Published: May 5, 2013
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538 Ellis Hollow Creek Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
Rhythm is vital to James Spitznagel's creative process. "It all begins with rhythm and grows from the there," explains James. "The rhythm and shape of sound, line, light or color is all the same to me."
He explores the common ground between the personal experience of creating and appreciating contemporary subjectivity and reality. As both a musician and visual artist, he focuses on the tension between silence and sound, as well as the empty and filled spaces of his prints. His images explore the relationships of not only contemporary subjectivity and reality but also of variations in color within the vertical and horizontal aspects of the image, and the relevance of light and shadow to mood in a digitally abstracted image.
These stunning images tap into the process of seeing as an act of creating and he invites us to question and examine how we make sense of what we see in a world of infinitely malleable images.
I am also on the Greater Ithaca Art Trail at www.ArtTrail.com
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