Jeffrey Wilcox Paclipan
I am compelled to create objects with nontraditional materials and transform them to a greater meaning. As a processed based materialist painter I constantly work to combine various materials together . This combination of endless "what ifs" are very enticing, each layers create a visual stimuli. It is not necessarily about viewing something for the sake of beauty - but to create a visual emotional connection and response from within.
Having always wrestled with the act of articulating my work, I now believe it's enough for each art piece to engage each viewer individually with its own visual language.
I work viscerally, using materials combined together and easily accessible: from embellishing beads on toys, confetti, gift wrapping paper, or puzzles on canvas or wood. Each work brings attention to places people may not have otherwise noticed, demarking a place where kitsch and sophistication and highbrow and lowbrow intersect.
My aesthetics have been subliminally informed by the pop culture and I observe the mainstream with not knowing, never defining, but allowing for continual change. I act as alchemist: kitsch, plastic toys and insects, faux jewels, stuffed toys, and fragmented emotions are my materials.
I want to be present in the moment of creation.
My process is the act of acceptance.