My work grows from a contemplation of the fusion of both conceptual and perceptual models. The paintings become pivotal points between internal feeling and external stimuli; a meeting place of the material and non-material. The source of the work is the phenomena of physical processes and structures of the natural environment and reflections on the same. At the center of the process are paintings, these are allied with photographic and collage techniques; a dialogue is emerging between the photo-reprographic and the improvised moments of painting. The images are the realizations of the sense and concepts based upon ideas that nature symbolizes that the permanent condition is one of constant flux, wherein through creative acts, time-space and consciousness coalesce.
As an educator, I endeavor to function as a guide and as catalyst to enable the creative process within my students wherein material process manifests concepts.
Beyond my work as a painter and teacher, I have studied martial arts (karate / TeakwonDo / Judo / Kickboxing) and traveled (Iceland / China / Nepal (Everest Base Camp) / Europe) and spend most summer months in Wales. Other interests include the study of Asian philosophies and the natural world, climate / weather, the landscapes within which we exist. All of these are part of my work as an artist.
Jeremy Morgan is associate professor in the Painting Department at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California.