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Photograph of Artist BERT MENCO
BERT MENCO
Evanston, Illinois - United States


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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, , , Original Printmaking Intaglio, size_width{Drops-1440355639.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
9 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Intaglio, size_width{Pairs-1440271533.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Intaglio, size_width{Repulsion-1433972051.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Intaglio, size_width{Shylock_1943,_Acta_Fabula_Est-1433970450.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
17 x 20 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Intaglio, size_width{Over-1406266688.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2014
15 x 9 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Drawing Other, size_width{Call-1395821662.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Other Drawing, 2014
11.5 x 16 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Maaike_T-1395821414.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
2.5 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{The_Visitation-1395039114.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
7 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Other, size_width{Monkey_Donkey_People-1352193876.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 1987
9 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Other, size_width{Menagerie-1306628144.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 2005
3 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{The_Visit-1306625938.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1989
12 x 19 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Dream-1306625638.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1978
9 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Deluge-1217845745.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2004
5 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Drawing Pen, size_width{Feeding-1217845002.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 2000
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Drawing Pen, size_width{House_of_Cards-1217844433.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 1989
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Flying_Dutchman-1217844099.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1996
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Drawing Pencil, size_width{Creation-1217843402.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Pencil Drawing, 1996
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Centiment-1217842734.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2008
3 x 14 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Golem-1217841976.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1988
12 x 18 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, , , Original Printmaking Etching, size_width{Behind_Walls-1217841006.jpg} X
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1977
10 x 11 inches (W x H x D)
United States