The Narrative Statement of the Artist Jamie Dalglish
Painter New York NY
I have been a professional artist living
and working in New York City for more than four
decades. I have exhibited my paintings here and
abroad and in conjunction with these shows a number
of catalogs have been produced and critical reviews
and features have appeared in such international
publications as Flash Art, Art in America, Art
Forum, Art Net, Paper, NYARTS, Bomb, Details, Art
News, Arts, and the Village Voice.
Statement of Future Plans
by Jamie Dalglish
have been asked often if I will continue
painting morphoglyphs? I want to take the
front seat of CulturalDNAism. I originated
the word morphoglyph in 1991 to define my
painting. Morphoglyph. Morpheus. The son of
the God of Sleep. A living language of the
soul. Yielding vision into changing form.
Morph. Changing forms. Glyph a secret
writing. Cryptography. I view my art as "Sui
generis": a shared moment when some one's
eye meets an other's seemingly held by their
souls. So to answer may I continue
morphoglph? It is the artifact between the
I, and the we. Painting morphoglyphs is
bridging dreams into visions. Wallace
Stevens wrote "A poet's job is having
nothing to do to do something". May I
continue morphoglyph to paint morphoglyphs?
I want to unbrand to do no brand. To do
morphoglyphs is to do unbranded. He/she
wants to fly like a butterfly into the air.
Creating color on the surface of
the morphoglyph paintings to reappear.
The soul finds it's technique making
available his gift. Timeless within time
he's holding it near. Feeding on air. It is
watching. Waiting. To reappear.
Morphoglyphs. Draw. Throw. Pour. Scrape.
This is an evolution for me, now is a time
of change and reinvention, no longer working
as an artistic duo (both in life and
practice). My life and therefore work is set
to transform in the wake of my recent
works have always raised questions about
technique. I give no one permission to
answer, because it is in my own soul that I
find technique. The French Philosopher,
Merlo Ponte once said "The Painter takes his
body with him." Art is the art of becoming
art. Morphoglyphs are interactive art. The
play of harmonic proportion. The formal
approach being the perfectly cut equal birch