JOHN GINOCCHIOView Images →
“If I take away the thinking subject, the whole material world must vanish, as this world is nothing but the phenomenal appearance in the sensibility of our own subject, and is a species of this subject’s representations.” Immanuel Kant Critique of Pure Reason
The absurdity of the evolution of our culture has lead me to explore an abstract expressionism predicated on the foundation of process, a process which leads to separate meditations on specific human dilemmas transfixed by the absurdity of the evolution of our political culture. That said, my work is not intended to be a political statement per se, but rather an expression influenced by the events of our times.
Abstract painting is a bridge between painting to express feeling and painting to express concepts and approaches to understanding space and the supremacy of the pure essence of being. I see painting as a dramatic visceral expression of visual feelings, and the process in painting can be the foundation of underlying themes which are explored subconsciously. September 11, 2001 provoked a psyche’s scream which brought a wave of political expression, prompting paintings named after battles in Iraq.
Beyond painting, at a young age I was moved by Louise Nevelson’s sculptures and, inspired, begin to create in various mediums, with woodworking likely leading to my love of architecture.
John Ginocchio lives in New Jersey with his family.