michael tino (TINOART)
art is dangerous and necessary for me. dangerous in the sense that if i allow it to consume me it invariably thwarts its natural, organic manifestation. moreover, misdirected artistic intention can be catastrophic. being cognizant of this potential phenomenon makes it that much more alive and engrossing. art is all and everything.
i paint, draw and dissect what i see. it is mostly an intuitive, innate thing. during the process of creating, forms, images, lines, strokes, juxtapositions, etc. expose themselves to me. working primarily in the abstract i am sometimes representational in an intentionally crude and/or distorted manner.
with an extensive background in commercial art and design i began exploring a painterly alternative about 19 years ago. with painting and drawing i found a balance. i use the mechanism to express my perceptions of the world before me and the emotions that surface. i use it to get me out of a psychological bind. it is cathartic in this sense. it is part of the fiber of my being. i cannot not create. Free. Create. be. recent extremely challenging and trying experiences profoundly shaped and even changed the direction of my current work. i seem to be leveraging art to help redefine the next chapter in my life. it seems i have come to an impasse. i am looking to art to save and free— it is simply complex.
art direction / design at Shonkwiler Marcoux Advertising (1994-1999), TMP Worldwide (1999-2008), OKAY Creative (2008-present)
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