|About the Artist
Having experimented with various
mediums and techniques, Harper has returned to and improved
upon his classical training, melding his knowledge of
early twentieth century painting with classicism to create
his own style of Magical Realism.
To this end, Harper relies on the apposition of either
highly decorative or mystical backgrounds with naturalistic
portraiture or unearthly figures to create unique and
vibrant works. Such pieces mark not only a return to figuration,
but more broadly speaking, a return to portraiture and
the painterly recording of real people with real psychological
states and lived consciousness.
He continues to distort and stylize many of his figures,
however, and his thickly worked and textured backdrops
add decorative and whimsical variations to his pieces.
|About Art at Adsoka
Adsoka values creativity and celebrates its positive
influences in the community and beyond. Art at Adsoka is a way
we express our support for the arts in the Twin Cities.
If you are interested in scheduling a show in our space, please
send your artist statement + samples of your work.