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SG MAG APR 2018 MAIN7

Nino barrette is an art

Nino barrette is an art dealer, critic and lecturer with over 20 years of experience curating international exhibits and museum collections. The art of Jack Armstrong is fascinating to many and the question commonly asked of all pure abstract expressionist painters is “what makes this special?” Well of course, the response to that question is complicated and different for everyone as art is subjective so there is no right or wrong answer when interpreting the artists’ work. Jack Armstrong’s “Cosmic Extensionalism” is a new step forward in the evolution of art forms and it is often compared to the style that many associate with Jackson Pollock or his peers of the day. Is that a fair comparison? In my opinion, the two artists share a commonality in that they both are very deliberate in their technique with nothing random or accidental occurring in their paintings. Furthermore, the works have a rhythmic dance of intertwining paint and they share an audacity and boldness to break new ground separating themselves from the masses. Accepting those similarities, one next has to recognize the significant differences between the artists’ works to gain an understanding and appreciation of the unique art style that Jack Armstrong has created. Jacks “Cosmic Art” is driven by a mystical force that emanated from the “Black Sapphire of Queensland.” That force compelled him to create a very specific number of paintings in a very specific manner. Each of the 100 works is deliberately constructed with the lines, figures and movements creating the appearance of an accidental, non-compositional technique. The mysterious messages and words found in the lines of the painting are purposefully and strategically placed to deliver the cosmic energy within the painting to the viewer. The few owners of Jack’s “Cosmic Art” have a common experience in that they all mention an indescribable energy that seemingly vibrates from the paintings as they get near for viewings. This energy washes over them and creates a feeling of rejuvenation and vibrancy. With Pollack, it was likely a motivation to create artwork that separated him from the traditional style of the day and to that end he created his signature “drip and splash” or “action painting” technique, which was very avant-garde and revolutionized what was considered “fine art”. Regardless of opinion on what is and what is not “art”, Jack Armstrong is an exceptionally talented artist that has developed a unique body of work that is extremely finite and cannot be repeated or duplicated. The fact that collectors, investors, other artists and critics value the works in the millions speaks volumes to the current value and future speculative value of the artwork. All past fame and accolades aside, Jack’s art speaks for itself and much like it’s brash creator… it speaks very loudly to those that can hear its message. 4

FRONT COVER 6. 63MAGIC 22. STARCOBRA 500 IAIN HAMMER— 2018 7. COSMIC STARSHIP ARRIVAL 23. STARONEstar ROBERT STAR—PREFACE 8. COSMIC EXTENSIONALISM 24. STARSHIP NINO BARRETT FINE ARTS 9. JACKZEN 25. STARSEX CONTENTS LIST + 5 PAINTINGS 10. COSMICSEAS 26. STARPOWER ZEN ALICE WALTON - COLLECTOR 11. LA FEMMEGODDESS 27. STARstarDNA DONNY YORK - COLLECTOR 12. MELTINGSKYDAY 28. ULTIMATE MAGIC THE LAST WIZARD - MOVIE 13. MINDTRANCE 29. UNIVERSALSTARLIGHT ABOUT JACK ARMSTRONG 14. ORIGINS 30. WE R 1 ART&MUSEUM –INTERVIEW 15. POLNAREFF ROCKSPARIS 07 31. WILD STAR GOLDEN SERIES 36” X 60” 1-4 16. PRIMAL969 32. YES 1. GOLDEN COSMIC DREAM 17. PRIMALSUN #1 33-36 TRIPTYCH 2. COSMIC GODDESS 18. PURPLEMAGIC BACK COVER: 3. COSMIC FINAL_MAGIC 1 19. PURPLEMOONS SEMINAL PAINTING 4. HUMANITY_COSMIC 20. STARANGELS WARHOL NAKED 5. ANCIENTFIRE 21. STAR SAPPHIRE 208388 BUBBLEGUM ORGASM IMAGINE THE LAST WIZARD COSMICSEX 5

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