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1.Limited Edition Prints. 2. Pastel & Charchoal. 3. Ceramic work. 4. New Painting. Contact guy@art.net for information regarding this work and representation.
F I N E A R T
A L L R I G H T S R E S E RVE D • © guy@art.net

Guy Burchak - guyburchak@hotmail.com
Born: Massachusetts, 1955, and traveling from then until now.


AWARDS

August 1999, Virgo-99, a Virtual Art Competition
View from the Rawshan, # 53
• FIRST PLACE WINNER
• BEST REPRESENTATIVE WORK
• ALSO "PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD"
LINK http://geminidom.com/GemArt/virgo-99/2ctgroom2.html

ART CALENDAR
Selected as a winner "Quarterly National Juried Centerfold Competion"
Art "Red Sea Relief IV",
published, December 1999 issue of ART CALENDAR.

AVAANTI-www.txarts.net/avaa
Selected to be featured in the AVAANTI, APRIL/MAY 2000
Newsletter for Austin Visual Arts Association, published by monthly.

Selected as the winner of a Scholarship with
"Art Instruction Schools" Minneapolis Minnesota, 1973


EXHIBITIONS (Single Shows)

December 1998, THE THIRD JEDDAH EXHIBITION,
Rabya, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Under the Patronage of
HRH Princess Al Gohara Bint Khalid Bin Massaad Bin Abdulaziz

January 1997, THE GREENHOUSE EXHIBITION,
Rabya, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Under the Patronage of
HRH Princess Jawaher Bint Majed Bin Abdulaziz

May 1993, OLD JEDDAH,
Art Vision Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,

EXHIBITIONS (Group)

October 1999
Austin Visual Arts Association
Jurried Exhibition "RED OCTOBER"

April 1999
Austin Visual Arts Association
"AVAA's Members Exhibit"

April 2000
Chisholm Trail Art Gallery

May 2000
"AVAA's Members Exhibit"

July 2000
"AVAANTI 6" Jurried Exhibition
of AVAANTI winners


LINKS
GemArt
Art.Net
JOLAF
Electronic Cottage Gallery
Eaglewing Enterprises
Jol Ochs


EDUCATION

Parsons School of Design - New York, New York. - 1975
Fleming College - Florence Italy - 1974
"Art Instruction Schools" Minneapolis Minnesota, 1973



STATEMENT

Art, for me, is an ongoing conceptual endeavor.
I began painting while living in Spain at the age of eight,
influenced by the culture, antiquities, and sensory experiences of foreign places.
Since that time, an expatriate lifestyle and a love of the road has taken me to the
Middle and Far East, Europe, The British Isles, and throughout my native United States. All of these places have touched me, and left their mark on my work.

Although I am often found behind a solitary easel, I do not work in isolation;
I paint with Vermeer, Rembrant, Cezanne, and Johns every time I lift my
brush--my memory of the minutest detail of their works informing my own.
My study of artists, both my predecessors and my contemporaries, will never end.

My technique reflects all of these experiences and influences. Although my work is figurative, I find abstraction in detail. Generally I use a muted palette, reserving livelier colors to focus the composition. A fascination with texture and multilayered compositions directs my work--I usually begin with a charcoal drawing as a base, and gradually build up layers of pigment which
interact in complex ways. Each canvas becomes the expression of two contradictory impulses: the freely gestural, typically expressed with a slurry of wet, random gesture, and the highly controlled, typically expressed via figurative pictorial representation. These impulses complement through opposition, creating an exciting rhythmic tension. This use of acrylic, charcoal, and a variety of textural fillers is constantly evolving in fresh, new ways, and the art does not stop with the canvas. I also like to work on the frames, integrating them with the piece.
But my most ambitious project to date is not to be found on canvas nor carved in stone--it is myself. The strides I make personally are quickly translated to the canvas. After all, today's epiphany is tomorrow's picture.

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