Jerald W. Blackstock

Biography

Artists Statement

I was born in the Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada, my grandfather was a homesteader near Blue Rock. The Bow Valley has been my life.

After working as the Art Director at Chinook Plastics, where I supervised and produced the architectural signage for large projects such as the Cave and Basin in Banff and the University of Calgary I moved on to a career at Art School (Alberta University of the Arts) where after 6 years of study I taught painting and drawing. (c.v.)

By editing to create fleeting moments of exaggerated light, colour and pattern, my contemporary approach to digital painting has created a body a work that is brimming with nostalgia for my first homes, the street, and the mountains.

The works are similar in spirit to Nouvelle Vague:

“From this passion for cinema they developed a belief in the theory of the auteur: that is, a conviction that the best films are the product of a personal artistic expression and should bear the stamp of personal authorship, much as great works of literature bear the stamp of the writer.” © 2008 Simon Hitchman

“(An artist) makes liberal use of artistic license to significantly embellish or change the circumstances of real-life incidents by any means possible” – Rosalind E. Krauss.

With my emphasis on feeling, I’m a personal history expressionist. I relate to Alice Neel, who as “A successor to the expressionism of Chaim Soutine, Edward Munch, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Neel used distorted drawing and invented color to reveal the character beneath each sitter’s physical

appearance. (© Artsy)”

‎I use the camera, editing software, a formal education in painting aesthetics and a lifetime of fine art practice to reveal what lies beneath; the poetry of existence.

Blackstock 2019

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Series

Books

The Duchy of Jerald Big Picture Book
Series: The Duchy of Jerald. Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 1,390. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Pictorial Essays and Social Comment Pictorial Essays and Social Comment "The photographer is an armed version of the solitary walker reconnoitering, stalking, cruising the urban inferno, the voyeuristic stroller who discovers the city as a landscape of voluptuous extremes. Adept of the joys of watching, connoisseur of empathy, the flâneur finds the world "picturesque."— Susan Sontag, On Photograph
The Duchy of Jerald
Series: The Duchy of Jerald. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 53,810. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Cognitive psychology, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Free will & determinism
Picking the Flowers The Grow in The Midst of Hell or How I Turned Depression Rage Anxiety Embarrassment Hurt Guilt Jealousy into Sadness Annoyance Concern Regret Disappointment through Learning and Practising to be Evidence Based and Rational by Jerald W. Blackstock BFA Published by Blackstock Art&Design for The Duchy of Jerald Fine Art, Love, REBT and Disappointment

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