intent is to convey subtle emotions and leave a presence in each piece.
Please contact me if you have ANY questions about modeling or my work.

"Thus, what concerns us here is not imagination in itself, but rather creative imagination: the faculty that helps us pass from the level of conception to the level of realization."
-Igor Stravinsky, The Poetics of Music


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