About Jarvis Wilcox

Jarvis Wilcox
11 Clapboard Hill Rd Westport, CT 06880
203-255-4104
7 West 81st St
New York, NY 10024
212-580-2868

 

A Statement

As the practitioner of a non-verbal art, my first objective is to intrique the viewer into spending enough time with the painting to absorb the atmosphere and be seduced into letting the guard down and entering a new and unfamiliar world.

The art in painting is not simply the representation of an object so that the viewer is wowed by the trompe l'oeil quality of the painting or the virtuosity of execution, but an exploration of interactions of the objects represented as well as their relationship to their surroundings, the haunting echoes of relationships in the everyday experience of the viewer. In other words, the poetry of painting lies not in the images presented so much as in the emotional connections stimulated, brought to mind and made real by each viewer's individual, unique response the picture. Each viewer must have her/his own response, but if the work is good, all the reactions will be related, though individual. Art, any art, is a unique means of communicating intuitive, subjective knowledge and understanding.

This is my credo; the goal of my painting. I am trying to communicate the excitement, the delight, and the insight I discovered in seeing and then making the painting. In a way a painting is a mood sustained and realized. A picture cannot be comprehended in a glance; paintings, like any of the temporal arts as well as good red wines, take time to reveal themselves, ...Please enjoy! 

Jarvis Wilcox