Timothy Schmitz's process-driven abstract paintings achieve aesthetic purity through the mastery of complex techniques. Using exotic materials, including a combination of ground marble and oil on panel, the artist produces quietly dramatic works whose richly crackled textures, glistening surfaces, and incendiary hues evoke the complementary dynamism and stillness of ancient ceramic finishes. Informed by rigorous experimentation and the embrace of chance and procedures, Schmitz's art is distinguished by its uncommon compositional harmonies and understated expressiveness.
Born in Wisconsin, and now residing in Minnesota, Timothy Schmitz studied ceramics during high school and was offered a scholarship to the ceramics program at Alfred University in New York. Selecting to pursue his arts education independently, the artist's highly individualized approach and command of diverse media earned the attention of LewAllen, which presented his first exhibition in 1995. Having featured in significant museum exhibitions, the artist's works are actively sought by a growing number of corporate and private collections.