Texas-based artist G. F. Harper makes contemporary works primarily with oil on canvas, incorporating line, space, and texture either binding or diluting pigment for consistency and flow. The rhythmic energy through harmonious movement is a personal exploration of modern perception and social structure to create a dialogue regarding the Self concept and what it means to embrace diversity. Harper has been painting and writing in the landscape of American Arts for more than ten years now. His unique and creative visual language pays homage to an array of traditions and genres, drawing elements from Old Master portraiture to American contemporary art. His profoundly original works range from grotesque and sublime to simply beautiful.
G. F. Harper lives and works in Texas. He majored in English Literature at St. Edward’s University with a specialization in Creative Writing. The artist’s work has been shown in Austin and New York. Harper is currently seeking agent, advisory, and gallery representation.
Harper has worked or collaborated with Superfine!, Art Money, Exhibbit, Up Collective, and Fusebox Festival.
BFA, St. Edward's University, English Literature with a specialization in Creative Writing
AA, Austin Community College, English
Superfine! Art Fair, Manhattan, New York
Fusebox Festival, Austin, Texas
Raw Artists: Allure, Austin, Texas
Up Collective Gallery, Coffee & Milk, Austin, Texas