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Jonathan Schneider '03
Major at Amherst: Spanish
Current Job Title: Artist, Tutor
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Type of Art: Paint; Mixed Media
Artist Statement: My work is designed to please the heart more than the head, but not to forget about the head entirely.  While I have a great respect for some conceptual art, I feel that too much contemporary visual art is no longer visual.  If my paintings only serve to inspire some small moments of joy in a handful of viewers, that will still be a success.

I paint largely from images and patterns in my mind.  Sometimes I will store a certain curve, a certain color combination, for years, until I finally get it onto a canvas.

Lately I have been mixing my paints with sand, to create a thick texture like that of concrete.  This provides for an intriguing surface area that pulls the viewer toward the piece.