After working in San Francisco for 14 years for publications including The Bay Guardian and Metro Magazine, Vincent moved to New York City where he concentrated his studies on painting at the School of Visual Arts and the New York Academy. He has exhibited his artwork nationally and internationally including the Biennale Internazionale dell’Arte Contemporanea, Florence, Italy; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA; Roger Smith Gallery, New York, NY; Butters Gallery Ltd., Portland OR; Bentley Projects, Phoenix, AZ and the University of Wisconsin-Stout, WI.
Recent exhibitions include:
SpectreArts, Durham, NC (solo)
Two things I'm concerned with in my work are magic and mechanics. By 'magic' I mean the unknown, the unexpected. By 'mechanics' I mean the actual making of the work: the materials and methods, both traditional and new, that bring it into being. Sometimes the mechanics itself seems magical.
Magic, of course, can be found everywhere if we keep our eyes open enough. It's active in lucky finds, unlikely pairings and serendipitous encounters, for example, and it inhabits inspirational spaces like art studios, houses of worship, urban centers, rural landscapes, and curious corners in attics in old homes.
Entire bodies of work have been sparked by a tiny piece of litter I found on the sidewalk. I consider it an important part of my practice to actively observe the world around me. I consider observation and reflection to be just as important to the creative process as experimentation and the creation of objects. For me, the former activities always give way to the latter.
I often approach the actual making of objects intuitively, allowing elements like subject matter, forms, colors and borders to find me as I seek them. I like to think that casual mechanics leave more room for magic.
Lives and works in Brooklyn/Philadelphia, NY