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Jered Sprecher

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

I am a hunter and a gatherer, constantly accumulating images produced by the people and cultures around me. Segments of this collection of images then emerge in my paintings. These paintings show images revealed as fragments in the midst of change, destruction, redefinition, and restoration. The paintings are caught in that “still” moment of change.
Today as the exchange of information increases on a daily basis, it becomes increasingly difficult to trace the heredity of images. One is seldom afforded the time to begin to understand what one is viewing before the image has moved on and evolved. It is out of this fast paced exchange that I extract elements that resonate with a sense of vital meaning. I use this wide language of marks and images to describe that which humanity has in common, be it humor, mortality, or yearning to understand what is beyond.

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