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The Art of Josh Schoemaker utilizes a combination of collage, ink, and traditional printmaking techniques that create a dichotomy of elements that define his unique style and expression.


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GEO-MOTIONAL

This series is an experimentation with geometric shapes that are rigid and impersonal and pushes the boundary on these hard lines and rigid shapes into defining human emotion and interaction. Whether it's two shapes that I see locked in a kiss, or a conflict between shapes that represent social tension, the name of the artwork paves the way for the viewer to decipher the emotion I intended. I challenge you to click on the link to this series and see for yourself. Without looking at the name, what emotion or interaction do you experience at first glance? Does it change once you see the name? Is there proof of life in the shapes and compositional arrangment?

Naming my art is always a struggle. Finding a name for a piece is not the problem, but I feel like naming it gives too much away. The title of a work forces a viewer to try and find what I see and feel about a piece instead of how a piece of art speaks to a viewer. I go back and forth on this; do I hint at what I am trying to reveal or leave it open to the viewer to experience the piece with an unbiased approach? I'd love to hear your opinion,  shoot me a note here.

Below is some insider stuff! A first-hand look at the progress and completion of the hand-made series "Living Proof".

 
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