The paintings of San Luis Valley artist Randy Pijoan have their roots in Northern New Mexico and Central Colorado, starting twenty-five years ago. Just recently his artwork and home have come full circle in a journey of mind, body and spirit at the turn of this 21st Century.
His City Nightscapes have gained national attention and recognition, designating him as the “Premier Nightscape Painter in the United States”. From these images, painted primarily in Chicago, came the ‘dayscape’ Gouache paintings of Chicago, Portland and other cities. Pijoan has also gained notoriety for his landscapes of scenic and culturally rich Northern New Mexico and Colorado.
More recently Pijoan has founded a new genre of painting that captures the social interactions of people’s hectic lives at the turn of the 21st Century in his “Phrasist Movement”. After crafting the “Phrasist Manifesto” which defines this genre, Pijoan began the first national traveling show in 2001, inviting other artists, poets and writers selected for their cutting edge work in and around ‘Phrasist’ design movement. Along with starting a non-profit Fine art print making facility, Ventero Open Press, Randy has been using the non-profit to teach and raise awareness of the importance of the arts in public and private education.
Pijoan’s works have been published, reviewed and documented in national magazines such as: American Artist Magazine, Artist Magazine, Art & Antiques Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Santa Fe Focus, Four Corners and recently in the 2010 March and June issues of American Art Collector Magazine and the October issue of South West Art Magazines “My World” article.
Randy has lived in the San Luis Valley for the last 9 years
Randy is a freelance artist. Much of the scenery of the San Luis Valley can be found in his landscape paintings.
One of Randy's largest accomplishments is the non-profit that he created in San Luis, CO. Ventero Open Press is a non-profit that raises money for art education in the local area.
Please visit Randy's website www.randypijoan.com to see a large selection of his work.
You can visit Randy's studio by appointment only. Please call or email to set up a visit.