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Artist Richard Wojdula


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Artist Statement
 
My work is based on the nuances and dynamics of light, color and shape. Specifically,
I am intrigued with the interaction of a painting's elements, such as line and the
tensions/affects which it encounters with the spatial field. The diversions and paths
in the process of painting as a result of unperceived "accidents" provides me with
surprises and unformulated results. Subliminal content beneath subsequent painted
surfaces, the impact of immediate markings, expressive gestures, all contribute to a
cumulative personal expressive journey.
 
" We can never know things in themselves but only how they appear
in experience." -Immanuel Kant
 
Artist Bio
 
Rich Wojdula's career as an artist spans several decades.
Classically trained in drawing and painting, he later became an accomplished
functional and nonfunctional ceramic artist while still pursuing
his 2-D artwork. In the early 1990s, in collaboration with another artist and
business associate Patricia Crawford, he created a series of "boxes" and large
sculptural pieces with moving gears. Based on old movies, irreverent depictions
of art, current issues, political and non-political, these metaphorical wooden
automata literally "took off" under the auspices of the Brigitta Schluger Gallery
in Denver, Colorado. Television, featured newspaper coverage
and art shows followed. In 2002, Rich Wojdula returned to painting full-time.
and has since been represented by several galleries.
Mr. Wojdula does not place an emphasis on "Style" as much as substance and
competence in execution of the idea/work. Having taught many disciplines of art
over 30 years, he now enjoys this current time for the freedom it allows him to
partake in further exploring the art process.
He cites such artists as Richard Diebenkorn, Gerhard Richter, Mark Rothko and
the Abstract Expressionists of the 40's and 50's as having a strong influence on
his development as an artist. Rich Wojdula's works are in collections throughout
the Unites States and also in Canada.
 
Exhibitions/Galleries
2020        Globe Fine Art gallery, Santa [...]

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