TWENTY-TWO GALLERY


236 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA  19103

215.772.1911

HOURS: Wed. thru Sun. 12 Noon to 6 PM

or by appointment

 

Opening Reception:

Friday, May 8th,   6 - 9 PM

Exhibition runs through June 7th

JIM COBB

“Wanderlust”

Recent Painting by Philadelphia area artist Jim Cobb.


"Our paintings are built on the long line of painters who have come before us.  We have been painting for thousands of years and it is highly unlikely that we can really discover something new.  Most of us search for our "style" and when we find it, it is as old as the hills—as Picasso said.

      I am suspicious of painters who attribute mysterious things that drive their work.  To me painting is just hard work and most of us find ourselves forced to learn to paint again with each new painting.  If we are honest, we are horrified with each new canvas.  

       I ask one thing one of my paintings--that they encourage the viewer to stop for a conversation.  A painting is as real as our bodies.  Cezanne correctly said that you could smell the landscape in his paintings.  Painters cannot set forth ideas but rather they show an event, which will sometimes, ripen with the viewer.

     I hope you can find time to chat with my paintings and that some of them will be meaningful to you."    Jim Cobb


Jim is has shown in New York City through Agora Gallery.  His work has been shown in Europe, in Bologna, Italy—the home of his most beloved artist, Giorgio Morandi. He recently received recognition in the Chelsea International Art Competition, and his paintings will be shown in various venues and galleries throughout the United States.   His paintings are in several private and public collections.  He lives and works in a Philadelphia suburb with his wife Phyllis, a published poet.


www.jimcobbpaintings.net

"Blue Tree," mixed media on canvas, by Jim Cobb