Light in the absence of eyes illuminates nothing. Visible forms are not inherent in the world, but are granted by the act of seeing. Though the world and events do exist independent of mind, they obtain of no meaning in themselves- none that the mind is not guilty of imposing on them.
This is a portfolio website for the painter Jonathan A. Sims.
This work is built from my personal aesthetic, and these paintings are attempts to communicate compelling compositions that turn on subtle geometric manipulations of form. My work of the last two years has been focused on experimenting with creating aesthetic structures in the abstract, composited with the asemic glyphs and black fields which have come to characterize my work. I have attempted to paint images which evoke a familiarity in the viewer—subtle contrivances that elicit emotion, and the bare feeling that there is a deeper linguistic intention, though the glyphs and the images are intentionally devoid of meaning outside the necessary inspirations influencing the artist. I hope to find an indirect and organic way to connect to the viewer that lies outside spoken or written language.