Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Vince Lombardy is a fine artist who specializes in diverse media. His style resides somewhere between painterly and impressionistic expression. He celebrates the media through his brushwork and texture of the paint.
Much of my expression is revealed by the texture of the media. It would be wrong for me to mask what was used to create the painting.
The first stroke is thoughtfully placed. The line, the weight - it has precise emotion. It is the reflection of an idea in it's most fragile form. Thus begins an inescapable madness that will not relent until balance is achieved.
Vince's art is an expression of balance - the balance of restraint and chaos. All too often chaos wins the day and a canvas finds itself in a dumpster or completely wiped clean with a new coat of Gesso. This struggle only excites his imagination, which strives to replicate that first perfect line.
There is something ingrained, there is something lasting in art. It's quite unlike anything else. You build a relationship with your work that thrives in discovery, where triumph is the ultimate seduction, where emotion is captured in bursts of color. The final conception leaves you with an indelible conclusion. Be it a Johns, a Rothko, or an Albers, every work tells a story and offers a glimpse into the minds of this madness.
Vince's Journey as an artist has been influenced by his own adventures. Early on, Vince studied the fundamentals and honed his skills to better understand his artistic perspective. He accepted a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) where he abruptly left the program to join the United States Air Force. This decision sent Vince on a path that fostered a different type of growth as an artist. Rather than perfecting a specific technique, he used his experiences as a platform to attempt different methods and styles of fine art.
With an enthusiasm for times past, Vince earned a Master of Arts in Military History. His study of history has advanced his own perspective with a deeper appreciation for the craftsmanship of our forefathers, both in art and industry. This appreciation is reflected in his approach, as a celebration of yesteryear.