Jules Silver approaches the creation of his abstract paintings with an air of anticipation and excitement. He begins the process by applying various layers that can include gesso, acrylic paints, inks and pastels with a variety of unconventional tools, adding textures and a myriad of found objects.
Although Jules earned a living in the financial services arena he always had a desire to paint and create. Through numerous art education courses and spending time in the off hours he experimented with various styles and tools creating works that were either political in nature or with double entendre titles that viewers could relate to.
Due to a fascination with worn roads, cracks, fissures and pot holes a number of pieces were assemblages made of tar, cement, wood, glass, auto parts and found objects. Some of these works were displayed in the Architectural Building for the City of San Diego, The Art Institute in San Diego as well as art fairs in Santa Monica, California.
The inspiration for his current works come from studying the works of such well known artists like Robert Motherwell, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Clyfford Still to name a few. Use of color or the absence of color and monochromatic patterns used in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s has taken Jules in a new found direction as evidenced by his most current works.
Jules Silver maintains a facebook page (Jules Silver) and a display page on Saatchi Art for online sales. In addition he is a current member of The Art League of Daytona Beach and member of the Artists Workshop of New Smyrna Beach and the Hub Art Connection.
I believe art is a way of expressing ones’ self. As an abstract painter I unleash those feelings upon the canvas with a variety of paint strokes, mediums, shapes, sizes and colors. For me it is a form of new found freedom, the freedom to express myself in the moment with whatever tools and mediums are available to me, there are no boundaries. Therefore my tag line “I paint 2b free”
I am an ardent student of some of the most respected abstract artists and abstract expressionists of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s like Clyford Stills, Rothko, Motherwell and Jackson Pollock to name a few. Abstract art is an open invitation for the viewer to feel their own freedoms. The interplay or colors, textures and shapes are unlimited and take on their own meaning for the viewer in the moment.
My hope is that the observer takes away some new found freedoms for themselves and feels free to experience whatever they are feeling in the moment. And to paraphrase Picasso just “look” and observe with no need to understand but to feel. If I have created this I will have succeeded in my work.