Mitchell Visoky/ Art Statement
I am a visual artist and art educator from White Plains, New York. I work primarily in the printmaking process of monotypes and encaustic (wax) painting, in addition to collage, mixed media, drawing and painting.
After being introduced to the printmaking process of monotypes (a painterly approach to creating a one of a kind print) with Master Printmaker Dan Welden, I continued working in this process and began to incorporate collage, drawing and mixed media into my images. I organize my images through the use of color, patterns, and textures giving my work a rich visual experience.
My encaustic work is a direct outgrowth from my background experiences in monotype printmaking and collage. Incorporating various printed images, marks and objects onto the wax surface is always and adventurous process. Wax is not only used as an adhesive but an integral element in my work giving it a layered and emotional quality.
My inspiration for my work evolves from the unique qualities of nature and the environment utilizing the interplay of congruent and disparate relationships in a world that holds many contradictions.
I approach my w as an adventure, an exploration, in an abstract manner. I feel that abstract qualities of line, shapes, textures, patterns, and color give my work as much an emotional, memorable, and sentimental effect as tangible objects and environments. Through their own experiences individuals have the ability to connect with the visceral, abstract qualities of nature and the environment.
The content of my work is varied. It is not limited to one idea or meaning. I work in a direct process to achieve the feeling of exploration and experimentation with the media. I work toward developing movement, spontaneity and mystery. I strive to give the viewer a sense of wonder in order to establish a person dialogue between the themselves and the work.