About the Exhibition:
Abstract Illusion (An American Contemporary Experience)
This exhibition provides the opportunity to view the work of two contemporary Western artists that share common attributes to painting yet work in very distinct different styles.
Together they bring forward a harmonious blend of approaches that honors the influence of Asian contemporary work and creates another cross-platform experience for viewing.
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About the artists:
Janet Filomeno USA
Janet Filomeno, B. 1953, in New York, NY, she moved to New Hope, Pa. in 2006 where she currently lives and works. Janet has been an Adjunct Professor of Art for 18 years at Montclair State University and also has taught at William Paterson University. She received her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an MA in Art from Montclair State University, and a BA in Art from the State University of New York at Albany (SUNY at Albany).
Filomeno has been an exhibiting artist in the New York Metropolitan Area for 35 years. Janet has exhibited extensively with over 90 exhibitions to date throughout New York City, New Jersey and other locations on both a national and international level. Best known for her large-scale gestural abstract paintings that employ the use of a variety of materials such as ink, mica, shellac, acrylic paint, graphite, charcoal and at times collage. Her paintings follow a continuous theme which is the use of water as a metaphor for the physicality of life and our physical selves. In her collective referral to the history of art she follows her intuitive process to render canvases with a post-modernist view of a world steeped in metaphor.
Quin Stone USA
Quin Stone was born in 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky. Inspired by his great uncle, who is a practicing artist to pursue his artistic passion In 2013, he began his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts pursuing the traditional techniques of oil painting. Graduated in 2017
Stone’s artistic interests span from abstract painting, representational arts, to recently print media & Video productions. Drive from pure emotions, Stone’s creative work exploring the state of emotion through personal observations. Communicate through the canvas with pure visual senses and impact. The description not required, the viewer can feel the power more than a thousand words.
Recently, Stone was captivated by the pure emotion minimalist approach of the New York’s POP art movement from the 1950-1960’s. Which aligned with his own pursue to capture emotion. He started his recent series exploring the deconstruction process in POP arts with a modern twist. Using the medium as the bridge to describe the popular culture surrounding him, direct his focus on the subjects, not the surroundings. Stone hopes to transform the viewer from the obvious, after stripping away the layer and helps his viewer to reach the inner core of the emotion he tries to present.
He aims to bring the subtle to the point of extreme bluntness and to expose the “plastic” culture that we’ve grown comfortable.
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