Tim French - Social Vat

Tim French – A Catharsis – Artist Profile

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Tim French uses a basic oil painting formula – a drawing, an under painting and then a variety of glazing and scumbling techniques. Formally he strives for a pleasing composition that includes colour and objects working together to draw the viewer into a field of it’s influence. Like the Surrealists, his work is greatly influenced by the unconscious. He sees his work as “personal exorcism, and a way to look up the skirt of the super-ego.”

“My artwork represents an examination of the dark aspects of my personality. For me, art making has never been a choice, but rather a catharsis, or a psychological need to purge the contents of my mind. Much like the Surrealist, I use dream imagery and intuition to bring forth the irrational and sometimes dangerous aspects of my personality; but, unlike the Surrealist, my goal or desire is to examine, understand and positively integrate the rational and irrational aspects of my personality.” – Tim French


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3 Responses

  1. Scott Shriver
    | Reply

    Tim French,
    I served in Italy with you.
    Scott Shriver

    • Tim French
      | Reply

      Scott! Where are you! I would love to talk sometime.

  2. Mike Kemper
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    We served together at Aviano. I still have the Mick Jagger/Stones you painted for me. I’ve often wondered what happened to you. Your art has always fascinated me. I hope you are doing well. I am in Salem OR if you are ever out that way look me up. Take care.

    Mike Kemper

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