Sunday, August 10, 2014

Dynamic Abstract Drawings that Reveal the Underlying Scientific Energy of Life

The Animated Perspective of Nocturnal Wandering by pencil artist Justin Michael Jenkins from his abstract collectionWhen we observe a scene from a distance, we see what we perceive as reality in its physical state. What we find impossible to view with the naked eye is the small particle interactions that make up this physical matter that structures our reality. These molecular and scientific associations create patterns of invisible energy that create many interesting and powerful forces that help nature, humanity, and life on earth in sustaining itself. These mysterious forces, although revealed and explained in certain areas of science to some degree, remain a constant intellectual and curious discussion and debate on how they interact and associate themselves to create physical matter and their relationship with the infinite universe. I have taken this curious and mysterious energy force and attempted to represent this underlying dynamic in my own unique vision and approach. I seek to reveal with x-ray vision the underlying invisible swirling forces that swirl and interact in and around us.

Detail of The Animated Perspective of Nocturnal Wandering by pencil artist Justin Michael Jenkins from his mind collectionWith the use of color, shape, and the breakdown of physical form into tiny particles of energy that interact with each other, I have taken the organic and geometric forms found within our cells, bodies, life on earth, and the universe, and fused all these elements into dynamic scientific landscapes that attempt to seek the truth of this energy. I am essentially taking an everyday scene or subject and then with the help of an analyzed approach to the various forms and shapes, forge ahead on a journey to an unknown and mysterious world that is a balance between science and art. Spiraling bands of color that mirror our own DNA structure, geometric shape, and organic forms all collide within the composition to create an explosive array of elements that challenge the viewer on many levels of sensation. The impact of the various color against the varying degress of form dissection create layers of distinction that balance the scientific dynamic the artist seeks to subject the viewer too. I wants the viewer to get caught in the myriad of energy from the form and color and to become unified with the overall science. It's as if we are extraterrestrials looking in on our world here on earth and viewing the intricate dynamic that goes on beneath the surface of our physical reality.

Garden of Reflections by pencil artist Justin Michael Jenkins from his abstract collectionThe first example at the top of this page, "The Animated Perspective of Nocturnal Wandering", reveals a night scene where five humans are engaged in their own unique way in this scene. I seek the truth underneath this scene and attempts to fuse the geometric and organic structures as he creates a scientific world of color, shape, and form. The emphasis within this work is unifying the breakdown of form into small particles of energy that create patterns of movement that coincide with the overall structure. The second example, "Garden of Reflections", explores a world where a young woman in a garden setting is contemplating life and her thoughts as I break the forms down and with careful precision and balance, fusing all the elements into an explosive scientific world of energy and patterns of color. I also createe a reflection of the woman in the lower right side of the work with a seemless fit into the overall dynamic of the entire work. He has sewn in her reflection in such a way that it aids the balance and impact of the entire work.

To view this collection please visit my Abstract Art Gallery at my online site in the link below:
Abstract Art Drawing Collection by artist Justin Michael Jenkins

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Featured Drawing: "The Pulsating Ripples of Cosmic Grey Matter" from my Mind Collection

"Pulsating Ripples of Cosmic Grey Matter." Pencil on board. 
Dear collectors, buyers, visitors, and friends,

Every once in a while I will give my own unique perspective into the creation, ideas, and flow that went on before and during the creation of a selected drawing from my collections. While all of my creations are open to a wide variety of interpretations, I also like to share what was going on in my mind and the overall process from start to finish. With that in mind, the drawing I chose to discuss today is my work entitled, "The Pulsating Ripples of Cosmic Grey Matter" from my mind collection. I hope you enjoy this feature and my comments and analysis of what went on during the creation of this work of art.

Today i want to discuss a work which focuses on the surreal and scientific relationship between the mysterious landscape of the mind and the infinite dynamic of the universe. In this particular creation, my whole intention was to showcase the unison between the mind and the universe and how the power of the mind within the subconscious, conscious, and unconscious realms somehow relate to the overall forces within the cosmic universe. To visually reflect this fusion between the two, i decided on actually creating a galactic world that shows the intense structural growth and expansion of this galaxy that is formed by brains themselves. These galaxies, as seen in the drawing, begin to expand and grow as rubber band like strings ripple outward and begin the formation of many clusters of stars and worlds. I wanted the brains to act as the foundations for the creation of each galaxy. Within these brains, large round spheres begin to form the star clusters that will act as the center of these worlds. The entire message within the composition needs to flow and harmonize with the use of color, form, shape, and the breakdown and rebuilding of the three into an explosive creation and imaginary world.

As the work progressed, i saw opportunities to use the strong like band that symbolizes the expansive nature of the universe and the flexibility of the dark matter that is invisiible to the naked eye. If you look closely, the band stretches from the left of the work and begins to spiral into one galaxy forming and then proceeds to the next galaxy and so on. This band acts as a binding agent that balances the compositional space and structure of the forms and shapes. As brains begin to form worlds, split into molecular matter, and grow from various areas within this cosmic world from stems, the entire work is fused together by the use of color, light, and the precise placement and breakdown of many of these organic forms. The effect i wanted to achieve was an explosive and intense impact like this world is actually pulsating and growing before our very eyes amidst the magical colors and lighting that adds to the overall atmosphere. Like the majesty of the mysterious landscape of the mind and its hidden power we have yet to unlock, the distant creation of new galaxies and worlds also has an imperial and magical awe inspiring beauty and power to this creation. I wanted this work to invade the senses in such a way as to both make the viewer spellbound by the beauty and perplexed by the complex dynamic of this world as it forms before their eyes. I hope i have achieved what i set out to do and i realize some viewers may have a certain sensory reaction to it that is different than someone elses. I also want a cerebral quality to my drawings that make the viewer think about life and the universe and take a second look around them. I feel this gives the viewer a multi-dimensional experience where emotion, intellect, and their own intuition can play a part in deciphering the many hidden and visible structures and vibrancy of the colors.

I hope you enjoyed my comments regarding this piece and if you want to add any questions to this article please send an email to me at and i will respond to any further questions you may have about this work or the process of creation. If you would like more about my style and approach visit the other pages of this blog. I want to personally thank you for reading my blog and i hope you find it interesting and informative.