268 Milkweed.JPG

Delaware Bay Area Luminist

Milkweed

oil/canvas, 36" x 48", #268

 

 K.G. Weiss - DELAWARE BAY AREA LUMINIST

      “I like to think that my scenes are responsible for lowering a few heart rates and could even help you to see,
 or (at their best) think more clearly. Maybe even to understand that it’s not just one part, a sky, a tree, a weed
 or a heron, which are all very beautiful. But an orchestration of all things living together in a syncopated moment
 in time." Says: K.G. Weiss, Delaware Bay Area Luminist. "Just in case life does imitate art, I prefer my art to
 imitate the natural things that have been entrusted to us." It has been written that Thomas Cole’s views of nature
 and art were premature. Weiss, on the other hand, wishes more people had foreseen and understood the oncoming
 decline.
      Born in SSW, New Jersey, K.G. Weiss grew up on the Nantuxent Creek and spent a lot of time alone in it’s quiet
 woods and it’s marshes with uncluttered horizons. Where some see wasteland he finds clarity, which makes it easy
 for him to paint from memory today. In his elementary years Mr. Weiss was introduced to art and the tools of the
 trade and was constantly creating works of oil until getting into high school. The next twenty years would only
 produce about one work annually. Weiss says, "Thanks to the longevity of oils and good maintenance, when I needed
 them, my pigments and brushes were always there". In his mid 30's there was a resurgence for the need to create
 regularly.  He missed the brush loaded with paint, the background medium that always draws him in and that
 "pleasant distinctive smell of linseed oil". Weiss adds, “Reflecting on my relationship with oils and nature, they
 have been durable, unwavering friendships.”

 



 KIND WORDS      

 


      “Weiss’s light filled oils - which qualify on all counts as contemporary manifestation of the Luminist sensibility - are created with a palette restricted to five basic colors: red, yellow, black, blue and white. With them, however, he mixes a limitless spectrum of hues that evoke all the many nuances of nature in compositions that capture a heightened sense of nature. Although his mediums and methods are quite different, Weiss has the ability to heighten the effects of nature and imbue every picture with a remarkable expressive intensity.”
            Wilson Wong, Gallery & Studio Magazine, N.Y., N.Y.

 


      “Beautiful, just beautiful.”
            Comment on SoHo Show by Constantin Bokov, N.Y. Artist

 


      “Weiss’ work is something new but still has the look and feel of the Hudson River School.”
              Kevin Quigley, New Jersey Artist

 


      “Weiss captures his native Bay Shore beautifully with a warm, personal realism.”
            James Penland, New Jersey Artist

 

      "My friend, K.G. "Skip" Weiss is a multi-talented artist. He is an actor and singer-songwriter with an exceptional way with witty, yet thoughtful, lyrics that he writes. He is also an extremely talented painter whose works should be available in art galleries the world over. He is the New Jersey "Washboard Player Extraordinaire"! He is a polite, respectful stand-up guy and good friend."

           John Primerano / JPM Productions
 

      "The scene of the"Yellow Dog" shows the “moonshiners in frantic mode”. There’s more to this picture than the picture!"

            Mark Miklos, Country/Bluegrass Singer Songwriter

 


      “K.G. Weiss has a distinct ability to create paintings that not only present moving stories but effectively manage to transmit their intense emotions to the viewer. The longer you look the more you see and feel. Sadly, computer screens and photos are no substitute to seeing Weiss’ work in person.”
            Roy Everett, President, Pinelands Cultural Society, Albert Music Hall
 

 


 K.G. Weiss - Delaware Bay Area Luminist

   Mr. Weiss grew up in the marshes, thicket and woods of Newport and Fortescue, in SSW New Jersey along the Delaware Bay and is a life long resident of Cumberland County. He was taught to love and respect nature by his grandmother and his godmother, who also gave him the desire to travel and explore. Weiss is a natural talent with artistic guidance from Belva Prycl, his friend and neighbor from 1974 through 1979.

Museum Installations:
   Albert Music Hall / P.C.S.: Waretown, N.J., November 2006.
   Millville Army Air Field Museum: Millville Municipal Airport, N.J., January 2003.

Galleries:
   K.G. Weiss Gallery of Fine Art: Main Street, Millville, N.J.
   Montserrat Salon: 27th Street, Chelsea, N.Y.C.
   Montserrat Gallery: Broadway, Soho, N.Y.C.
   Wolf and Raven: High Street, Millville, N.J.
   Artitude Gallery: Main Street, Huntington, Pa.
   Arts of Down Jersey: Market Street, Salem, N.J.
   Thomas Gallery: North Main Street, New Hope, Pa.

Solo Exhibitions:
   Annual Spring Exhibit: Millville Public Library, Millville, N.J., 2002 - 2010.
   Past Works Show (Fall): Millville Public Library, Millville, N.J., 2004 & 2005.

Group Exhibitions:
   Arts for Peace and Justice, 16th Annual: Gallery at Walnut Place,  Harrisburg, Pa., July - August 2005.
   Montserrat Gallery Invitational Showcase: Soho, N.Y.C., January - February 2005.

Juried Shows:
   Cumberland County on Canvas: Bridgeton, N.J. September 2001.
   Greenwich Historical Society: Greenwich, N.J., 1977 - 1980.

Residency:
   Lincoln Specialty Care Center, January - June 2006

Donations:
   Historic Greenwich Education Foundation, April 2005 - 2011.
   Pinelands Cultural Society, November 2006 & March 2011.
   South Jersey Healthcare Foundation, March 2002 - 2011.

Props:
   Sopranos: Stugots II, transom lettering for season 6, March 2006.

Publications:
   OLOFBLUE, LIT.ORG, “ken*again” literary magazine;
      Winter 2006/2007: Watering Hole”
      Winter 2005/2006: “Cold Front”
      Summer 2004: “Lone Buffalo” “Deep in the Heart of Jersey” “Grandfather and I” “Brilliantly Waning”
                 “There Goes the Neighborhood”
      Fall 2003: “The Price of Liberty” “Seen Better Days” “Cedar Bridge” “End of the Trail”

Press:
   “Artist honors Albert Music Hall”: Times-Beacon Newspapers, Ocean County, N.J., November 16, 2006.
   “Luminism Updated: The Landscapes of K.G. Weiss”: Gallery & Studio, N.Y., N.Y., April/May 2005.
   “K. Weiss Display”: Daily Journal, Vineland, N.J., June 20, 2003.
   “Flying High”: Atlantic City Press, Atlantic City, N.J., January 31, 2003.
   “Natural Wonder”: Daily Journal, Vineland, N.J., June 24, 2002.


K.G. Weiss Studio of Fine Art - Cumberland County, N.J.

LUMINISM

https://www.britannica.com/art/luminism

http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/history-of-art/luminism.htm

https://www.finearttips.com/2009/02/what-is-luminism/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luminism_(American_art_style)

 

 

 

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