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Jeff Kromer : Phantasmagoria

Jeff Kromer : Phantasmagoria

Exhibition Dates : April 23rd - May 29th 2010

Image : Giraffe : acrylic and charcoal on cardboard : 2009 : 33.25w x 39.75 inches high : framed

" Considering myself a two-dimensional sculptor much of my work is built up through a series of mark-making and tearing down by wiping away the lines and forms in the composition. This process may entail many images hidden under the final product before a creation comes to fruition and is "realized". I employ various mediums such as graphite, color pencil, acrylic, charcoal and pastel on canvas, paper, cardboard, masonite, wood and mylar. While some paintings may take months, others can take weeks or days to achieve a visibly aesthetic surface. Once this stage is reached an idea is pursued through the formal elements that are the underpainting of a finished piece. The colors, shapes, lines and forms assist in depicting the final composition. I've found this process is best by working on six to ten paintings or drawings at any given moment and believe the act of painting to be as important as a finished work. Utilizing different styles in a linear format, the work portrays thematic elements of the human condition and the psyche of man using the human form, animals, clowns, mother and child, playing cards, and life and death themes as subject matter. Therefore, this style could be summed up as a blend of abstract figurative and surrealism. I graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting and achieved teacher certification at Millersville University. Winning numerous awards and scholarships, I've exhibited along the east coast of the United States."

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