SUBCONSCIOUS MEANDERINGS BY JOE A. MACGOWN
Welcome to Joe MacGown's Art web site, which features a style of art that he describes as neogothic surrealism or subconscious meandering. This style of art is a blend of fantasy, surrealism, and visionary art. MacGown also does other types of art such as entomological illustration, plant illustrations, pen and ink structures, etc. Enjoy browsing through the various galleries on this site. Feel free to give comments about this site and MacGown's artwork on his Blog site or by emailing Joe.
Joe A. MacGown is a Mississippi artist who creates chaotic assemblages of strange mutated creatures, crowded surreal landscapes, and mandala-like designs that reflect his thoughts and observations of life on this planet. Using imaginative imagery and random patterns, he produces detailed drawings and mixed media paintings by simply allowing ideas to “flow out of his head” using a method he describes as “Subconscious Meandering.” MacGown’s background in entomology and natural history, coupled with his love of science fiction and cynicism of all things human, provide ample fodder for his surreal visions, which range from dark and foreboding to light and whimsical.
MacGown's work has been featured in numerous local and regional exhibitions as well as in international group shows in Dallas, TX; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN; San Francisco, CA; Washington DC; Colombia; Toronto, Canada; Great Britain; the Philippines; Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia; Belgrade, Serbia; the Netherlands; various venues in France; Dresden, Germany; Venice, Italy; Portugal; and other regions.