The Portfolio Of Julian Wysocki
Ceramics



Artist Statement

paintings

My landscapes are dream-like utopian visions of the distant past or a more peaceful future, less burdened than the modern world. They often start off as random marks on the paper and find their own structure. I see it as an almost magical process, like finding images in clouds or landscapes in textures on walls. Meditating on the painting, I see what emerges from it; and as the sculptor sees the finished work in a chunk of marble, the painting makes itself evident.

In nature, rocks, mountains, water and vegetation interact and are layered one upon the other to create a landscape. I work with paint in the same way. My paintings incorporate the use of the airbrush and paintbrushes to build up the scene with layers of colour.

ceramics

When working with clay I don't begin a piece with a pre-conceived notion of what the finished piece will look like. Rather, I let the piece develop naturally throughout the process of creation. I enjoy adding a lot of details so that there is always something new to discover. At present I am exploring houses with a fun and quirky construction. My aim is to pass on the enjoyment I have in making these curious dwellings. All my pieces are fired at a high temperature (stoneware) in an electric kiln.



About Me

I was born and raised in the picturesque valleys of Wales. From a young age I have been drawn to two things, nature and art; and spent countless hours walking the mountains and woodlands of Wales. This love of nature is reflected in my work. I studied art and graphic design at Kingston University in London, England, where I earned a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design. I now live in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland.


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Paintings