2013 International Art Festival
Artist Official Entries
Jonathan Levybrooklyn NY USA
Observation of nature formed both my outlook on life and style of painting. This lead me to the patterns and movements found within nature, from the repetitive formula of a flower, to the chaotic rhythm of the ocean. As a child, I was always intrigued by the marbling patterns found within stone. Now, through my work, I copy it. This haphazard and formulaic collision of elements is found everywhere and is deeply captivating to us all. The patterns and colors that emerge within nature is what I seek to capture. In today’s fast-moving, high-tech world, the splendor of nature, oftentimes is overshadowed and taken for granted. My focus is on that which grows, forms and prospers without the intervention of man. Through my work I ask the questions “where do we live?” and “who should we serve?” What are we if not the consequence of our environment? In order to exist, everything must lean on nature which reminding us, “it” is “we”.