Art is never without emotion. Post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne said, “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.”
Ernest Hemingway said, “After a book I am emotionally exhausted. If you are not you have not transferred the emotion completely to the reader.”
Jim Inzero is no different. While creating, Jim’s mind takes over, paint somehow flowing from kindling thoughts to holistic experiences. Emotion drives him. Over the past few years, the pandemic knowingly or not influenced his work, often reflecting a feeling of stillness and stagnation. Now - as the world opens up and we can once again travel to our bucket list destinations, and we can drink at our favorite local watering holes, and we can embrace our loved ones - Jim’s emotions have shifted. Movement is the best way to summarize his transformation. But movement is toward something new, something beautiful, something exciting. Even in the worst of situations, a new day awaits. Jim’s paintings embrace and encapsulate this mantra.