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


, Drops, Fantasy, $682
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, Pairs, Fantasy, $735
, Repulsion, Fantasy, $735
, Over, Fantasy, $472
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, 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,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
9 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Pairs, 1997, Original Printmaking Intaglio,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Repulsion, 1997, Original Printmaking Intaglio,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 1997
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Shylock 1943, Acta Fabula Est, 2015, Original Printmaking Intaglio,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2015
17 x 20 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Over, 2014, Original Printmaking Intaglio,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Intaglio, 2014
15 x 9 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Call, 2014, Original Drawing Other,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Other Drawing, 2014
11.5 x 16 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Maaike T, 2014, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
2.5 x 3 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, The Visitation, 2014, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2014
7 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Bert Menco, Monkey Donkey People, 1987, Original Printmaking Other,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 1987
9 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Menagerie, 2005, Original Printmaking Other,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Other Printmaking, 2005
3 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, The Visit, 1989, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1989
12 x 19 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Dream, 1978, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1978
9 x 13 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Deluge, 2004, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2004
5 x 12 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Feeding, 2000, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 2000
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, House of Cards, 1989, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Pen Drawing, 1989
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Flying Dutchman, 1996, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1996
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Creation, 1996, Original Drawing Pencil,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Pencil Drawing, 1996
18 x 24 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Centiment, 2008, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 2008
3 x 14 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Golem, 1988, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1988
12 x 18 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Bert Menco, Behind Walls, 1977, Original Printmaking Etching,    inches
Bert Menco
Original Etching, 1977
10 x 11 inches (W x H x D)
United States