ARTIST OF THE MONTHJun Jamosmos | Reception: June 8th, 2013 | 4-7:00pm
Jun’s favorite media are oil and acrylic. In either of these versatle medium, he approaches his paintings with an attitude of finding freedom. He says, “every subject I paint invokes a call to a journey that doesn’t stop with and in the canvas. For beyond I see freedom...” The freedom to create and express oneself in a visual medium is liberating for him. These days, Jun has been honing his technique in portrait painting and he tries to capture simple snapshots of the everyday life of just about anyone - from farmers to children and swimmers to dancers.
Jun is drawn to simple, plain objects but more than what meets the eye, he paints to find and depict deeper meaning in his subjects. His inspiration stems from the beauty of creation as well as the complexity of it - whether in a familiar scene, thing, or face - even a stranger’s facial features. He echoes the uniqueness and individuality of how each one of us is created differently, in the warm earth tones of his paintigs with his palette primarily a blend of Burnt Sienna, Alizarine Crimson, Titanium White and Mars Black.
Jun primarily paints from life, from photographs or memories of an experience. For him, every subject he paints invokes a call to a journey that doesn’t stop in the canvas or the frame. His body of art on exhibit is the headshot portrait - challenging, complex and colorful as human nature itself.
Originally from the Philippines, he started to draw when he was five years old and painting became a hobby while growing up. Jun is a self-taught artist primarily by brooding over art books and magazines, visiting art museums and galleries. He has studied the techniques of international artists Robert Wade, William Hook, John Pototschnick and Morgan Weistling.
He moved to Stockton, CA ,from the Philippines in 1995, and settled down with his equally talented wife, Adjing, and their two children. He has joined and sold his work in various art shows in the Central Valley. He is a regular at the Elsie May Goodwin Gallery and continues to do art commission work, including large mural projects, while working as an accountant here in Stockton. He is willing to give back to the Stockton community what it has given him through various opportunities showcasing his artwork in different community- outreach avenues. He has also painted live on stage, and off-stage to the inspiration of music. He has conducted art workshops for the beginner and advanced painters of all ages.
His artwork is enjoying worldwide exposure by being exhibited online through his website - www.jamosmos.com. Jun’s works are in private collections here in the United States, Asia and Europe.