Anno Domini is pleased to welcome the return of Jeremiah Maddock to the gallery with his third solo exhibition since 2009 A.D. A hyper prolific artist, Jeremiah continues his intensely patterned drawings as well as his unique figurative themes. In 2011, Jeremiah came to San Jose for his opening reception from New York City....deciding shortly afterward he wasn't going back. Since then, he's been living in a house, near a river in the Pacific Northwest, with the fish, otters, deer and bald eagles.
This work, like most of my work, is an ongoing process of exploration.
Through the process of creating I find part of my brain and spirit that, so far I can only access through hours and hours of creating and building my visual language. To me it feels like meditation, or at least, what I understand meditation to be. It is a feeling that I am addicted to and so I keep on searching all the time–I can’t go out and buy it anywhere. With this feeling comes warmth and peace, love and angst, and a freedom of knowing that there is no right way to be an artist...it’s a great freedom...it connects me, I feel, to something other worldly or maybe just worldly...I wouldn’t know. While I am working, the pieces look amazing to me...like it has a pulse or electrical current weaving through it...when I wake up the next day, it seems to be gone and it looks like just another drawing. It is through the process of making that I find the images and concepts–if there are any to be found. Barely ever do I have preconceived ideas when I sit down to work (which should explain somewhat this vague paragraph.) Though I have been making things for a very long time, I feel I have barely scratched the surface of what can be, so I will keep going through this maze until I find that flood gate. There is a lot for me to look forward to. ~Jeremiah Maddock