By Erin Corrigan
The definition of art is nothing more than a palette, coated with different ideas, processes and meanings that seem to change depending upon whose hand the palette sits in. For someone like Vincent Osmers, customized pottery, portrait paintings, sculptures and large-scale murals have all contributed to his personalized expression through art.
Mr. Osmers is a Queens, New York based artist, currently working towards a Master’s degree in Art Education at Queens College. As a child, Vincent always enjoyed creating art. He soon realized that it was something he had quite a knack for. Once he made his way to high school, he quickly began to acknowledge that it would always be a part of who he was, and fully represent his creative being. Influences that seem to contribute a sturdy backbone to Vincent’s work come from a long list, allowing him to hone in on his intended outcome.
Vincent mainly draws inspiration from nature’s curiosities; indefinitely shining through some of the pieces you see on this very page. Something that has also manifested itself in Vincent’s artwork would be the touch of ancient cultures. Egyptian and African art play a significant role in the development of his personified creations. Although Vincent’s art takes on a primeval look and feel, he also finds inspiration from prominent artists such as Picasso, Dali, Bernini, Rodin, H.R. Giger, Matthew Barney, and Tom Otterness.
When given the opportunity to experiment with different mediums, and explore the endless depths of creativity, Vincent is able to discover alternative outlets regarding his art work. For someone like Mr. Osmers, having to narrow down a favored style of art expression just is not possible. Considering that there are varying techniques between that of sculpting and painting, Vincent could not imagine giving one style more praise than the other. His creative process begins with a handful of formal ideas he intends to generate, either out of clay, or with a paint brush to canvas. He says that intuition plays a noteworthy role in deciding many factors along the way, in order to obtain the ultimate goal. Vincent himself, quotes;
“The creation process is like a living organism, evolving and changing to become something unique and extraordinary.”
Vincent Osmers will be displaying his fantasy-like figures, as well as his idiosyncratic paintings at SPARKBOOM‘s 2014 KICKOFF EVENT – “Beards, Bards and BOOM” on Saturday, June 21st, at The Walt Whitman Birthplace. There will be spoken word, live music, awesome art displays and an outdoor sculpture garden!
To see more of the artists work visit http://osmersart.wordpress.com/.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Erin Corrigan is an aspiring writer with an open mind. She believes that music, art and poetry are the essential nutrients for every soul. Giving a voice to the budding faces of the literary and fine arts community is what she’s here to accomplish!