Paradigm Shift V


An oil and cold wax painting on a cradled hardboard panel. Calm yellow and pea green zones are separated by a thick, violent brick-red mass. Layers of texture and color animate the surface. Signed and dated by the artist. 12″ square.


James Edward Scherbarth (Jim), an award-winning oil and cold wax artist and instructor based in Minneapolis, passed away in June 2021. Each piece of Jim’s art is unique through its layers of color, line, and texture. Jim loved the process of art making and the creation of imagery through an increasingly spiritual conversation with the world around him and within himself. His work was inspired by continual learning, sharing, and traveling. His creative process was an intuitive one of constructing and deconstructing, of collecting, blending, erasing, blurring, marking, and clarifying. Reflecting the natural processes of the world: accumulation, erosion, growth & decay, his process was an archaeology of mind and spirit – an excavation of imagery, of stories, emotions, memories, and experience buried within his creative subconscious. 

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