ARTIST STATEMENT Many times I have been asked for my definition of art. I have often struggled to come up with a clever answer, but in the end, each individual will have his or her own meaning of art. I believe art can encourage dialogue. Artists communicate with the world more passionately and truthfully through the work they create. I believe art can inspire and influence. Art lets the viewer experience what artists see, what they do, who they love, how they feel, and why they are. Art, and the process of creating it, can give confidence to an artist's spirit….a spirit that otherwise may be paper-thin and translucent. I believe art heals. It breaks down stereotypes, encourages diversity, and stimulates the mind. It can bring calm to the tormented and joy to the disheartened. I believe art can change the world. When nothing else matters, I am an artist because I want to make changes to this world, too
Biography: ABOUT THE ARTIST Celebrated for his romantic botanicals and brooding landscapes, Pepper Pepper's images echo pure beauty. His images of people, places, and things are far from ordinary. Sometimes provocative, sometimes emotional, but always overflowing with drama, Pepper's work is shaped by his understanding of nature and human sensibilities. Some images are ethereal and others are grounded in reality, but all decipher the human condition. From his exquisite black and white photography to the ballet of colors in his abstracts, his images are identifiable yet completely imaginary. His style has matured into a synthesis of photorealism and impressionism. Images of a glowing fire inside a Romanesque church or the withered foliage of an aging prize rose are re-imagined through the kaleidoscopic layers in his work. Stone and water, petal and silk invite the viewer to explore the relationship between light and shadow, space and composition. Pepper Pepper's images are open doors that invite the viewer to pass through; a colorful and exciting journey always awaits. --- J.A.W. / Artist Review
Country: United States
Site: Pepper and Company
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