statement

Most of my work is a journey, as well as statement of my surroundings. Things happen all around us all the time, whether we acknowledge them or ignore them are always up to us.


I try to record some of mine, but life moves so fast, I just can't get them all, I attempt to nail down a certain Idea, feeling, something I have seen, or story I've been told, an experience that has made a lasting impression..... We all have similar pleasures and fears I attempt to come clean, without spelling everything out, I would rather you try to figure some of these things out, come up with your own conclusion, to have you pay more attention to your own world.


At one point or another we all end up in one of my paintings, what you see here, could help you decipher where you are, where you have been, and where you are going.



Not all of it is pretty.



JBK





Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Beauty of War


The Beauty of War

28"x 18"
acrylic/canvas

19 comments:

A.Decker said...

YOW! The map is blown apart, human dimension distorted, and that RED. YOW again!

I especially like where the bombs are falling at an angle, leading the eye to fire and toppling buildings going over the horizon. Suggests, to me at least, a vast third dimension, which I strongly relate to in my own aesthetic response to imagery of war.

Brian Sylvester said...

JBK,

Wow, is right! I'm wide awake now! Brilliant, bright energy coming from the depths of winter - awesome, my friend!

Have a good one,
Brian

jbkrost said...

A.D.
Thanks for the break-down......
it all leads to that 3rd dimension, if you click on to "glimpsing the eternal" link below there is a more discriptive version.
thanks


Brian...
thanks, apperciate your comments, by now you have recieved the link to Chuck Gilcrest's work, you should enjoy it, and he's a very open guy, don't fear contacting him. I told him about you and your work.

Caio Fern said...

I really liked these colors .

Evangelina Lenarduzzi said...

Muy buena composición!. Saludos

Evangelina Lenarduzzi said...

Muy buena composición!.Saludos

evan said...

Muy buena la composición!. Saludos

jbkrost said...

Evangiline....
Gracias....Saludos !

jbkrost said...

Ciao..
thanks....
I saw your new web-page!!
really cool

Eva said...

Beautiful.

Brian Sylvester said...

JBK,

Just stopping by to thank you again for the props and the mention to Charles. That means a lot to me, thank you!

Yes, I would love to get in touch with him, but alas, I can't find a decent email address for him.

Snow, snow, snow here is Boston! Hoping the fields of Ohio are somewhat clear for you.

Have a good one,
Brian

Gewll said...

I love your paintings

jbkrost said...

Eva...
Thanks apperciate your apperication, your last bit of writing was really good!!

Brian...
thanks.. more snow onthe way, will get you a proper E-mail to Chuck and send your way


Gewill....
Thanks!.... I love your visual creations as well

Leovi said...

Nice composition with great red that we underline the theme.

Dayna Collins said...

The red is so vibrant and striking, bordering on disturbing.

jbkrost said...

leovi...
thanks for swinging by...
for this painting the color choice was simple and the only one I could pick


Dayna...
thank-you
apperciate you stopping by..
I saw your recent work, really nice!
yes... red is the most dangerous/disturbing color that is in my paint box

Momo Luna said...

You're the master of haunting images. The red almost hurt the eye but at the same time you're attracted by it and the golden glow makes it less hurting. Somehow. Anyway: another great painting.
Are you also exhibiting? -Because you deserve it!
Sweet greetz!

jbkrost said...

Momo..
Sorry for the delay, I didn't realize you commented...
thanks, I am not exhibiting, but would like to in the future, for now I do it for all of you guys and myself.
thanks for the comments and the motivation
jb

SKIZO said...

beautiful