- Vitreous enamel on copper
- 9" x 9"
"Part of a series of enamel on copper works that are based on drawings, each separate shape or section is fired individually in a kiln. The sections are held together like puzzle pieces evoking an array of thoughts, often intertwined with the systems or methodologies used in the drawing process. Movement and how light interacts with color in a composition are illustrated by the mechanics of the hand, wrist, or stylus, creating different 3-dimensional illuminated spaces. The translucency of the glass enamel surface echoes the thematic ideas of illumination, bringing them into actual space. The idea of light found in the work is then intertwined with the process, as well as the figurative and concrete parts of the final work."
- J.C. Fontanive
This is an edition of 3 + 1 artist proof.
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J. C. Fontanive was born and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and received his BA from Syracuse University, and an MA from The Royal College of Art, London. His work has been shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, Monash University Museum of Art, The Oliver Ranch Foundation, Columbus Metropolitan Library, The Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Gulbenkian Foundation, Tyler Museum of Art, Museum Meermanno Huis van het Boek, The Hague, The Nassau Museum of Art, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Ireland, The Center for Book Arts, The Contemporary Art Society, London, among others. Fontanive won the 2018 Brooke and Hap Stein Emerging Artist Prize, MOCA Jacksonville and The Desmond Preston Drawing Prize, The Royal College of Art, and has also been awarded the residency at The Marble House Project, VT. Fontanive lives and works in New York, NY.