An exclusive interview
Figurative painter, realistic art.
Artabus : When did you begin painting ?
A.B.C. : While growing up my sister and I were always surrounded by art. Both of our parents were very open and artistic people. Particularly my father, he is a realist painter, sculpture and an art collector. As a consequence I was always encouraged to take art classes in various art centers and extra curriculum classes. I always like it doing it especially during the weekends when I had a lot of time, and I could watch my father do it too.
Artabus : Who were your masters, where do your influences come from ?
A.B.C. : The list must include Tiepolo, Rubens, Caravaggio, Malchewski, Jordaens, Michelangelo, Gericault, .Delacroix, Van Dyck.
Artabus : Movement in painting, where does it come from ?
A.B.C. : I have always been intrigued by human bodies, especially the ones that are created in painting or sculpture. To me it is so remarkable that a human body with all its nuances can be recreated or created from the beginning by artist. When I saw paintings by my favorite painters/masters I was blown away. I was so impressed by their knowledge of the body and its form. I knew right then that this is what I need to do too.
Artabus : How do you manage your success ?
A.B.C. : There is a saying "the grass is greener on the other side of the fens."
Artabus : What are your objectives in term of future paintings and exhibitions ?
A.B.C. : Well I just started a new series of paintings that are a bit different as the main action will be taking place in mid air. I am aping my figures air born. I thought that this will bring even more drama and action to the paintings making them more interesting and compelling. I will show them at the Ann Nathan Gallery in Chicago at the end of this year or begging of 2005.
Artabus : Thank you for your time, it was a great pleasure.
A.B.C. : Thank you for the opportunity to share part of my life with you.
© All of the images on this website are copyrighted original artworks by their author and are protected by international copyright law. No materials in this gallery may be reproduced, copied, downloaded, or used in any form without written permission of the contemporary artist Aleksander Balos-Credo.