April 24-28, 2003 - Bluesky Gallery, NYC
SPRING TIME: YOUNG DESIGNERS SHOWCASE 2003
is among the artists at this
group showcase of NYC's
designers, artists and photographers.
See more photos and Andrea's works at:
Photos: Alen Hajnal
I paint expressive color abstract geometric forms along the lines of
my interest in textiles. My favorite materials in collage technique
are colored paper, pieces of wood and plastic glued onto the canvas.
My fascination with nature is exposed in vivid primary colors that I
choose. Emotion, integrity, honesty and power of expression are my
keywords. As much as I enjoy careful planning and artificial forms, I
consider my paintings as expositions of my feelings and moods. I am
strongly convinced that art is not just any activity - it is the most
important expression of sincere purity of body, soul and mind. One
should look at child drawings and paintings as the most pregnant
examples of art - their beauty lacks control and is filled with true
desire foe expression. In my art I try to combine and reconcile
strivings of the body and aspirations of the mind. This clash is the
birthplace of abstract expressionism.
My abstract pieces are inspired by urban landscapes. Their vibrant and
cruel beauty evokes and preserves nature's own power through a
fractured structure. Collage technique aids my explorations of the
different aspects of the struggle between natural and artificial. The
juxtaposition and multiplication of layers reflects the complexity of
these antagonistic processes and guides the viewer's attention towards
building a visual map of a constantly changing environment.
ANDREA'S NEXT EXHIBITION
May 9, Friday,
21 Bleecker St. (No Ho), NYC
Andrea Kostyal is among the artists at this
group art show
featuring an eclectic
mix of styles and mediums.
Free to the public.