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Aaron North is an American artist who grew up in Texas and Colorado. His artistic beginnings were in street art and screen printing, which progressed into his present day material. North’s interests and influences range from the Flemish Renaissance and Surrealist Movement to the non-visual works of Philip Glass and Haruki Murakami. He and his fiancé currently reside in Providence, RI.
Aaron explains his work by saying, “My work represents a heavy mix of memories, daily thoughts, and conscious dreams and focuses on abstract, yet relatable subject matter. Surrealism has always made logical sense to me because of the unexpected circumstances. I don’t want to fully understand someone else’s work, rather I want to walk away with all my questions unanswered. The images in my work are typically uncommon, but recognizable, and they interact together to create a well of imagery for people to identify themselves in. With a background in street art, I became accustomed to the urgency and immediate satisfaction of completing a piece of work. Transitioning to canvas and paper allows me to quickly join ideas together, but also enables me to continue to ponder and distort them without time constraints. When working, I rely on an automatic thinking process to execute new ideas with a similar sense of immediacy.”