Artist: Cagney King – Fortville, IN
The North vs The South Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
Cagney King • ARTIST STATEMENT:
The images and visions come often and burn within me until released with a passion of line, colour and texture. This passion was ignited deep within me early in my life. The free flowing drawings and explosions of primary colours of my youth led to an exploration of my inner creative self that continues today. Art is my statement, my existence, my breath and my mark on this world. My current work is taking me on a journey of textures, poetry and loose palettes. I am working to bridge the gap between science and art to try and understand human nature as I see it in the windows that are my eyes. Abstract expressionism leads to contemporary expression. See me in this moment, because I will emerge in the next. Take the time to know me in both moments.
My work is an exploration in bridging the parallels of science, mathematics, and structural engineering with that of nature and human life. I work to express these parallels and thoughts and their reoccurrences in nature and life with mixed media, textures and loose palettes that invite the viewer into the painting and encourage thoughts and emotions on a whole new level. I work to draw people into my work, but then to also cause them to step back and take in the whole image and contemplate the meaning and intent. My work encompasses this push and pull with mediums and textures that take me on a journey of discovery with each painting. I may have an idea for the start, but the journey is a path determined both by my desire to communicate the idea, and the paintings desire to exist in a certain energy and light.
I currently utilize collage, marble dust, sand, cement, graphite, spray enamel, tempera, acrylic, oil and even cat litter to communicate the appropriate textural messages and invitations for the viewer. I am working constantly and experimenting endlessly to find the perfect mix of mediums and culminations on the canvas to create my art.