|Name of Artist||Jonathan Deutsch|
|Artistic Styles||Abstract, Abstract Expressionism , Art Deco, Conceptual Art, Expressionism, Impressionism , Photo Realism, Symbolism|
|Subject Areas||Historical, Landscape, Nudes, Portrait, Still Life|
|Art Media||Acrylic paint, Ink, Oil paint, Watercolour|
|Artist's Website||Jonathan Deutsch Fine Art Gallery|
|Jonathan Deutsch has been painting in oil and acrylic for a number of years. Recently he was introduced to encaustics, which utilizes bee's wax. This form of painting has been in use for thousands of years. The medium, which consists of wax, damar resin and pigments, allows for a variety of techniques to be employed. Brushes and sculpting tools are used to apply and then work the wax into the desired form. The paint is applied to a panel after it has been heated. Heating allows the paint to move from a solid to a liquid state. After each layer is brushed on, it is re-heated and fused to the layer below.
Jonathan considers the medium which he uses to be a form with which he can continuously and without limitation express himself. There are no boundaries or language barriers to overcome for either the artist or the viewer with his paintings.
Anyone of any age, time, culture or place can look upon the artwork and see for themselves what has been done and the impact that has been made. The response and interpretation are unique to the observer.
For Jonathan painting is much like a state of meditation. The mind relaxes and then a flood of thoughts and inspiration race in during the process. It is a creative act that provides an opportunity to explore inner worlds, as well as reactions to our real world situations, history, the present and the past. Painting allows the painter to investigate and ultimately to document the creative act. The viewer can choose to be drawn in and participate in the painting; sharing in the contemplation.
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