Artist of the Day / Jean-Marc Richel / Spring Green, Wisconsin

I met Jean-Paul and saw his paintings at a gallery opening last night (http://www.gallery218.com/) where we are each showing some of our work.

You should watch his short video to appreciate his images even more.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVT8P0vbAAA

I’m a French Visual Artist

living in sweet little  Spring Green in Wisconsin USA with my wife Mary Grow and my cat Cuttie.

My work is absolutely original as the technique evolves with time, from photo enhanced by hand, to reversed print, to paint on photo print paper, or oil on canvas.

I use Inks( India, China , & Shellac)  and  Dyes, and recently a Black Walnut brew from our garden.  I invite you to see the pieces ” De Visu “(in real) if possible.

http://richeljeanmarc2011.webs.com

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About destructivetesting

I'm a self-taught artist who prefers to use found objects in ways that were never intended. I'm not interested in making 10 or 100 of the same object. This, of course, takes more time to make each piece. I also prefer a more minimalist look, where each part of a piece can be appreciated. I consider my clocks to be small sculptures with moving parts. And, my lamps to be small sculptures with light. My mirrors are reflective sculptures. DESTRUCTIVE TESTING means to push something to it's limits to understand it's structural performance or material behavior under different stresses. I interpret this in my artwork as using materials in different ways or combinations than they were designed to be used. I also just like the slightly ominous sound of the term...
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One Response to Artist of the Day / Jean-Marc Richel / Spring Green, Wisconsin

  1. seascapesaus says:

    I really enjoyed this visual treat. Lots of beauty and lovely painting. Makes me realise how much the landscape matters to me, in art and otherwise!

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