Metaphor. 42"x42" ink on paper. 2017.
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My name is Gary Joe Uribe. I am an artist from the lone star state. My medium is drawing. I draw what I see when I'm literal. I draw what I feel when I am not. I draw from my life. Art is my life. I draw, write, teach, and think about art everyday.
I am a process-oriented artist. I have to work through the serial iterations to achieve my goal of understanding and conveying a multi-faceted perspective. A few of my explorations include identity, conformity, individuality, masculinity, human nurture and Mother Nature. Basically I make art according to the requirements of my ideas. Literal ideas morph into abstracts and archetypal ideals. My models allow me to express my observations on gender, societal, familial models, beauty, allegorical relationships, personal experiences, and the Self. Basically I hope to share beauty. "The creation of beauty is art." Ralph Waldo Emerson.
I love to be able to rendering a trompe l'oeil drawing as well as a thoughtfully constructed conceptual piece. I draw contour lines to show my hand. I draw geometric lines to show my mind.
My studio practice is a seemingly mercurial process, akin to a squirrel crossing a road. However, the process consists of systematic and predictable steps.
I look to mundane, ordinary, everyday beauty of Texas nature, as well as the symbols and detritus of this consumer's choices.
I attempt to reveal the beauty and grace of my subjects. Everything is for sale. I am really trying to activate my pay pal portal. But if you have any questions, please e-mail me at the contact link.
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