Philadelphia-based artist Jim Houser combines acrylics, found objects, and wood to create works that are both painting and collage. In using his “signature style of visual poetry and personal iconography,” the artist creates works that at once fresh and nostalgic. In a new show with Adam Wallacavage titled “And Yet Not Yet” at Philly’s Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Houser shows were this passion has led him lately. The artist was last featured on HiFructose.com here.
“Houser’s collages become visual poems through which he cathartically communicates his most private thoughts and emotions with surprising candor,” the gallery says. “By cataloging his experiences and feelings through a unique pictorial language, the artist creates his own brand of curative iconography. Houser’s aesthetic often mixes stylized figures, hand-drawn typography and geometric shapes, creating quilt-like collages in a cohesive color palette.”
Houser was born in Philadelphia and is considered “an honorary founding member” of the collective Space1026. The self-taught artist has exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, Australia, and Brazil. “And Yet Not Yet” kicks off April 28 and lasts through May 20 at the gallery.