Obelisk Home

  • Address : 214 W. Phelps, Springfield, MO 65806
  • Phone : (417) 616-6488
  • Website : www.obeliskhome.com
  • Hours of Operation : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. T- F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jessie Schwartz. Statement: “Chromatic Pop is a retrospective of pop icons; whether they are from history, films, television, or classic rock.

“Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s influenced me and my work in a way that I only recently realized. Music, television, and films were a way to escape and helped me get through some very tough times. Naturally, as I select subjects to paint, I find myself turning to what I know best. I am not only captivated by the body of work of my subjects but the character in their faces and what they convey. I believe the reason so many people like my work is because each piece brings back a memory for them as well.

“The process of Chromatic Pop, in which I paint is very intuitive. I myself am not sure of the outcome until it is complete. I let the colors pick themselves and I go along for the ride.

“Using large canvases and brushes forces me to paint big and lets the subject have a visually bigger impact when viewing. The process starts with randomly spreading three contrasting colors on the canvas, then defining the shadows of the subject. Soon I am layering multiple colors; making sure to allow the original three contrasting colors to bleed through. All this happens while in the background the music of my subject is playing. The faster the song the faster I paint. Since I am unable to have these icons sit for me to paint, the music makes me feel as though they are in the room with me.” —Jessie Schwartz  

 

 

 

Obelisk Home

Obelisk Home at the Inspired Commerce Building presents Chromatic Pop: The Art of Jessie Schwartz. Statement: “Chromatic Pop is a retrospective of pop icons; whether they are from history, films, television, or classic rock. “Growing up in the late 60’s and 70’s influenced me and my work in a way that I only recently realized. Music, television, and films […]

  • 214 W. Phelps, Springfield, MO 65806
  • (417) 616-6488
  • www.obeliskhome.com
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. T- F; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat