Artist Justin Coopersmith has been greatly influenced by the vibrant colors of Picasso, Kandinsky, Gustav Klimt, and Gerhard Richter. Designing and creating mixed-media art enables him to bring his passion for complex and rich patterns to life.
In this work, the juxtaposition of unrelated objects, art mediums, and textures give the viewer an exciting visual experience. Layers of paint, oil pastels, and metallic finishes make a rich palette both contemporary and timeless in nature. Tonal vibrancy, glistening surfaces, and intricate patterns create a dialogue between the images and the observer.
Born in Southern California in 1950, Justin showed early interest in both music and art. After receiving numerous awards, scholarships, and commissions, Justin wisely chose to concentrate on the visual arts and has never looked back. Earning a degree in Graphic Communication, he continued graduate studies and workshops in painting, sculpture, and drawing. With more than forty years as a published professional designer, illustrator, and mixed-media fine artist, Justin Coopersmith has achieved his signature “visual vibration” series of contemporary paintings.