Athens artist Gunnar Tarsa gives a slide talk on his artistic journey at Athens-Clarke County Library, Athens Georgia, on April 10, 2018. The talk was accompanied by an exhibition of Tarsa’s work in the Quiet Gallery, and featured Tarsa’s drawings and paintings, focusing on his intricate images, rendered small and large.
Tarsa, “The Boy Who Sees Yellow,” was born in New Jersey and relocated to Lawrenceville, Georgia. He received his BFA with an emphasis in Drawing from the Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, GA which is where he currently lives and works. His methodology of working is through stream of consciousness actions and practiced instincts to hone his ability to create on the spot. An astronomer of inner space traversing ideas with the help of art and experimentation. Just a boy on a lifelong mission to spread a message of truth and celebrate the collaborative creative energy all of humanity contains, he is on an ongoing mission of creating visual language both new and archaic to tell a continuous story of mastering inner chaos to bring order into the expansive world around him.