WELCOME TO TINOART - THE OUTSIDER'S OUTSIDE ART.
YES. THIS SITE IS A MESS> LIKE MY STUDIO> BUT WHAT COME's OUT of it is what MATTERs MOST.
the answer is here. all is here.
ART— I believe as many others undoubtedly do— is a constantly evolving and changing process. The same is true here.
I am currently working on multiple projects and series including video and media art. moreover, i will be incorporating some written poetics, photos , videos and more into this site. There are tunneling links and mysterious delights throughout this showcase adding another dimension of intrigue to those explorers.
FREE. CREATE. BE.
I paint because I must. I create to be.
Evoking a diverse range of emotions, ideologies, social perspectives and the hope that fuses it all together, I deconstruct what I see, think and feel. I strive with my work to convey this visual fusion to others.
My process is simple yet profoundly complex. Abstraction, mark-making and random-control becomes the infrastructure on which to develop my compositions.
I strive to capture the nuances and idiosyncrasies of life. From the simple edge, crack and texture in elements of nature to the people hunkered over iPhones and digital devices while, say, on a boat cruising down the Potomac river with the birds abound.
I have frequent visceral dreams of making compositions, brushstrokes, pencil-marks and applying copious amounts of paint in color-fields as lush as green meadows is profoundly telling. I wake, slightly buzzed, confused and impassioned. But to my dismay, the painting could not be found— thus the impetus to paint. So off I go trying to capture the magic in the dream.
I AM OF THE BELIEF THAT THE WORK SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.
An artist's statement is a short document written by the artist which provides a window into the artist's world. It offers insight into a single piece or an entire body of work and by describing the artist's creative process (, philosophy -Freedom, existentialism, vision, and passion. It enlightens and engages while at the same time giving the audience - potential buyers, exhibition curators, critics, fellow artists, or casual browsers - the freedom to draw their own conclusions. An artist's statement reads easily, is informative, and adds to the understanding of the artist.
CV | WHAT I'VE DONE | ACCOMPLISHMENTS
i 've known since a very young age i had something unique pulling me towards searching. I did just that for decades. Ever the adverturour and explorer during my youth, my appetite for something new and exciting was insatiable. I've dabbled in all forms of art, creativity, music and video. It was rare friends, family and associates found me without a camera fastened to my face like an oxygen mask. I needed to capture everything. I needed to dissect and take apart things - stuff! oh wonderful stuff! go-carts, mini-bikes, forts, computers and cameras!
intuition as the conduit and reason
chance and open experience
open and procedural (john cage music)
graphic design / typography / painterly
dwelling at the threshold
vacillating between inscrutability and impactful exclamation
CANVAS PIGMENT ART IS ALL. After long long journeys and ABSTRACT PAINTER SOUTH LAKE TAHOE< CALIFORNIA, ABSTRACT PAINTER SAN FRANCISCO AND NEW YORK PAINTERS TOO— WHY NOT.—
i was speaking about journeys and sojourns. those days of inward digging and outward living mixing and meshing. COGS ABSOLUTELY MESH. more on that. acutely cognizant of my own cogs meshing
care to join in this wondrous, neverending quest for truth™. creative truths and universal one that swarm in the same globular. no—
it’s not what you think. i am speaking of consciousness. perceptiveness. intuitiveness and reason. that old balance of the poetic and pragmatic faculties which make up the molecular structure of consciousness.
its the cogs simply messing all has culminated. there is now other truths or barriers to overcome. just the simply complicated unreasonable reason we trick ourselves with day
after night. within days.
now it is time to be real. i had shared this conviction and philosophical truth with a friend many many years ago while in college.
if you’d care to understand the deeper purpose behind my art— it is in there. within the pigment, the scrawls, the spatters, the controlled chaos that bewilders and beautifully entrances many.
my purpose is to induce an emotion that is Real within the viewer.
the one who knows and sees what i convey on the indifferent and expansive surfaces.
rather than adhering to format here—
i’ll obey the order of Content. Artistic, abstract expressionism, mark-making, tinoart, michael tino painterly — let me express to you. draw you a picture of aesthetically pleasing, abstract truths. all is composition.
early years of my painterly journey i had been deeply influenced by the painterly, typographic compositions of david carson. so— naturally — being a graphic designer and art director, i exercised that mechanism in my graphic design work.
most artists have philosophical significance beneath and driving their creative vision. some sit still with all the unsolvable depth and simply put it down on canvas, paper, walls, clay or the Line. as poet charles bukowski called it. writing. some, such as myself, put the globular, magical creative energy and impassioned purpose all over. every medium in reach. found art. art is everything and everywhere. i grab it while going out for milk and record it during conversations with Gadot.
Everywhere. SO FAR in paint, drawings, typographical design, photographs, video, experimental sounds, sculpting, writing and BE-ing.
After a extended period— again. i have reached yet another plateau. Last time I was pouring it out all over the INFOBOMB™ highway i spoke of Trusting the Process and all that other verbose balderdash. stream of conscious much like this only a rather profound and highly noteworthy significance:
my seeming sudden acuity it thinking, reasoning and decision-making. i am subconsciously and consciously bringing the pragmatic - practical - reasonable? - STABLE. yes. there has definitely been a shift and lock into another critical realm of consciousness and reason— truth.
ART PRINTS AVAILABLE SOON
quality customizable prints of most of my works will be available for purchase. Thank you for your inquiries.