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Jonpaul Smith

Artist Statement: 


I am interested in the complex relationships of systems and patterns that control and dictate the world in which we live. I approach my woven and constructed paper pieces from a variety of perspectives but common to all are the processes of disassembly and reassembly. The materials can be my original traditional and non-traditional prints, gouache paintings, smoke transfers, and the packaging of everyday household items. No matter what material I choose, the process begins with cutting the materials into strips of various sizes, then painstakingly overlapping or weaving them into meticulous, intricate compositions. Resulting in complex, tapestry-like constructs that make use of (and, in a sense, refine) pop culture imagery.

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