traveling show of Norton Wisdom work will be in Zhuhai for the next 3 wweks. There is also a "Meet the Artist Cocktail Party" on Oct 12 at 8 pm. Come and meet Norton. this is a rare opportunity to meet a living Master Painter.
July 4, 1947 - Los Angeles, Ca
University Of California, Berkeley 1967 - 1972, PhD Art History
Foundry Assistant for Peter Voulkos
1967-1972 加州大学伯克利分校 艺术史博士学位
Chouinard Art School, Los Angeles 1963 - 1967
Studied with John Altoon
Just like the sands of a desert continually change with the winds of time, Norton’s paintings are in constant metamorphosis. As an artist, Wisdom’s craft is neither defined by his formal education nor his showings in prestigious galleries the world over. Rather his work is the manifestation of a relentless mission of peace and truth. His series of trapezoidal paintings command a total reinterpretation of the standard stretched canvas, and whether he’s sharing the stage with renowned modern or classical musicians; his live art performances forge new relationships between sight and sound.
Norton began his art illustrious art career at the age of 14, when he was instructed by Chouinard Art institute Professor John Altoon in Los Angeles, USA. Altoon became a guiding light for Norton as an instrument of learning the human figure, and color and texture.
Though out his life Norton has had many milestones including being the first documented painter to paint on the Berlin Wall in 1981. Norton Wisdom is also an archived artist in the Archives of American ).
Norton Wisdom is much of a performance artist as he is a painter. His visual display of interpretive painting to different facets of music captures you and draws you into his myriad of colors and distortions as you watch the painting transform time and time again. Always influenced by the different soothing sounds and styles of music from the different musicians he performs with. Using large backlit sheets of clear plastic stretched across wooden posts on a stage as his canvas, Norton Wisdom performs live improvised painting onstage with musicians, interpreting the music being improvised during the performance in real time. His paint is diluted to stay malleable, so his paintings remain in continual motion, through Wisdom's use of paintbrushes, windshield wipers, sponges, and his own hands.
Unlike most painting, his live work does not aim for a finished image, but celebrates the process of fluid metamorphosis: a cornucopia of images emerging unpredictably from one another: clouds become bodies, bodies become musical instruments, buildings become rockets, and dinner plates become crowns worn by monarchs, in a labyrinth of unexpected paths. The live experience of his work continually challenges your perception of what you think you are seeing, and your ability to predict how forms and shapes relate to each other