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Artist of the moment…..Jimi Gleason

Jimi Gleason is an American painter born in 1961. He grew up in Newport Beach, California. Gleason is renown for his abstract and minimalist works painted in acrylics. His mentor was Ed Moses. His paintings have a great surface texture to them and as the viewer’s eyes moves about the image one can find many varieties of texture in the corners and in the middle just a flat monotone. The artist is great at playing with light and luminosity.

For his collegiate education Jimi Gleason attended the University of California at Berkeley.

In this clip below we visit a show by Jimi Gleason and his mentor Ed Moses.

After college he met Ed Moses and worked as his studio assistant for seven years.

One technique the artist uses hand made instruments  to use pearlescent acrylic white paint as a base. Another great innovation Gleason uses to get more texture in the corners as he pulls the white paint to get a smooth texture in the middle but he allows it to build up in the corners and edges of the canvas.

What interests me with Gleason and Ed Moses is that these artists have been experimenting with ways to produce different textural affects, and now companies have those affects in a bottle for us to use. If you would like a textured canvas with a crackle affect, you may buy the crackle medium! I encourage you to try and experiment with textures if you work with acrylics, its fun!

Price range information: Works range from $1,500 to $50,000.


Artist of the moment…..Ed Moses

Ed Moses is an American artist born on a ship as his mother was en route to Long Beach, California when he was born. She had separated from her husband and the couple had been living in Hawaii. The artist was kept at home for a period in his early teens to prevent him from getting tuberculosis. Moses dropped out of high school to join the Navy.

After finishing his naval experience Moses signed up for med school with hopes of becoming a doctor. It was not to be and Moses found himself taking classes with Pedro Miller at Long Beach City College. The artist would go on to eventually earn a master’s degree from U.C.L.A.

In this clip we visit a show with the work of Ed Moses and another artist Jimi Gleason. The first 1:17 of the clip is dedicated to Gleason, the last part to Ed Moses.

His career path then took Moses to New York where he met other artists like Mark Rothko, Ellsworth Kelly, and Willem de Kooning. He lived in New York City for only one year and headed back to California after first landing with his wife and first son in Virginia.

Was added to the faculty and taught art at the University of California campus at Irvine.

In the 1970s Moses began to work with resin and various materials to create surface texture in his art.

1980 the artist received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Ed Moses is included in many prominent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Denver Museum of Art.

price range information: Works range from prints starting at $1,000 to oil paintings that cost as much as $50,000.