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Paused Paintings

Jon Claytor Captures Quirky Moments in Time

— September 20, 2009 — Art & Design
Jon Claytor’s work has been called cinematic, natural, audacious, and rudumentary, but I believe the most accurate description comes from the artist himself. A quote attribute to Claytor states, “The painting is never finished so much as paused, and, like a snapshot, only a moment is captured of an ever-changing life.”

When looking at one of Jon Claytor’s paintings, I do get the sense that the subject has just stopped for a moment, just long enough for Claytor to capture what was going on inside of them of them and transport those emotions to the surface of the painting.

Works from two of Jon Claytor’s exhibitions, ‘Naked’ and ‘Until the Break of Day,' have caught the attention of many an eye at the Ingram Gallery where he is represented.
Trend Themes
1. Paused Paintings - Artists can use this technique to capture the essence of a fleeting moment and make their work more emotional and thought-provoking.
2. Cinematic Art - Artists can experiment with different styles and techniques to make their work feel more like a still from a film, engaging viewers in a more immersive experience.
3. Emotional Landscape - Artists can use their work to explore and convey complex emotions, capturing the essence of the human experience in a visual way.
Industry Implications
1. Art - Artists and galleries can use the paused painting technique to create unique and engaging artwork that resonates with viewers.
2. Film - Filmmakers can draw inspiration from the cinematic feel of paused paintings to create visually stunning and emotionally impactful movies and TV shows.
3. Media - Publishers and advertisers can use cinematic art and emotional landscapes to create more compelling visual content that resonates with audiences and drives engagement.
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