NEW JOSEPH RIGGS PAINTINGS FOR 2020
“EMERGING FROM THE ABYSS #2”
WESTERN ART – Contemporary paintings and Cubist inspired watercolors of Southwest landscapes, Kachina traditions and night skies by Santa Fe, New Mexico artist, Joseph Riggs. Studio visits welcome.
The sky has always fascinated Riggs, both the daytime sky and the nighttime sky with its millions of stars. He began to paint Native American subjects, which had been a mystery to since his childhood in Texas. He feels the spirit of Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Juan Gris, Georges Braque and Albert Gleizes – whose spirit had guided him in Paris.
“I had always loved Cubism, and its roots with Cezanne. Could I follow the storied Southwest Modernism movement of Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Raymond Jonson, Andrew Dasburg, John Marin, and Cady Wells? Could I put all of these influences together, and carve a new artistic path? I was determined to try.”