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Art West Studio, visit the downtown Santa Fe fine art gallery and working artist studio of master oil painter Art James West - "Visionary Landscapes of the West and Beyond", a contemporary Taos Icon now painting in Santa Fe.

Original, colorful, contemporary southwest art for sale. A great opportunity to buy original art from an established Taos artist emerging in Santa Fe - representational expressionism, a step beyond the line, color and composition so reminiscent of the original Taos School.

Art James West, (a.k.a. Alan Heuer), a master oil painter by way of Wyoming and New York City, came to New Mexico in 2000 to immerse himself in the Taos art scene and develop his own painting style. In a short time he established himself as a contemporary of the original Taos School. Considered a Taos Icon, he won the 2006 Taos Fall Arts Festival "Taos Invites Taos" (now Taos Select) best representational painting the first time he entered.

After a dozen years in Taos as Alan Heuer @ Sage Fine Art on Taos Plaza, he moved south to Santa Fe and opened his own art gallery / painting studio where he became Art West @ Art West Studio in the Plaza Mercado, Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street (one block south of the main Santa Fe Plaza). More ...


STATEMENT - Representational Expressionism and Inversionism

"For me New Mexico manifests inversionism -- the Land of Enchantment, The City Different, magical realism at the edge of the Rockies and the Southwest, a place where the light and shadow shift constantly, with four distinct seasons, -- Los Alamos and the bomb, Taos and the Tewa Pueblo.

Inversion drew me to paint in the first place, to capture and describe something instantly and almost beyond words, of things on the edge of change -- whether real or imagined, or a fantistic combination of both, what I call Utopic Displacement -- crescent moons, shadow vs. brilliant sunlight, dreams vs reality, or urban vs. rural, things that are too fleeting to paint "in plein air". I constantly explore the reality around me looking for "event horizons", for the joy that lies beyond."

"I'm more of a representational expressionist than a realist and recently have been identified as an inversionist. Although inversionism is a term still being defined by the artists who work with it, I rather like it and think it helps describe my not quite traditional painting style.

"The website "Inversionism" describes inversionism to some extent, as an escape from reality and manifestation of an imaginary realm, to moments on the event horizon, not quite real, but not fantasy either, something which is simultaneously inherent of the actual reality and infinitely distant from it, a kind of "counter-essence".

Technically, inversionism can effect any potential characteristic of an image such as color, composition, or its element, its form, and even content. More ...


REPRESENTATION
Art West Studio - Santa Fe Current
Suite 109, 112 W. San Francisco Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
505.629.9438 (Call Ahead)



EXHIBITIONS

2012
• Juror and Invited Artist, Rio Grande Art Association's (RGAA) 10th annual oil and acrylic painting show ¡ENCANTADA! 2012 Albuquerque

• Invited Artist, "Taos Contemporary", Denver Center for Visual Arts. His painting, "Monsoons" used for publicity.

• Invited Artist, Millicent Rodgers Miniature Show. His painting "Red Truck in Ranchos" used for publicity.

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico



2011
• Invited Artist, Hearts and Stars, Wilder Nightingale Art Gallery

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

• Invited Artist, Millicent Rodgers Miniature Show



2010
• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Invited Artist, Millicent Rodgers Miniature Show



2009
• Invited Artist, Hearts and Stars, Wilder Nightingale Art Gallery

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Invtited Artist, Taos Invites Taos, Fall Arts Festival, 2009

• Invited Artist, Quick Draw, Taos Center for the Arts

• TAO (Taos Artist Organization), Open Studio Tour



2008

• Invtited Artist, Taos Invites Taos, Fall Arts Festival, 2008

• Taos Center for the Arts Exhibition, Invited Artist, October

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico



2007
• Invtited Artist, Taos Invites Taos, Fall Arts Festival, 2007

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico



2006
• Child Rite Art Auction

Winner Taos Fall Arts Festival, Best Representational Painting, Taos Invites Taos, Fall Arts Festival 2006

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

• Invited Artist, Taos Quick Draw Artist, Taos Center for the Arts

• Invited Artist, Blue Mountain Gallery Invitational,Small Works Show, New York City

• Invited, One Man Show, Casa de las Chimeneas, Taos, New Mexico


2005
• One Man Show, Diogenes Club, Santa Fe

• Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival

• Sage Fine Art, Featured Artist, Taos, New Mexico

• One Man Show, Bella Art Gallery, Sheridan, WY

• Taos Canyon Artists Annual Studio Tour


2004
• Fall Arts Festival, Open, Taos NM, September

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico

• Featured Artist , Blue Moon Gallery, Taos


2003
• Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival

• Featured Artist, Sage Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico

• Cultural Art Market,



2002
• Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival

• Taos Canyon Artists Annual Studio Tour, Taos



2001
• Taos Open, Fall Arts Festival



1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 -- Small Works Invitational -- Blue Mountain Gallery, NY, NY


1985 -- Fremont Count Library -- Lander, Wyoming -- One Man Show


1984 -- Riverton Library -- Riverton Wyoming -- One Man Show










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Art does commissions! <CLICK HERE> for examples of commissioned oil paintings and to find out how to commission an original Art West oil painting.



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