Artists Describing Their Art:
Jerry Di Falco
- Photography inspires my visual art and also serves as a key element in the creation of my etchings. The images I employ originate from my own photographs, as well as those my research into the digital archives of universities, historical societies, libraries, museums, and foundations. Upon locating a photographed scene that I wish to translate into etching, I first make several drawings based on that scene. Moreover, using photography allows me to balance documented visuals with my personal interpretations within everyday scenes. I strive to create a convergence between the metaphysical and physical aspects of perceived reality. My etchings attempt to unveil what we mask behind personal assumptions. In other words my scenes unveil what we overlook in the ordinary world. Ironically enough, I blame this failure to notice reality . . . or what I call the phenomena of connectedness . . . on todayaEURtms infatuation with and addiction to the new communicational technologies. My artworks are windows through which people examine the mysteries of human consciousness. In fact, my use of multiple etching plates to create one etched design helps reinforce the illusion of seeing a scene through a window. Each individual area in my multiple-plate etchings becomes a windowpane separated by ...
Agnieszka Parys Kozak
- ,,I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." Georgia O'Keeffe It was always difficult for me to write about art. I found usual questions truly challenging. Why art? they ask. Well, it was always inside of me, pulsing and just waiting to emerge, gain a physical form. When it finally does, it is flowing freely and spontaneously, like an unstoppable brisk stream. To be honest, talking about my main medium- clay, makes me the most comfortable. It is profoundly close to me. Thanks to its softness, when i hold it in my hands i interact with it and it interacts with me, it can be subdued to my vision. I see subtle feminine nature in it and at the same time it is rigid and raw. I can never fully tame her, because after shaping it, fire takes control over her. The results are always unpredictable. Clay also gives me the freedom to express myself deeper, because I can merge sculpture with painting and drawing. Working with colors, shapes and patterns keeps me interested all the time. However, there are some limitations, which...
- Born from copulation between paper and pencil, he rides at a gallop the chariot "DIL" everywhere in the World. When drawing and painting, DIL is in oneself element, irrepressible under the sign of Aesop. Artsphere: Foreign - political and internal political, Cartoons, Comics, Illustrations, Black and white drawing, oil painting. Experience: Above 25 years Recent Awards: The Year of the Ram: Art Exchange Exhibition 2003, USA Silver Card, "Jaka Bede " 2003,