Chuck Bauer, MHAAA SAT 2022

Josh Crook

Painting, Acrylic, oil abstract

Alsgarage studio
401 Ida Circle
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin 53572

#10 on the tour map.

My studio is in my garage. I live in a cul de sac but parking is never an issue. Wheelchair accessible. 

Credit Cards are accepted.

About Josh and his art:

My focus is to create art that depicts change and  transformation of matter. Im fascinated, in particular, with how time is involved in aesthetics. Regardless of other variables, time and timing are powerful.  My work tends to look as if objects are exploding or imploding, contracting or expanding, separating or mixing, being created or getting destroyed.  I want my paintings to seem in motion or ‘on the way’ to something. This can often be achieved by working quickly and intuitively.

On the other hand, I am also interested in matter and objects that are changed over long periods of time, often despite standing still. Patina and/or degradation on leather, metal, fabric, roads, rock, hillsides and faces. It’s fascinating that artwork that depicts this successfully will trigger memories and feelings long forgotten.

Likely due to this interest and focus on time, I tend to either paint very quickly and improvise without thinking too much, completing a painting in minutes, or I will keep a canvas around for weeks or months and let it sit and collect its own built up layers from whatever I’m working on otherwise, allowing it to gain some sort of character of its own. Often the two methods come together, one being a backdrop for the other.

Chuck Bauer, MHAAA SAT 2022
Chuck Bauer, MHAAA SAT 2022
Artist Demonstration:

I will have several canvases/painting surfaces and materials out and demonstrate how I layer paint to provide a background. I will have several paintings out in various stages of completion.

Chuck Bauer, MHAAA SAT 2022