My recent work consists of objects and paintings that are the result of stretching visual empathy, but maintaining the semblance of beauty. This involves, finding multiple mediums, techniques, and images while creating boundaries to function within. These self induced parameters force attention to the qualities of said parts and their relationship among each other.
I start with the examination of certain aesthetics that I am intuitively drawn to, usually aspects of what we see all around us in everyday life. Our surroundings have a great deal of influence on us and so I wish to use what is relatable to the viewer.
This model of making, gives me a variety of possibilities to change the equation, while maintaining my ability to continue to visually communicate in new ways. One extension of a boundary or a new medium added, creates a whole new equation to solve, keeping the work evolving. This creates continuous possibilities to have conversation with aesthetic history, emotional fiber, and life experience, but all within the same relatable patterns.
Royal Jarmon was born in Sacramento, California. Moving frequently as a child, he grew in different parts of the Midwest. As an adult he continued his travels spending time in various parts of the world, including Canada, SE Asia, and multiple regions of the US. Royal discovering himself as an artist from a young age, developed through years of painting and thorough examination of art history.
2010 "mon premier", Panagakos Gallery, Calgary, Canada
2015 “Containers for the Self” a juried show, judge: Jane Gilmor, intermedia artist and Emerita Professor of Art at Mount Mercy University, venue: Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
2014 “ Go Figure” a juried show, judge: Sean Ulmer, Director, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, venue: Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
2013 "Beware of Love" CSPS, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2013 Visiting Artist Show - Black Earth Gallery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2011 "untitled" Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
2015 Interviewed by LVL3 out of Chicago
2013 FRAME interview/blog
2012 Buy Some Damn Art - http://www.buysomedamnart.com/blogs/bsda/6895496-royal-jarmon