Artist and physicist Mark Filipkowski, makes a great addition to the Passaic studio by bringing great discussions and colorful still lifes to the team.
Visual expression has been and continues to be a way for me to organize my thoughts and feelings. Some of my earliest memories involve drawing as a means to investigate the world. Painting is a mature extension of my youthful efforts at understanding.
I find a great deal of serenity when painting. There is an absorption in process that feels very natural. That process seems quite effortless when a painting is going well. It is cliché but I feel as if I am in some sort of zone or focused mental state that is not accessible otherwise. I feel a tremendous rush when, through intense focus, I am able to develop form out of a multiplicity of initially independent marks, and when I make the right color choices to produce a rhythmic whole. It is that completed rhythm of color and of mark that seems to signal to me when a work is done.
Thus far my paintings have been representational, with a tip of the hat to the Fauvists. Currently, I am exploring using the vehicle of the still life. I am excited about the prospect of introducing more abstract elements into my work, influenced by, amongst others, Matisse, early Kandinsky, and Klee.
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Are you the same Mark Filipkowski that attended UConn and was supervised by Joseph Budnick? He would like to contact you if so. Enjoyed the art.