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 Jim Vogel  (1964 - )

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Lived/Active: New Mexico / Mexico      Known for: narrative southwest subject painting, commercial art, graphic design

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1964 (Roswell, New Mexico)
 
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New Mexico / Mexico

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One of twelve children from Roswell, New Mexico regionalist painter Jim Vogel hopes his paintings capture the stories behind the people of rural New Mexico.

Vogel uses bright colors and bold subjects which seem to struggle against a gravitational pull in the center of the painting. His style has been described like both Thomas Hart Benton and Salvador Dali.

Vogel earned a degree from the Art Institute of Denver and worked in the field of advertising and graphic design before returning to New Mexico to pursue painting.

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Southwest Art, September 2003

Biography from Blue Rain Gallery:
By his own account, Jim Vogel is primarily a storyteller, who tells his tales through his paintings. Taught the stories of New Mexico by his grandfather, his mother, the elders of the village where he grew up in southern New Mexico, and the land itself, Jim believes that these stories, when recreated properly, transcend our region and become universal.

Jim Vogel was born and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, a small-town community of miners, ranchers, and farmers. In 1985, he graduated from the Art Institute of Denver. He began his artistic career in the world of advertising and graphic design, which undoubtedly helped him to refine his drafting and creative-thinking skills. He has dedicated himself solely to painting for the last 15 years or so. Jim currently (2012) resides in Dixon, New Mexico, purposefully planting himself in another northern New Mexican small-town of farmers, carpenters, ranchers, artists, and traditionalists.

Given his upbringing, it should not come as a surprise that Jim Vogel’s paintings reflect the daily life and land of New Mexico. He weaves color with emotions, and couples a sharp attention to detail with innovative canvas shapes. Within Jim’s creative mind and artistic output, the common man’s struggle and the “salt of the earth” become our heroes, icons, and champions—much along the lines that Diego Rivera accomplished in Mexico by turning peasants and farmers into monumental subjects on public murals. In many ways, Jim Vogel could also be likened to a modern-day Thomas Hart Benton, not only by his alignment to a regionalist American aesthetic but, also in his quest to tap into a distinctly larger American current dialogue that is attempting to tackle a quickly changing techno-centric modern landscape.

Vogel continues to find relevant fodder to this national dialogue within New Mexican folklore and myths that have been told for generations —themselves products of intersecting cultures, peoples, and histories. His heartfelt dedication to the storytelling of a dwindling population is sincere and reverent—he considers the subjects of his compositions to be the bastions of culture, history, and traditions. "I'm trying to put images to these stories I've heard over and over from my mother and father," says the artist.

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