The Gallery @ Siba is excited to feature new work by mixed
media artist, Timothy Wagner. Wagner, a St. Louis native, always draws
inspiration from his family, but the layered pieces he chose to feature at The Gallery
showcase themes from the avian world. We recently talked to the artist to learn
more about the source of his creativity….
How long have you been painting/working in
mixed media, and what is your background?
“I have been
creating art professionally since 2000. My background is in painting though I’ve
always incorporated other mediums into my work. My mentor Gary Passanise really
opened my eyes to different techniques and artists using mixed
media. Other professors like Rennie Bernard and Ahzad Bohosian taught me a
lot about painting and drawing, although they, too, always lead in a direction
of using more mediums in my work.”
How would you describe your style and
“I work on
reclaimed materials and use paper as my primary medium. I work with mixed
media, so my style and technique involve using all mediums along with photo transfers.
Each finished piece manipulates an oil or encaustic painting by using specific
How do you get in the mood to create?“Spontaneous
combustion; a conversation, something I saw in nature. I'm easily
influenced by all of my surroundings. “
What is the inspiration for your new work?“My
wife and son are my main inspiration. I get a lot of ideas from them
Who is an artist you admire?“My
grandmother, Blanche Fischel Claggett. Other mixed media artists like Gary
Passanise, Jackson Pollock, Basquiat, Rauschenberg, Minas Halaj, Jacques
Villegle, Rex Ray... this list could go on and on.”
Wagner sells his work on his website at http://tewagner.com/. You can also meet the
artist, check out his work and enjoy light refreshments at The Gallery’s
reception for him Friday, February 2nd from 6pm – 8pm on the first
floor of Siba’s campus.