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"What I'm dealing with is space and proportion, and the idea of pulling a person inside of that," Coffelt said. "It's about meditation. I hope that people may get a picture of feeling, of being more centered. When I use bright, contrasting colors, I opt that people will find them soothing, very peaceful, very contemplative."
"It's not my conscious mind at work here, it's my unconscious," Coffelt explained.
"I lose myself in the process. I'm usually not aware of what I'm doing. I just feels right at the time."
"What painters are trying to do, in the short and long run, is to allow you to visit a part of themselves internally that society in its usual conventions may not allow you to visit," Coffelt said. "But painting is not about ego. It's about the absence of ego.
-Jon Coffelt

"Cosmos"
Whether he is tracing a particular mood on a certain day or meditating on painting's connection to a larger framework, Coffelt takes pleasure in his undertaking. Banana Fingerprint Cosmos proposes the possibility that the painter may indeed leave a significant trace of his creative activity. The image that Coffelt produces in his dot-populated Cosmos paintings rhymes with Larry Poons's ellipses, Ross Bleckner's celestial vaults and the patterns of Australian aboriginal textiles-an arc of reference that we trace across historical movements and diverse cultures. As quickly as we summon reference, however, we are arrested with the delicate beauty of the surface and the touch of the artist's own fingertips, pressed onto the pigmented surface imbued with its own identity-Coffelt's cosmos.
-David Moos, contemporary curator AGO, Toronto Ontario CN

The art of enlightenment
Jon Coffelt's abstract paintings belong to a long tradition of art as an
object of meditation. "Satori," the title of the Tennessee native's show at
Solomon Projects, is a Zen Buddhist term for a state of enlightenment. "Clay
Cosmos on Raspberry Mousse Field," 60 inches square, consists of hundreds of little putty-colored dots in concentric circles on a reddish field. Patterns emerge and submerge in this welter of dots, whose contemplation does induce some sort of contemplative state. The dots bring to mind Australian aboriginal paintings, as well as the repetition of minimalist artists such as Dorothea Rockburne and Annette Cone-Skelton. -Catherine Fox...Atlanta Constitution

Snow White Cosmos on Lt. Fluorescent Orange Field
acrylic, gel on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Snow White Cosmos on Cherry Red Field
acrylic, gel on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Snow White Cosmos on Cobalt Blue Field
acrylic, gel on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Coral Pink Cosmos on Jet Black Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Double Pearl Cosmos on Teal Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Summer Yellow Cosmos on Pearl White Field
acrylic, mica on canvas
61x61” (24x24”)
White Cosmos on Pink Cotton-Candy Field
acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 CM (24x24”)
Gray Cosmos on Citrus Field
acrylic on wood panel
22.5x22.5" (57 x 57 cm)
Black Cosmos on Exposed Wood Field
ink, encaustic on wood panel
61 x 61 CM (24x24")
Super String Theory
Oil, acrylic on canvas
122 x 122 cm (48x48")
Strawberry Cosmos on Pink Field
acrylic, ink, polymer on canvas
30x30"
Black Ink Cosmos on White Tyvek Field
ink on Tyvek
24x24" (61x61 cm)
Cherry Cosmos on Bird Egg Blue Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
24x24" (61x61 cm)
Silver Ink Cosmos on Light Orange Field
Ink, acrylic on wood panel
10 x 10"
Forest Ink Cosmos on Citrus Field
acrylic, ink, polymer on wood panel
28 x 28 cm (11x11")
Red Ink Cosmos on Bubble Gum Pink Field
acrylic, ink, polymer on wood panel
28 x 28 cm (11x11")
Sold
acrylic on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Grasshopper Green Cosmos on Lemon Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Disbursed Orange Cosmos on Gypsy Green  Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Mint Cosmos on Ballet Pink Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Mint Cosmos on Tangerine Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Citrus Yellow Cosmos on Pearlized White Field
acrylic, polymer on canvas
61 x 61 cm (24x24")
Black Cosmos on Exposed Wood Field III
acrylic/polymer, wood composite panel panel
23.5 x23.5" (60x60cm)
Cherry Cosmos on Bird Egg Blue Field
acrylic on canvas
24x24" (61 cm x 61 cm)
Cosmos
acrylic on paper (Rives Arches)
16x16" (41 cm x 41 cm)
White Cosmos on Charcoal Grey Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
61x61 cm (24x24")
Black Cosmos on Liquid Latex Field
ink on latex on wood panel
16x16"
Black Cosmos on Exposed Wood Field V
ink, wood panel
61x61 cm (24x24")
Flesh Cosmos on Silver Field
acrylic, canvas, micro-glass beads (heavy stretcher)
122x122 cm (48x48)
Mint Cosmos on Silver Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
61x61 cm (24x24")
Clay Cosmos on Ballet Pink Field
acrylic on canvas
24x24" (61 cm x 61 cm)
Fire Engine Red Cosmos on Bird Egg Blue Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
30.5x30.5 cm (12x12")
Pink Cosmos on Lavender Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
61x61 cm (24x24")
Chocolate, Teal and Sage Cosmos on Sage Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
30.5x30.5 cm (12x12")
White Cosmos on Citrus Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
122x122 cm (48x48")
Metallic Silver Cosmos on Florescent Pink Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
61x61 cm (24x24")
Black Cosmos on Watermelon Field
acrylic on canvas
30.5 cm x 30.5 cm (12x12")
Cream Cosmos on Dove Gray Field
acrylic, canvas (heavy stretcher)
61x61 cm (24x24")
Purple Ink Cosmos on Teal Field
acrylic, ink on wood panel
30.5 x 30.5 cm (12x12")