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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

kMc Profiles: Anna Joan Goraczko, Artist

As seen at Art Miami, "Black Diamond" by Ronald Davis caught my eye while perusing works curated by Charlotte Jackson Fine Art of Sante Fe, NM.

"Black Diamond" Ronald Davis, acrylic on expanded PVC, 33 5/8" x 33 5/8" x 3", 2010.

I was reminded of the works of emerging artist Anna Goraczko and her newest creation "Summer Sunset".

"Summer Sunset", 30" x 30", Acrylic on Canvas. 2010.

Goraczko, who originally hails from North Miami Beach, FL but now resides in Chicago, IL, is one of my absolute favs. Her style is just that, hers. Fresh, Fierce, and not to be F*cked with.

"My goal as an artist is to express myself in ways that are beyond the literal. I see art as a way of confronting ideas in another context to better understand our culture and what is happening around us," explains Goraczko. 

"My paintings are examples of my journey through life and art making. I see them as visual representations of my meditations and concerns about life. Sometimes it is abstract without explanation, and sometimes it is self-explanatory. My objective is to show who I am through my work, where I've been, and where I am going. And hopefully that will continue to make me grow as a person."

Fall Bursts, 2010. 30" X 30" Acrylic on canvas

The Black One, 2010. 30" X 30" Acrylic on canvas

Aisle, 2007. Frost Art Museum, Miami. BFA Spring 2007 Exhibition

kMc Profiles

Describe your current project:
I've always wanted to make an all-white painting. Right now, I'm working on mixing shades of titanium white and cool metallic colors to reflect the glisten of snow.

Describe your artistry in 3 words or less:
Luscious, Loud, and Lovely.

Top 3 influences on your style:
The works of Frank Stella, Peter Halley, and Sarah Morris.

How does you art influence culture and culture influence your art?
My art is a reflection of my environment. I like to make work that subtly highlights or reinterprets what's going on in our culture. I'm drawn to abstract art because it allows viewers broad and specific interpretation of our culture. There's a solid relationship there.

What's more important: aesthetics or message?
Traditionally, the aesthetic should be a finely executed vision of the artist's message. However, that message can be interpreted in so many different ways. It shouldn't be too obvious, it should conjure up reflection for whoever is viewing it.

What can we expect from you in 2011?
Heavy production. It is my personal goal to crank out a lot of work in the new year. I must keep my momentum going.

Truer words were never spoken:
To thine own self be true.
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