AN ARTIST EMBRACES WHAT’S ACCIDENTAL — AND TRANSGRESSIVE — IN THIS FREEWHEELING GENRE
by Edward M. Gómez
There is something about the art of J.J. Cromer that is precise and skillfully rendered and, at the same time, seemingly conjured up out of the ether. His art may seem to point the way to something scientific or mystical but it never clearly reveals its subject matter or intentions.
That might be because its creator himself always embarks on the adventure of creating a new collage-based work fully embracing — and making plenty of room for — one of the most fundamental elements or forces that has long characterized the production of many forms of modern art, including the work of some abstract-expressionist artists and the creators of 1960s-era happenings and later performance-art events.
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