silkscreen adobe illustrator LA Paris photo Orléans Burlington Richmond

Currently visiting Richmond, Vermont after living in Orléans, France for about a year, I'm an artist, graphic designer and weekend-codewriter. I'm 43 years old. I'm in the business of creation and have been working commercially and privately as an artist and designer for about 20 years. I like music, dissonance, messy tangled things and anything that makes me think. I like [complexity]. I hope you enjoy this work. It should be noted that the main rule in the digital vector work is "no halftones".

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1973 Born in Portland, Oregon USA

1996 Moved to Burlington, VT USA

2013 Moved to Los Angeles, CA USA

2014 Moved to Saint-Jean-de-Braye (Orléans), France

2015 Moved to Paris, France

2016 Moved to Orléans, France

2017 Going to move again soon

The most essential creative component of the work in this review is drawing. Line and structure underpin all of my work. The desire for very literal, linear and crisp shapes has led me to hybridize the granular structure available in drawing, with the usage of tone and color throughout the composition incorporating a variety of painting and collage techniques. My background in graphic design and printmaking has a strong influence on the visual aspect of my work.

These pieces represent a departure from the minutiae of that mostly digital process and its limitations. I'm encouraged by working on a larger scale than can be achieved in most print processes because it allows for the viewer to relax into the space(s) of the work, creating a more inviting dialogue. While offering greater depth and interaction, these pieces still invoke the search for order and harmony between disparate elements that is a hallmark of my design work. I use drawing as an armature. Critical points in that armature are elaborated upon through the use of smaller shapes. In this work, the shapes have little subtlety in and of themselves but instead work in concert to reveal visual relationships throughout the picture plane. In development there are often parts of the composition that become very dense, sometimes resulting in individual forms asserting themselves. Focusing on a non-figurative approach, I find myself exploring the mutability of those objects.

There is usually a way to make the most assertive forms part of the greater array as opposed to having the work become about them. In life, there are often aspects of one's whole experience that seek to dominate. I think of these aspects as a kind of imposition. The work is a suspension or static view of an ongoing, charged and dynamic interaction based on finding harmony and beauty in those tensions rather than on conquering them. I seek to invite the viewer to find individual meaning--preferably a sense of unity in multiplicity, balance and visual harmony. It is my hope that in this work you will experience the interplay of these sometimes challenging forms as a rich, complex and satisfying whole. Stand clear of the closing doors please. -SAC

I have a pretty generic set of initials. My middle name, André (great grandfather, maternal side), does a good job at individuating my name but it's generally overlooked. Which I understand. I mention this because not all of the work at the link below is actually mine but if you look closely, you can tell what's what. This is some older stuff.

photo, Orléans
Studio hangar in Saint-Jean-de-Braye (close to Orléans, France) Process dominant.
photo, Orléans
In le Havre. Picking up box I made to ship studio from LA to France.
LA, Paris, photo

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2017-06-10 20:27:36
(State:active) Anonymous (14)(0:6)
this is interesting content

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