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by Gene Tanta
Decatur US
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The Artwork

Playfulness and the variety of tints and shades of yellow and violet as complimentary colors inspired this work. My best work feels quick and unforced, even a bit open or unfinished. I believe I've managed to let this one live without touching it too much.

The Artist

Why do you create? I make art because I have to for a sense of fulfillment. It's not so much a cathartic release as it is a pulse of my living imagination.
How do you work? I work in series based on themes such as the portraits of assassinated figures, cairns, and biographical objects such as passport photographs or childhood sketches of houses.
Has your creative process changed over time, if so, how? I move from one series to another but they always inform and overlap each other. For instance, the use of food dyes in the assassinated figures series merged over to the cairn series in my use of a large squeegee.
Do you consider yourself a full-time or part-time artist? Having shifted by attention to painting and drawing since 2015, I enjoy focusing all my creative energy on visual art.
Besides creating, where else do you spend your time? I enjoy playing catch with my son and pushing my daughter on the swing. Sometimes at the same time, which takes some coordination!
What inspires you? I find inspiration in thinking and reflecting on moods and their representations. The prospect of intervening sensitively excites me. I enjoy find a visual rhythm.
What is the first piece of art you remember creating? Drawing on my grandfather grid paper in Romania in the farmhouse by the window in the morning light filtered through the grapevine. Or maybe I was just daydreaming; it was the fecundity of the moment I remember.
What does the term art mean to you? Liberty of motion.
Name three artists that you respect? Paul Klee, Philip Guston, George Grosz
What is your favourite piece of artwork? Guernica by Picasso
What is your dream project? I dream of traveling and learning and creating with the support from the sales of my artworks.
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