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1228 Parkway Art Space

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James Koskinas and Julie Schumer

1228 Parkway Art Space is the Santa Fe, New Mexico studio home of painters Julie Schumer and James Koskinas. The pair paint companionably side by side, and, despite this close proximity, their works are wildly different yet equally powerful in their own way. Occasionally they collaborate on a painting with Schumer providing an abstract backdrop and Koskinas using that as a basis for a portrait.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Schumer’s large format abstract work is inspired by her environment in New Mexico, a beautiful yet austere place that has the effect of forcing one to turn inward and examine their inner world constantly. Her work, heavily layered with acrylic paint, charcoal, chalk, graphite, matte medium and more, incorporates raw intense emotion coupled with quiet tranquility and is a mirror of her experiences at any given time. The paintings, airy, elegant and powerful, in neutral palettes, reflect on the fragility and vulnerability of life and leave the viewer to ponder their true depth, immersing him or herself into the work. Her purpose is to give authentic voice to what is felt but unseen, through the harmonizing of line, shape, color and texture.

Koskinas focuses on portraits and horses, usually with riders. His portraits are his ever continuing quest to explore the human condition and are created layer after layer, rearranging the features until a distinct personality or essence emerges. His lifelong obsession with painting horses was set in motion by his rescue of a lost stallion on an Arizona highway many years ago. He is fascinated with the shape of the horse, especially the head and reworks the contours of the form on his canvas over and over, virtually sculpting it in paint, before he concludes the piece is finished. Koskinas sees the role of artist as akin to shaman, trusting his instincts and freeing his images from their customary restraints.



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