Art Auction 2018 | Jimi Gleason


Jimi Gleason

Silver deposit, acrylic on canvas, 2018
10 x 8 inches
Courtesy of the artist and William Turner Gallery
Value: $1,000
Minimum bid: $500

A native of Newport Beach, Jimi Gleason attended UC Berkeley and in his senior year discovered ceramics and printmaking, taking Zen-like satisfaction in pulling ink across surfaces. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 1985. After a brief stint at the San Francisco Art Institute, he moved to New York City, where he lived the life of an experimental painter while working as a photography assistant and technician. One of the distinctive features of Gleason’s art is the complex way in which the viewer is drawn to actively participate with each piece. Colors, textures, tones and subtleties emerge, meld and shift as light and viewer perspective change. The effect is enigmatic, ethereal, and emotionally resonant. The artist feels that his paintings are a physical response to motion, “a frozen moment for those who wish to ponder the visual riddle I offer them.”

Selected collections

The late Ed Moses
Joe Goode
Larry Bell

Selected exhibitions

Transcending Abstraction—Perspectives in Reductive Art, Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, 2012
Elements of Nature, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles; Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, 2010
L.A. Current View, Armand Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 1997

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