Jim Napierala is a New York Based Artist . He was born in Buffalo NY and studied
Sculpture and Art History at SUNY Buffalo, and Hunter College. After moving to New York, he began painting; and is essentially self-taught .
Napierala has developed a unique approach to painting , which has continued to evolve over time. Working in Flashe, Acrylic, and Aluminum Leaf on Wood, he layers form upon form to create visually stunning works which balance logic and intuition through structure and gesture.
His influences range from Icon painting to early Modernism to the vernacular.
Napierala is not didactic about his work; he hopes the viewer will see, interpret, and hopefully be moved by his work. He slyly quotes Ambrose Bierce regarding the definition of Painting:
"Painting is the act of protecting surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic."