Featured Artist of the Week
Leonard Joseph Klikunas
I paint to modify experienced reality through visual perception.
The “Blocks” series hovers between painting and sculpture. It employs shizen (自然): the Japanese concept of naturalness, absence of pretense or artificiality. Material is stretched over a supporting three-dimensional framework, like a tent, and coated with paint.
The work is characterized by “mindful artlessness” and simplicity. Understated and subtle, the work doesn’t only refer to itself, and it doesn’t explain everything.
2015 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, California
2nd 2015 Showcase Competition, winner, Artslant, (jurors: Artslant curatorial team)
Bellingham National Salon des Refusés, Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington
About the Featured Artist program
Each week TVAA selects a member to showcase in our online gallery. We post the featured artist’s bio, contact information, and an image selected from the artist’s online portfolio. Artists are eligible to be featured no more than once per year. The selection is a random drawing from all current members. Only members who have submitted a bio and image are considered. Click here now to become a member of TVAA.