Artist Profile: Joe A. MacGown

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Joe A. MacGown

About Joe A. MacGown

I describe my very detailed pen and mixed media drawings and paintings as neo-gothic surrealism or subconscious meanderings. My themes tend to be many-fold, as I do many types of artwork, but my true love revolves around the interrelationship of the environment and all forms of the animate and inanimate. As I have studied nature over the course of my life, I have come to realize that every little thing we do affects something else, whether it be negative or positive. I try to illustrate this idea in my drawings in a somewhat surrealistic and slightly dark manner. I greatly enjoy playing with positive and negative space, the juxtaposition of seemingly unnatural elements, and filling an area with as much as possible. My chaotic assemblages of creatures and plant life reflect my chaotic mind that is always flowing in a million different directions. Typically, my drawings are not thought out beforehand, but instead are free flowing expressions of my subconscious mind. I also do scientific illustration, specializing in the drawing of insects.

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Phone: 662-323-4128
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2073 Sessums Road
Starkville, Mississippi 39759

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