Last weekend was the East-of-Broad-Street portion of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours or POST for short. It’s lots of fun to visit artists’ studios, have a look around, and learn about the work they do. My first stop was Jim Brossy’s studio in Northern Liberties. It’s a cavernous space and it has to be because Jim works very large. His multi-dimensional works exhibit an eerie storybook quality.
“The painting is not a representation of life, but a real thing, an object in a real space, that can be experienced as a picture. The integration of tar, cement, wax, latex, steel and other “non- art” materials along with traditional art materials, eliminates boundaries creating new form. ”
Jim’s work pulls the viewer in and elicits an emotional response. It is difficult to look away He refers to his work as “Crackpot Realism.” Read about Jim and see more of his work here.
Next Week: E.C. Bradley