James Spitznagel

My work merges my curiosity about the world we live in with how curious (or peculiar) this world can be. Through the use of a digital camera, a computer and a television screen I engage in an ultra-modern form of Abstract Expressionism, using pixels, gradients, cropping tools and high resolutions to illustrate the emotions the Action Painters once communicated through paint and canvas. Rhythm is vital to my creative process. It all begins with rhythm and grows from the there, the rhythm and shape of sound, line, light or color is all the same to me. Much of my inspiration lies in exploring the common ground between the experience of creating and appreciating contemporary subjectivity and reality.

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