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BERT MENCO
Evanston, Illinois - United States


, Over, Fantasy, $472
, Call, Fantasy, $1,260
, Maaike T, Fantasy, $105

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Artist Statement

Though they may seem simple, especially my drawings and intaglio prints but also my paintings are actually quite elaborate; half a year's work on an image is no exception for me. I draw directly or use small sketches, even doodles, as image-generating nuclei, often combining two or three that appear to complement each other. I rarely use concrete references, but rather work from inner visions. I tend to be narrative in my own art, perhaps poetic narrative. I don't see my images as telling a story but rather as reflections of inner feelings, similar to some poetry, and would like observers to read them as such. I like to believe that my work carries a certain mystery. My images are very much "inside out.? I have usually some idea of what I want to obtain, but much of the image is generated while I draw or paint. The end product always surprises me; I am often amazed that there even is an end product. Analyzing my own art is difficult but I think that the dreamlike images tend to deal with confined spaces which contain certain characters that reach out to one another but do not quite succeed in meeting, a reflection of this precarious balancing act that many of us have to deal with in our lifes....

Original Artworks (20)

Bert Menco; Drops, 2015, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  A mezzotint, a lady surrounded by drops.   ...
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Bert Menco; Pairs, 1997, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   An etching with aquatinted background, depicting coupes in all kinds of situations.  ...
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Repulsion, 1997, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  An etching with aquatinted background, depicting two people in front, more in the back, all trying to like each other. . . or not. ...
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Shylock 1943, Acta Fabula Est, 2015, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 17 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  A mezzotint depicting the likely fate of Shylock and his daughter Jessica had they lived in mainland Europe in the early forties of the last century. ...
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
17 x 20 inches (43.2 x 50.8 cm)
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Bert Menco; Over, 2014, Original Printmaking Intaglio, 15 x 9 inches. Artwork description: 241      A new copper etching/ aquatint, hot from the press, called
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2014
15 x 9 inches (38.1 x 22.9 cm)
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Bert Menco; Call, 2014, Original Drawing Other, 11.5 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241    A fantasy portrait   A silverpoint drawing   ...
Bert Menco
Original Other Drawing, 2014
11.5 x 16 inches (29.2 x 40.6 cm)
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Bert Menco; Maaike T, 2014, Original Printmaking Etching, 2.5 x 3 inches. Artwork description: 241   A fantasy portrait     ...
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
2.5 x 3 inches (6.3 x 7.6 cm)
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Bert Menco; The Visitation, 2014, Original Printmaking Etching, 7 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  A variation on the meeting between Maria and Elizabeth, merging all major Western religions. This copy of the etching/ aquatint ( copper plate) is hand- colored on four layers of paper, all different, and therefore one of a kind, hence A. P. ( the regular edition is 25, also ...
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
7 x 13 inches (17.8 x 33.0 cm)
Not For Sale
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Bert Menco; Monkey Donkey People, 1987, Original Printmaking Other, 9 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  A fantasy image of
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 1987
9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm)
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Bert Menco; Menagerie, 2005, Original Printmaking Other, 3 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241   A woman in a zoo   ...
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 2005
3 x 12 inches (7.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Bert Menco; The Visit, 1989, Original Printmaking Etching, 12 x 19 inches. Artwork description: 241  A visitor from beyond, a room walled with some famous people ...
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1989
12 x 19 inches (30.5 x 48.3 cm)
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Bert Menco; Dream, 1978, Original Printmaking Etching, 9 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  An elderly person dream of his past? The past? ...
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1978
9 x 13 inches (22.9 x 33.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Deluge, 2004, Original Printmaking Etching, 5 x 12 inches.
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2004
5 x 12 inches (12.7 x 30.5 cm)
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Bert Menco; Feeding, 2000, Original Drawing Pen, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241   A fox being carried away...
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 2000
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; House of Cards, 1989, Original Drawing Pen, 18 x 24 inches.
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 1989
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Flying Dutchman, 1996, Original Printmaking Etching, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Title self- explicatory...
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1996
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Creation, 1996, Original Drawing Pencil, 18 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241 Genesis, kind of ...
Bert Menco
Original Pencil Drawing, 1996
18 x 24 inches (45.7 x 61.0 cm)
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Bert Menco; Centiment, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching, 3 x 14 inches.
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2008
3 x 14 inches (7.6 x 35.6 cm)
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Bert Menco; Golem, 1988, Original Printmaking Etching, 12 x 18 inches.
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1988
12 x 18 inches (30.5 x 45.7 cm)
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Bert Menco; Behind Walls, 1977, Original Printmaking Etching, 10 x 11 inches.
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1977
10 x 11 inches (25.4 x 27.9 cm)
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