Jack Magurany

As a child growing up in the south suburbs of Chicago, drawing and painting have been Jack Magurany’s passion – a passion that led him to study art at Columbia College in Chicago. Magurany received a BFA with honors in 1993 and have spent most of his professional career as an illustrator and graphic designer. However, his true passion and self-expression comes from being a painter.

For Jack Magurany, painting is a way to explore the relationships between various color harmonies and surface textures and allows him an opportunity to experiment with spontaneity and chance. It is also a way for him to develop his own unique artistic voice.

The medium Magurany primarily paints with is acrylics. Its pure pigment allows him to translate his
vision with intense and dramatic colors.

He enjoys the challenge of trying to capture a subject’s likeness while intensifying its beauty through the use of bold and vibrant colors.

His work explores the interaction of color, composition, drawing and representation of a
subject to convey a meaningful experience to the viewer.

He also experiments with the possibilities allowed through di¬fferent application techniques. With the use of large brushes, trowels, and pallet knives he makes broad spontaneous marks on the canvas to create texture, emotion and enthusiasm to the painting.