“What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artist Pat Zalisko

Artist Statement

Disappearing Lines

This series is a visual language describing the expanse of the exterior world and our place in it. The art speaks to our need to breathe and occupy space: to delineate, fill and clear it out to make room for more space. The gestures of painting, collage and drawing that define the art are prompted by literature, lyrics, the daily news, poetry – in short, the written word — processed over and over on a continuous loop in my head. Cues are varied: Dylan or Saltz; Petty & The Heartbreakers, Ware & Cabin Ten; or the BBC, R&B.

Rhythms and frequencies are caught on the surfaces in the process of dissolving, veiled or unearthed with occasional breakthroughs of the shapes or marks that they leave behind. The literal and visual combine on one plain, creating new terrain.

View work by Pat Zalisko among the jury selected artists in “What is Abstract Art TODAY?” ’20/21 Juried Artists Virtual Exhibit Space 1 (VES1) below

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