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Randal Huiskens

Randal Huiskens is a Chicago area fine artist whose principal medium is acrylic paint on canvas. His latest works are a series of Pop Art paintings in a style he calls neo-divisionism. This method of painting allows for the application of color into a painting unrelated to the actual subject. It also takes a simple subject and allows for an energetic interpretation that goes far beyond the actual subject. He also works in a style that he describes as "studies of color, pattern, texture and form coupled with a compulsive graphomania extrapolated through the motif of the butterfly." In addition, he paints in traditional art styles, mostly influenced by Post Impressionist artists as well as modern artists of the twentieth century.

Randal began to study art seriously while in high school, and was chosen for the first Michigan Summer Institute for Gifted Students on the campus of Michigan State University in 1982. He enrolled in the MSU Art program shortly thereafter. In 1987 one of his paintings won the first place award in the Undergraduate Art Exhibition. The following year, he was awarded a Teachers Scholarship in the Field Of Painting. He obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1988 with an emphasis in painting.

Artist's Statement

To create great Pop Art, you have to present something that has been seen before in a new way.

It is this fundamental realization that has led my artwork to evolve from 19th century style Post Impressionism into 21st century individual expression. I am influenced by both Pop Artists and traditional Fine Artists. In the beginning, for me, there was Cezanne. I was captivated by his use of color, a melange of different shades and hues suggesting shadow and light on the simplest of flat surfaces. By combining this concept of color with the method of divisionism and the subjects of Pop Art, I feel I am merging two disparate types of art... creating Pop Art with a Fine Art sensibility.

My artwork is about the act of painting itself. It also deals with the dichotomy of creating art that shows knowledge of the history of art and furtherance of that history, while also being art that anyone can view and appreciate. Thus, I incorporate accessible subject matter as a motif to explore more involved painting challenges. I strive to create works that the layperson can appreciate for their subjectual content, while also being works that the artist or historian can appreciate for the artistic issues explored.

My influences include Henri Mattise, Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and Freek Drent.

Randal Huiskens Art Shown On National TV

On June 3, 2014, Randal Huiskens' painting of Dana Perino's dog "Jasper" was shown by Dana on Fox News Channel's TV program "The Five." Click here to view.

Interviews With The Artist

In Spring 2015, the website US Represented sat down for an interview with Randal Huiskens. Click here to read the interview.

In April 2015, Randal Huiskens was interviewed as a Daily Paintworks Spotlight Artist. Click here to read the interview.

American Art Awards Award Winning Artist

For four consecutive years, Randal has won awards in the American Art Awards. In 2012, Randal won 1st place in the Cubism category and also placed in the Expressionism . The following year, he won a total of 8 awards across 5 categories, including the top three spots in the Pop Art category. In 2014, Randal again took the top spot in the Pop Art category, as well additional awards in both Pop Art and Portraiture. In 2015, Randal took the top spot in both the Pop Art category and Portrait of Someone Famous.

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About The Artist

Randal Huiskens is a Chicago area Pop Artist who has developed a following painting Pop Art paintings in a style he calls neo-divisionism.
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