OMNI new paintings by Anthony Palomo
My paintings pry and dissect nature and memory to develop an ideal wreckage. Cubism is God’s clutter, an omnidirectional view, facets at all angles. I perceive and slit my roses within their all-seeing entirety whereas my Miasma Series breaks down cubism into abstract form. A frenzy of emotion layered over, under, and through each other to emanate the foulness in beauty and bliss in suffocation. Omni is Latin for all and it is commonly used with words that would describe a god who is all-seeing, all-creating, and all-powerful. I believe it to define most artists as well.
I evolved into a cubist painter after years of studying various artists, such as Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, Georges Braque, and Paul Cezanne. The push and pull of the paintings forced me in. I could not have appreciated the balance and chaos in my life without the concept of cubism.
About the artist: Anthony Palomo is of Chamorro and Mexican heritage. He graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in 2013 with Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art. He was presented with the Academic Achievement Award in Art by The College of Arts and Sciences. Currently Palomo works with the Community School of Music and Art as the Director’s Assistant, Teacher, and Kiln Technician. He also works at the San Jose Museum of Art as a Development and Rentals Assistant.
Artist Reception: February 2nd, 7pm–11pm
Exhibition dates: February 2–February 23, 2018
part of the South FIRST FRIDAYS Art Walk in downtown San Jose