Size: 16"W x 12"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
I have traveled long and far, in some of the globe's grand cities and in the far-flung corners of the third world, storing up sketches, memories and feelings. This image was the result of some of those feelings and the photograph a friend took in Morocco.
Winner 2nd 2017 ArtSlant International Awards Showcase Painting Juried Winner 1st 2015 ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting Winner 2015 3rd ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting Winner 2013 5th ArtSlant International Showcase, Painting II Primarily self taught, Rex Maurice Oppenheimer has won awards as both an artist and writer. His writings include many nonfiction books and articles, poetry and lyrics for songs recorded on Capitol and Arista Records. His paintings have been exhibited in a variety of venues and purchased by collectors in the United States and abroad. A dual American/French citizen, he has traveled extensively and lived on four continents. A combination of wanderlust, romanticism and artistic passion propelled him through a checkered past, which included everything from smuggling pre-Columbian art out of Mexico, songwriting in Los Angeles, vagabonding throughout India and across Asia, to living in London’s Belgravia replete with Rolls and chauffer. Oppenheimer had won awards as an artist at an early age, but for whatever reason writing came to dominate his life for many years. The desire to paint, which had smoldered within, blazed forth some years ago when he was living in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he met and studied briefly with the Artist Roger Williams. He says he is entranced by the ability of pigment brushed onto canvas to create the color, texture and form of people, places and things in a way that somehow displays and evokes more than just those things. That reveals magic in the ordinary and speaks to a mystical connection, felt more than thought, with those forms.