Hello. Thank you for visiting my website.
My name is Gary Joe Uribe. I am an artist from the lone star state. Primarily my medium is drawing. I draw what I see when I'm literal. I draw what I feel when I do not. I draw from my life. Art is my life. I draw, write, teach, and think about my art everyday.
I am a process-oriented artist. I have to work through the serial iterations to achieve my goal of understanding and conveying multi-faceted perspectives. A few of my explorations include identity, conformity, idividuality, masculinity, human nurture and Mother Nature, but, the common theme is Time. My models allow me to express my observations on gender, societal, familial models, beauty, allegorical relationships, personal experiences, and the Self.
I love to be able to rendering a trompe l'oeil drawing as well as a thoughtfully constructed conceptual piece. I get that conceptual work is not necessarily viewed as the most accessible as compared to hyperrealistic work. 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, it actually consists of systematic and predictable methods to explore my nomadic thoughts.
I get to know my model through serial iteration of representational to abstracted images. I use a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to realize my ideas. Primarily, I achieve the results through drawing.
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, and to share with you.
Thank y'all for visiting.