I do not believe in formal artist statements. Art should speak for itself, and the artist should maintain a respectful distance and silence.
I work intuitively and compulsively, probably believing that there are archetypes that are shared among us all, but amenable to being expressed in one’s own individual style.
I have been doing digital paintings and drawings for the last 10 or so years. It is a good fit to my personality and nature, being able go forward, then back, then back and forward, and not having to worry about wasted canvas.
And digital work allows for sharing work with more than one person rather than just one person “owning” a painting.
Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and other journals. Edward is also a published poet.
This is his first feature on The Fictional Café.
Edward Michael Supranowicz’s digital art is an abstract mix of geometric and tribal patterns that blend and weave into bold and colorful designs. His art captivates the eye, allowing the mind of the viewer to form its own images from the subconscious–like a modern take on the classic Rorschach ink-blot. As I studied the artist’s collection, I could see faces and figures materialize within the swirling patterns. This interesting effect of pareidolia adds an almost meditative dimension to the aesthetically pleasing designs of Supranowicz.