Monday, March 22, 2010

J.B. Krost- Art and Meaning

'Cursed' Haunted Room, Acrylic on canvas
approximately 3.5'x4'

"What is the meaning of doing art for you?"

It's hard to say, only that it is..... meaningful,
painful, liberating,
and very personal. I have
a studio (vacant bedroom) in the corner

of my house. At times I find myself actually
avoiding the area, and
I wont go in there at
all (I don't know why). When I push myself in

there, its really hard to get me out. I'm not really
sure what draws
me in there, all I know is that
there is a peaceful feeling, or one of
that slowly builds within me that is hard to find
to compare to.

I have only been in a handful of shows and only
actually sold one
painting. I don't think I paint
for the glory or notoriety or I'm sure
I would
apply for more shows and more galleries, I feel
that I do
it, more, for my own satisfaction , to
give me a moment's peace
and solitude in order
to explore my mind and the possibilities to see

what comes out on the canvas. I am an avid fly
fisherman and have
the same sensation when
I'm out there doing that .

This is a great world, but there is a lot wrong
with it.
Art is like being in the eye of the storm,
its peaceful and is calm,
but at the edges there
is a lot of violent swirling and debris.
you need to find a refuge.

J.B. Krost
J.B.'s links are:
Haunted Room
Community: HeuteKunst TodayArt


Momo Luna S!gnals said...

Great interview. I love the art of JB a lot!

DMG said...

I'm so glad you're back to the Art & Meaning series! I love JB's art.

Katherine said...

Thank you for visiting Momo Luna. I really enjoy both his art and what he has to say about the meaning of doing it.

Katherine said...

Me too Kathy, I mean I am glad to be back at it and J.b.'s art.