tj templeton

September is cooling things off this week, but the KCAC Artist Lifestyle project is heating back up with local painter TJ Templeton (@tj_templeton). TJ will be sharing a peek into his art world with all of us for the next six days!

TJ is another featured KCAC artist in the 34th Annual River Market Regional Exhibition: Truth, Trust, Transcend. The show and TJ’s painting are up on display at KCAC through September 22nd during gallery hours Wednesday – Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm, so come on down and enjoy amazing art ASAP!

We are looking forward to what TJ has to share with us, so let’s get this journey kicked off with a few words from TJ about his work and current art practice…

“My work is inspired by the human condition, social justice issues, and the balance of private and public. I tend to blur the line between reserved intimacy and narcissistic exhibitionism – not just in the portrayal of my subject matter, but also in my role as the creator. I rely heavily on the use of the human figure and interior environments to illustrate these concepts. Visually, I work almost exclusively in a realist and figurative aesthetic from direct observation.

I approach each work of art as a specific project with its own formula and solution. As such, my media spans nearly all methods of two-dimensional image making and frequently crosses into three dimensions. This approach to art-making results in a wide variety of techniques and media in my body of work: while some concepts require painting or printmaking, other concepts may require video or performance.”

We are looking forward to see what TJ has in store for us, so here are a few images of his artwork and past Instagram photos to get things kicked off…

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Be sure to follow TJ on his KCAC Instagram journey starting tomorrow Thursday, September 7th – Tuesday, September 12th!

If you missed any of our previous Artist Lifestyle Artists you can always catch up on the KCAC Instagram (@kcartistscoalition) to see what has been happening or search social media with the hashtags: #kcartistlifestyle #kcacartistlifestyle