Barry James Lent

Bio

Peekskill Arts Council Member

Category/Medium:
• Painting

Studio Location:

Telephone Number:
845-490-8485

Website:
barryjameslent.com

Barry James Lent

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I believe art should be thought provoking, provocative, sensuous, angry or even downright scary. I do not attempt to pacify my potential viewers by censoring the images I create, for this would have me feel like a liar or a fraud. My approach is always "warts and all". What I do is to simply expose my subconscious. My obsessions, fixations and troubling thoughts are shown in an almost exhibitionist manner to be ogled, smiled at or glared upon by anyone who takes a moment to view my work. I don't think what I put to canvas makes me special or different. I am simply trying to be as honest as I can be, in an effort to relate and be related to. I believe that many of us share these same emotions, desires, obsessions and epiphanies in one way or another. I pray that my deep seeded value of good curves and lines will help to assure you of my intention to elegantly display the beauty of my own darkness. I obsess over sweeping motions and the fluidity of lines, as I believe inner thoughts tend to operate in this same manner. There is a beautiful side to our inner ugliness. An inseparable humanity. A universal dance of creative and destructive energies.The beast that we all know and recognize even if we wish we did not. It is time to bring our whole selves into the light.