American artist J.A.Kingston
has appealed to THE SECRETS OF PERFECTION, and let us become acquainted
with him willingly.
There is no doubt J.A.Kingston
is one among most interesting and serious contemporary American artists.
In his painting realistic, surrealistic, metaphysical, esoteric traditions
embodied. Kingston's painting is impregnated with alienation which
had wide prevalence in Western art of 20th century. His visions created
as though in sleepless nights by a man who in this non comfortable world
feels himself over tired, ill, down hearted, alone, superfluous, frightened.
He looks at the twilight's world through black glasses as though running
out of perfunctory sight of reality trying to penetrate into essence of
being, like ancient Greece's philosopher Democritus who pricked out his
Let us go to another
subject. If you read my (JM) articles (look at http://www.searchking.net/portal/juratemac/Archives.html),
you know that a lot of proportional grids can be constructed and every
from them can help for creation of different mood in painting. An artist
have not any presentiment that he works according with some grid which
is given him by nature and is hidden deeply in his mind. But some artists
do not content themselves with these inborn proportional grids and search
the ways to ideal. This way is painful and long.
We can greet our guest
J.A.Kingston on the successfull using of the simple and effective proportional
similar variant of which was used in 17th century by Jusepe de Ribera and
even by ancient Greece's artists. J.A.Kingston's divisions are bold and
far from traditional -- see below the Dawn where
heigh of picture is divided by the line of horizon into two equil parts.
We can also perceive
relation between this grid and possibility of linear perspective what is
a merit of one.
At fast first sight J.A.Kingston's
earlier paintings are more strong and interesting, than the too esoteric
Therefore we can wish to Joel to get a new joy and renovation and to create
still beautiful pictures.
30 Years. Acrylic on panel.
Dawn. Acrylic on panel.
Gravity. Acrylic on panel.
Ariel is Waiting. Acrylic on
2001, Joel Alden Kingston
2000-2001, The Secrets
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