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Gibbs Rounsavall earned his BFA from Washington University in St. Louis and his MAT from the University of Louisville.
Gibbs explains the work by saying, “I am more inspired by what I don’t know, as opposed to what I do know. Luckily for my practice, that’s quite a bit. For over twenty-five years, I’ve applied a laser-like focus of study on the element of color and yet still remain fascinated by its emotional impact. How it can transport us through time, elicit memories and suspend perceptions of reality. This keeps my creative engine running in perpetuity. Using a methodical approach, I apply an array of vibrant lines that excite the eye, moving in and out, back and forth. This is composed on a variety of two and three-dimensional forms that stretch away from the wall inviting movement in order to be fully realized. The result is a playful examination of perception, propelled by color, movement and space. My goal is to create a visual frequency, and a space where the eye can play and thoughts have the freedom to form. Our attention is today’s most valuable commodity. Where we choose to focus our attention is directly related to the quality of our lives. My goal is to enhance the quality of attention.”
In 2019 he was awarded the Artist in Residence position at the Galt House Hotel, the first Residency of its kind in the state of Kentucky and featured in USA Today.
In 2018 he was invited to participate in the international SHINE mural festival in St. Petersburg Florida.