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CALENDAR BY IRA KENNEDY
From my earliest years I have always known I was an artist.
But, I now know what art looks like for me through my eyes, my heart, my way of
seeing the world. Artists of the past have had sudden shifts in their artistic style.
Picassos revelation came once he saw African art and Van Goghs
discovery of Japanese art was equally life-changing. Likewise, my exposure to Australian
Aboriginal art, the native arts of Mexico and the ancient rock art of the Southwest
Indians came together to evoke an artistic epiphany.
Although I can paint what I see, I have
chosen to paint what cant be seen. I now see my works as being mythological
explorations immersed in a primal and eternal visual truth.
The process is to take a painting from
a dull state to one of brilliance using dots to create visual shimmer, so the work is to
be sensed more than viewed. The paintings are not an object for the eye alone, but an
experience for the mind intimating, not imitating, that which is indescribable.
Since my two solo exhibitions in New
York City, to a group show, "The Art of Money", at the Chelsea Gallery which
included many internationally known artists, including Andy Warhol, I have had my share of
success. My art is held in private collections from Australia to South Korea and New
York to Texas.