Experience Reality and Reflect Through the Art of Grant Cleveland, by Grant Cleveland
I paint what I am trying to understand. I paint what I am trying to make peace with. I paint what I can’t make peace with. I cannot paint anything as it is, in the still shot interpretation. I paint notions, intangibles, abstract concepts, and emotions. I paint Passion, Compartmentalization, Democracy, Rage, myself, addiction, situations, events, conflict, sex, dreams, hopes, and vague memories.
Painting brings things to light that are part of our lives that I never put words to. Painting brings out the meanings of nuances and custom, it inspires and really generates epiphanies about how life works for me. These deep philosophical revelations do not come to me when I am not painting. But when I paint, it is like meditation, and it all spills out.