Sinopia Feature Artist: Jeffrey Hirst, December 2013

Jeffrey Hirst Oakland, CA

Sinopia is proud to introduce our Feature Artist for December, 2013: Jeffrey Hirst.
Jeffrey Hirst has exhibited his work throughout the United States since the early 1990’s. His work has been showcased at national and international venues including the Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Holter Museum, Helena, Montana; McLean Project for the Art, McLean, VA; ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL; McKinney Contemporary, Dallas, TX and Palazzo Dell’ Annunziata, Matera, Italy.

He has been a visiting artist at universities around the United States conducting encaustic and printmaking workshops and has taught encaustic classes at Grand Maris Art Colony in MN, The Encaustic Center in TX, LaGrange Art League in IL, and The 6th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA.

Hirst also is the owner of Hirst Printmaking, a Printmaking shop specializing in Intaglio, Screenprinting, and Experimental Approaches towards combining printmaking and encaustic.

Hirst received his MFA from Louisiana State University and BFA from the University of Minnesota. He is a recipient of a 2009 Minnesota State Arts Board grant and his work is in numerous public and private collections including Arcstone Technologies, Grant Thornton International, Great River Energy, Southern Graphics Council, and SAP America.

Sonic Diffusion
beeswax, resin, plaster, gesso, screenprint, black walnut dye
84" x 84" x 24", 2013

Jeffrey says of his work:

My current work investigates the relation between man made architectonic structure and the natural landscape and how these two forces can coexist in an urban environment. The correlation between urban decay and natural beauty (both at a micro and macro level) influence my work. I am interested in the connectivity that exists between us, as humans when we are in urban environments, but still remain anonymous. The connectivity is electric and vibrant to the point that we all feel a common bound and it is this that I believe ties us with our material environments.

The constructions, reAssemblages, are part of a series that view the idea of oasis within a larger urban environment and the sense of release that can come from each of us as we experience such places.

Curve Cube
wood, beeswax, resin, pigment, screenprint, collagraph, black walnut dye
13" x 13" x 9", 2013

Glow, no.37
encaustic on panel
17" x 13", 2012

Glow, no. 10
encaustic on panel
17" x 13", 2012

encaustic collagraph
15" x 11", 2013

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