Energy Begets Art
"Although my artwork is executed in many different styles using different mediums, it all centers around energy. What began as an escape has become an outlet for me to speak a language all my own, using energy. By taking positive and negative energies through a cathartic, organic, vigorous process, I am able to transform these energies into something entirely new. Something as simple as, the need to decompress or a deep feeling of turmoil can become the centerpiece for a new idea. Choices concerning style, medium, and application method, change regularly from one piece to another, depending on what energies I’m processing at the time of creation. Aside from my color field work, all of my abstract paintings incorporate the use of motion within the composition, and many pieces have the optical illusion of actual movement or vibration. Although some of my work is comparatively more still and calm, the theme of energy remains. My language of energy not only allows me to process emotion, experience, and energy that would otherwise be displaced, but it allows me to see how energy can change and evolve. No matter the method or the piece, no two people read these energy-based paintings exactly the same. I find this fascinating and heartwarming. The joy presented when I’m able to see a stranger enjoy my painting and ultimately reading, feeling and taking part in these energies, is unparalleled. When first beginning this beautiful passion, I assumed that the relinquishing of this energy was the reward, but I was terribly mistaken. For myself as an artist, the greatest enjoyment comes when I am able to share the results of my experiences with the world and see my paintings continue to evolve, becoming new energies every-time they’re viewed."
J. Cole Patenotte
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