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Jeffrey Primeaux

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New Paintings

 
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Koi Pond 10

 

 

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Still Life with a Bowl of Okra

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Afternoon Atop The Old Fence

 
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Innocent Bystanders

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Koi Pond 11

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The In Crowd

 
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Pigeons In The Park

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Under the Pines

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Like I Care What Polly Wants

 
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Still Life with Owl Ornament

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Unwanted Attentions

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The Feeling Is Mutual

 

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Amateur Astronomer

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Aquatic Silver And Blue

 

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Blueberry Empanada

 
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Caravaggio Still Life

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Cornells Napoleon

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Garden Walk

 
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All's Fair

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Infant Of Prague Still Life

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Koi Pond 9

 
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Le Bain De Venus

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View on the Grand Canal

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Creaky Veranda Garden

 
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Goya and Velazquez:
Ready for Walkies

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Still Life With Ceramic Birds

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Islet

 
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Still Life With Kale
And Eggplants

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Still Life With Pressed Press

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Still Life With Some Of
Hokusai's Things And Venus

 
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Koi Pond 6

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The Insistence of Memory

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Koi Pond 7

 
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More Pouffy-Pants
Hummingbirds

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Cat on the Sill

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Closed Parenthesis

 
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Cloudy Day at the Beach

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Mandarin

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In the Flower Bed

 
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Pad

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More Chinoiserie

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Gilded Birds

     
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Blenheim Lemon

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Blenheim Orange

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Blenheim Lime

     
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Blenheim Apple

 
 
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Balloons Over Blenheim

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Which is Neither
Here Nor There

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Koi Pond 5

 

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Ooo... Goodies?

Pigeons & Grackles
Series

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Absent The Anectdote

 
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Nocturne

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Okay

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Rather Rotund

 

     
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Primeaux Stationary
(pack of 7 assorted cards)

 

 
     
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Artist's Statement

My paintings are like collages in that they are composed from various source images, but are painted in a more representionally cohesive manner to depict scenes that interpret elemnets of the natural/visible world as they might be composed according to memory, fantasy, or imagination in general.

Bio

Sometimes people think Jeffery isn’t paying attention, and sometimes he isn’t, but it’s kind of an endearing charm, his frequently having to ask his friends to repeat things. Sometimes people think he’s angry, but usually it’s just because he’s kind of quiet.

Jeffrey has been interested in art since childhood, declaring himself, even then, an artist. He doesn’t like cold weather except that he can wear his scarf and pij coat and jokes (is he joking?) about spending winters in the Southern Hemisphere. A dislike of the cold, dark, northern winters and disinclination towards living in California, were principle factors, he says, in his decision to remain, for school and subsequent living, in Austin, so he’s always lived in Austin.

 

Flower Pattern Q and A 
An Artist's Statement with Jeffrey Primeaux, Artist

Your most recent paintings have a slightly different look: is this Flower-Pattern phase II? 
I suppose you could say that. Previous to, “Creaky Veranda Garden,” I wanted the paintings to have a flat quality; but starting with that one, my interest shifts to making paintings with more sense of space. 

You see them as less abstract then? 
Yes. 

Still you’re using the same sorts of source images, that is, patterns from wall papers, textiles, and such. 
Principally; however, my choices have been inclined towards those which lend themselves to making scenes. Also, I’ve been taking some images from antique botanical and animal prints. 

The very same sorts of prints that inspired your Reactionary Decorative? 
Yes. As you’ll recall, it’s not the prints themselves that bothers me so much as the way they are used as something of, what? respectable? lazy decoration, so perhaps it isn’t so subversive as it may seem. At any rate, most of these prints are less pictorial than they are illustrative in a sort of scientific manner. I’m integrating them into the paintings in much the same way, with the same ideas in mind as the patterns. 

Are you still asking, “which part of a painting is the painting,” then? 
Did I ask that? That sounds like me being clever. No, not in the same way, at any rate: where before the interaction between parts, most importantly, was the manner of how one part was painted comparative to another part in as much as it made one part seem the main part and the other just whatever, I’m more interested, at present, in constructing the whole surface of the painting as an image using those disparate parts.

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