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The Art of Bill Wolak

 

Rhythmic Triggers

Rhythmic Triggers

 

Where Lightning Hesitates

Where Lightning Hesitates

 

Ibycus Agrees

Ibycus Agrees

 

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

 

Fleeting Things

Fleeting Things

 

Graceful as Fire

Graceful as Fire

 

The Net of Spells

The Net of Spells

 

Between the Hallucination and the Footnote

Between the Hallucination and the Footnote

 

Frantic Pleasures

Frantic Pleasures

 

Unrecognizable Tenderness

Unrecognizable Tenderness

 

 

Artist Statement

Collage undresses the darkness with a mirror’s secret undertow. It’s a dance done on burning kites while dreaming at the speed of light. Expectant as nakedness, collage is a door that surfaces in the shipwreck of your sleep. It’s a caress with the irresistible softness of a slipknot in a velvet blindfold. At its best, like poetry, collage is a moan just beyond delirium.

I make collages out of all kinds of materials. Most are made out of paper engravings. Many collages are digitally generated or enhanced.

 

BIO

Bill WolakBill Wolak is a poet, photographer, and collage artist. His collages have been published in The Annual, Peculiar Mormyrid, Danse Macabre, Dirty Chai, Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal, Lost Coast Review, Yellow Chair Review, Otis Nebula, and Horror Sleaze Trash. He has just published his twelfth book of poetry entitled Love Opens the Hands with Nirala Press. Recently, he was a featured poet at The Hyderabad Literary Festival.  Mr. Wolak teaches Creative Writing at William Paterson University

 

 

 

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The Graphic Artistry of Allen Forrest

 

Bay Area Figurative Revisited James Weeks Two Musicians

Bay Area Figurative Revisited James Weeks Two Musicians

 

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Bar Area Figurative Revisited – Joan Brown 1

 

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Bay Area Figurative Revisited – Joan Brown 3

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Alexej Jawlensky

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Otto Dix

 

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German Expressionism Revisited Otto Mueller

 

Cuba Cars 2

Cuba Cars 2

 

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Cuba Cars 5

 

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Jacob Lawrence Revisited – Blind Beggars

 

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Jacob_Lawrence Revisited – Study for Munich Games

 

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City Life Model

 

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City Life – Woman and Man

 

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Gastown Railroad Yard – Vancouver, BC

 

Artist Statement

Painting is a cross between a crap shoot, finding your way out of the woods, and performing a magic
act. Each time I begin to paint I feel like I am walking a tightrope—sometimes scary, sometimes
exciting, sometimes very quiet, and always, always surprising; leading me where I never expected to
go. Doing art makes me lose all sense of time and place and go inside one long moment of creating.
Whenever I feel a painting in my gut, I know this is why I paint. The colors are the message, I feel
them before my mind has a chance to get involved. Color is the most agile and dynamic medium to
create joy. And if you can find joy in your art, then you’ve found something worth holding on to.

 

BIO

allen forrestBorn in Canada and bred in the U.S., Allen Forrest has worked in many mediums: computer graphics, theater, digital music, film, video, drawing and painting. Allen studied acting in the Columbia Pictures Talent Program in Los Angeles and digital media in art and design at Bellevue College (receiving degrees in Web Multimedia Authoring and Digital Video Production.) He currently works in the Vancouver, Canada, as a graphic artist and painter. He is the winner of the Leslie Jacoby Honor for Art at San Jose State University’s Reed Magazine and his Bel Red painting series is part of the Bellevue College Foundation’s permanent art collection. Forrest’s expressive drawing and painting style is a mix of avant-garde expressionism and post-Impressionist elements reminiscent of van Gogh, creating emotion on canvas.

Art website:
http://allen-forrest.fineartamerica.com/
Twitter account:
https://twitter.com/artgrafiken
Portfolio: published works:
http://www.art-grafiken.blogspot.ca/

 

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