These abstract mixed-media art works deal with contemporary social issues while leaving interpretations up to the viewer rather than taking hard line either/or stances. Themes include the disintegrating middle-classes, who has power and access in society, the continuing demonization and marginalization of communities created by the War on Drugs, and the blurring line between the digital art-world and the ‘legitimate’… [read this]
Artist’s statement: My work is driven by a curiosity into the investigation of mind thru art. None of us can avoid thoughts, but through awareness of our pitfalls, beauty, strengths and weaknesses we can open windows into the mind. The core of my contemplative art practice is to visually embody our blind spots as a result of our thoughts. I’m… [read this]
Artist’s statement: Mail Art first influenced my artistic direction. In the 80s I began creating collages using found images, rubber stamps and stickers. I also practiced graffiti, using markers, stencils and spraypaint. I’ve retained some of those “outlaw” elements and techniques while adding drawing and environmental themes, to establish a personal style that is reflective of the East Village. I… [read this]
Artist’s statement: This collection of mixed media paintings is inspired by the tension between the nature that surrounds us and our own inherent natures.These paintings are a series of communications. The symbolism, color, and movement in each artwork conveys a truly unique exchange and one that cannot be replicated.
It was the summer of 1980 when I was seven years old that I sat in the back seat of my father’s blue Opel Kadett coupé and saw the first smoking chimneys of the German Ruhrgebiet. Those were the declining years of one of Europe’s biggest and heaviest industrial areas and I will never forget the impression it left imprinted… [read this]
These artworks by bruno neiva are taken from several ongoing series of arte povera, found art and text art.
Artist’s Statement I make art because that is the only way life makes sense to me. A recurrent theme in my work is the face: semi-abstract, colorful and emotional. I don’t choose to draw these faces. Their forms just come to me. They jump off the page and stare at you. Dare to stare back. I have tried to choose… [read this]
Kurt Rostek says: education I have for the most part been self educated, with the exception of doing a visual arts diploma from Centennial College, and two years in the Fine Arts program at York University. In a slightly different discipline I have an Architectural Technologist Certificate, from Ryerson Polytechnical University. avocation As far as being a serious Artist, I… [read this]