The art of Jules Gotay


Language & Perception:

Making the Connection



Artist’s statement:

My paintings live on the border between language and the physical world.  They exist in the place where ideas become solid.  I begin with only a title and try to explain it visually.  The result is a metaphorical landscape where the inhabitants are engaged in poetic abstractions.  An inventive title can take me to unexpected places.  My aim is to create surprising images that explore the relationship between language and perception.






About the artist:

Jules Gotay was born and raised in New York City.  He began drawing and painting at an early age.  He studied art at Brooklyn College, where his instructors included William T. Williams, Lois Dodd, and Lee Bontecou.  He presently lives and works in Binghamton, NY. His website is