celestial free form paintings by Jerrold Simon


terrestrial free form paintings by Jerrold Simon

My paintings
are multimedia constructions on wooden armatures where the edges are “free-formed,” thus liberating the format from the traditional rectangle and square. They are abstract in a spontaneous style and are either skyscapes or landscapes, often with multiple perspectives, and are composed using “fractured and ambiguous space.” Some of the paintings have allegorical or metaphorical themes but follow the same abstract style.

The primary medium is acrylic paint combined with drawings done in pastels, inks, and colored pencils. In addition, reproduced materials and found and natural objects are all put together in collages and painted over with acrylics in order to unify the composition.