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Having come up on the streets of Toronto, there were many nights Jimmy found himself without a place to sleep. Day and night he soaked up the subtle, often undefinable impressions of a city on the rise, the diverse textures, sounds, feels and flavours, all of which he transmuted into his art. A compulsive doodler who loves to experiment, Jimmy works in a variety of mediums, from canvas and illustration to mural and graphic design, approaching each with the playfulness and eagerness of a child. Yet the style, often mimicked but never replicated, remains unmistakably Chiale. His sure lines dance around the page like poetry and cut through abstraction like an alchemist turning concrete into gold.
His credibility and popularity made him a prime candidate to design the backdrop to Justin Bieber’s set for his show at Toronto’s Danforth Music Hall in 2015. Chiale has also sold works to celebrities such as Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan, collaborated with name brands Nike and Scion, helped found a skate company Longboard Living, showed his work at a plethora of exhibitions and continues to receive commissions for live paintings, walls and murals. His list of collectors include Bata Shoe Museum and Canadian Fine Art Gallery.
Wanting to give back to the city that supported him, Jimmy opened his own gallery in 2014, called Jimmy Chiale’s 416 Gallery, where he featured a collective of over 50 artists, many of whom (including Alex Garant) have since achieved international success.
Chiale’s work has been featured in many newspapers, magazines, books and blogs around the world. Some of these include: National Post, Rolling Stone, Mass Appeal, Decompoz Magazine, Lone Wolf, Modern Toronto, Nuvango, NXNE.com, Impulse Film Productions Inc.
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I love art that is BIG, MESSY, chaotic but that has something that pulls it all together into a greater whole. This something is elusive and abstract expressionists spend eons trying to pin it down, define it and to master that je ne sais quoi. What is it that makes one set up brilliant and another look like a random and unfortunate accident in an artistic parcours? We intellectualise with concepts like composition, contrast, value, color theory etc… but in the end the something that makes it work is ethereal. The painting has soul or the painting moves the viewer. These are the thoughts that I entertain as I look at the work of today’s artists that inspire me; Robert Burridge, Nancy Hillis, Mary Ann Wakely, Wendy MacWilliams, Anne Laure Djaballah, Charlotte Faust, Robert Kingston and others.
These artists are BIG, they are MESSY, their work is all over the place. It’s exciting!!!! But it is not n’importe quoi, anything goes. I look at their work and think I should have painted that. It’s just so obviously right. Why didn’t I paint that? I am the first one to be fooled into forgetting that it’s damn hard to make beautiful (de)compositions like those. Hours can be spent deliberately trying to be nondeliberate, orchestrating spontaneity, and chasing freedom of expression. The whole endeavour is an oxymoron. There is passion in the doing but there is tension also. The thrill of inspiration in midflight can abruptly nosedive when that élan that should turn a good painting into a WOW painting ruins it instead. The damn-ugly-artwork was so close to being awesome. Let’s go, Gesso!
The opposite is also true when there is a synergy between me and the painting. In my studio, this happens when I follow the painting instead of leading it. When I allow it to unfold, I feel like the painting is calling out for something,calmly inviting me to intervene in a certain way. If I look, wait, listen to it, I will know. It’s about being with it. These ideas are not new to me – they bring me back to these words that I use when training psychotherapists…Trust the process. Trust yourself. You are the tool and the technique. Painting is quite similar in that way, It will only feel right if I do it through myself as the principal medium. I can’t be Robert or Nancy or Wendy and I will get lost if I go that route. It’s ok to be inspired but straying away from my own ground will result in ok paintings but ones that don’t have that something. The something that gathers and makes complete. I suspect that somethingis the felt sense of coherence that comes from being truly oneself through the painting. And then there is the matter of wild abandon…..
Anne is a painter a psychologist and an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa. Her paintings can be found in multiple private collections throughout Canada and the US. Anne`s work will be feautured on Artbomb next week and in September. You can also find more of her available artwork on our available page. http://www.artbombdaily.com/archive/artwork/available
Today we introduce you to an emerging artist from Nova Scotia. Her name is Abigail Lower and her journey in creating art has been a winding road through life that has come full circle.
Abigail was the youngest of four children born to artistic parents in the UK. She grew up in Devon near the the Moors, spending endless hours drawing at the kitchen table. Her abilities and interest in realism grew throughout her childhood as she tuned her talents day after day. Leaving the UK in 2006 with her husband and nothing more than a few suit cases, they travelled the world living in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and finally, Canada. As a young adult and part of a newly married couple travelling the world, her creative interests shifted and her pencil lay dormant. It was here in Nova Scotia that Abigail rediscovered her passion for drawing. The journey back to creating art began in 2015 when she picked up a piece of coal from the fireplace and began sketching the familiar rock formations of her youth on the moors. She describes it as “a firework, explosive inspiration igniting inside me” that she had never felt before. Within 24hrs she had drawn her first buffalo. Not only had she found her medium, she had found her subject matter.
We had a chance to sit with Abigail to ask her about her work and her thoughts on the artist’s role in society. Subscribe to the ArtBombDaily Newsletter for information on Abigail’s upcoming auctions.