Talking Blues No. 3. Acrylic Paint

Talking Blues No. 3. Acrylic Paint

Talking Blues No. 3. Acrylic Paint

Cedric Michael Cox

Cincinnati, OH


1999  BFAUniversity of Cincinnati
1998  Exchange Fellowship Glasgow School of Art (Scotland)

Solo Exhibitions

2014   Northern Kentucky University
2013   Five Myles Gallery
2010   Aronoff Center for the Arts (Cincinnati, OH)
2009  Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH)

Group Exhibitions

2014   Homberg Fine Art
2014   Skylight Gallery
2012   Chicago Museum of Science & Industry
2012   Pennsylvania State University

Selected Collections

Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, OH)
Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
City Hall Mayor's Office (Cincinnati, OH)

Artist Statement

My Art 360 artwork, Talking Blues No. 3, holds a metaphoric and literal definition with imagery that celebrates my cubist influence, fused with literal elements from the worlds of music, architecture, nature and the eternal creative spirit.  Historically, my art draws from cubism and the fracturing of forms through the picture plane.  In contemporary terms, I deconstruct the meaning of music in particular and the elements of urban and natural environments.  This past academic year, I had the honor of celebrating the artwork of Spanish cubist painter Juan Gris in my lessons with my students.  Unlike Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and other artists who occasionally used cubism as a means of expression, Gris stayed loyal to the movement and created works of art that still to this day inspire me.  Reviewing Gris' work and other past influences that work in the genre, ignited new insights and interest in my painting and it comes through in this project.  As Miles Davis (in jazz) or Picasso termed the color blue in their art forms, Talking Blues No. 3, is my own reference to the rediscovery of past influence and how it still evokes the visual experiences that arouse my senses, as I examine and interpret the world around me, quietly and loudly. 

It is an honor to be part of this historic exhibition.