eyejazz – Abstract exhibit by George Titonis


March 18 – April 22, 2018

About George Titonis

Born in 1937, George grew up in Pittsburgh’s Lower North Side, now The North Shore.  After graduating from Allegheny High School, he worked as a messenger boy for am advertising art studio downtown.  As the same time, he took night school art classes at Carnegie Tech, now called Carnegie Mellon.

He started out with a book of faux ads.  Using these he was hired as art director of BBDO Pittsburgh.  Four years later, he left BBDO to go to Ketchum Advertising.  He worked there for twenty five years as a group head of the creative department.  After that he spent several years as a free lance designer and illustrator.

When he retired he became particularly interested in painting.  Even though he enjoys many forms of art, his favorite paintings have always been abstracts.  In his paintings, George works to create a singularly unique object.  He feels more connected to the image as a work of art instead of a picture of something else.  His work is without symbolism, seeking a dynamic tension between positive and negative, between the figure and the ground.  He thinks of it as music for the eyes.


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