|Watch out - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas 30cm x 40cm.|
An Interview with Andre Schmucki.
Who and where are you from?
I'm born on January 31st, 1967. live and work in lucerne, switzerland. Received a b.f.a. in the 90s from HDK-Zurich and Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
How you got into this?
The interest for painting began early in my childhood. I was very fascinated about Vincent van Gogh’s art. In my early twenties, I studied visual design and illustration, but they didn’t make me feel much. After that, I decided to study art at the university. My desire to paint, respectively pictorially to understand the world we’re living in, is like a virus, which grows with necessity, and has become, and remained, part of my life
What is your driving force?
For me, art has to show the whole purpose, something new visually and mentally, because I think, at the moment, there isn’t hardly anything exciting. Repetitions. Then it will return to décor.
What kind of work you do and why?
The base is always a photograph. First, I reproduce a photo with the airbrush technique (photorealistic), and then switch to oil paints, glaze techniques, pointillism, or the spatula technique.
Tell us more about your thought process.
The painting's harbor a distinct hauntological methodology in which the representational image is mystified through layers of paint. Leaving the image distant and intriguing. It is commonly believed that the primary function of dreams is to psychologically balance and compensate for matters left unsettled during our waking hours. In the dream world, the censors of our mind dissipate and the material in our heads becomes fluid and nonlinear—our past memories, fears and desires all surface symbolically, revealing to us a deeper understanding of ourselves. Metaphorically, this is how I have come to understand my artwork. I see my art as a visual manifestations of my subconscious mind—images that bypass intellectualization to reveal authentic feeling.
Please share with us the one modern artist whose work you find Interesting and why?
Maurizio L’Altrella - very unique and a own language.
|Waiting for the flight 1 - 2016 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas - 100cm x 100cm.|
|Schwertfischfang - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas - 100cm x 120cm.|
|Waiting for the flight_8 - 2017 - André Schmucki oil on canvas - 100cm x 100cm.|
|The sky is crying - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm.|
|The usual run - 2017 - André Schmucki 100cm x 120cm - oil on canvas.|
|Waiting for the flight 7 - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas 100cm x 120cm.|
|Waiting for the flight_6 - 2017 - André Schmuckioil - on canvas 100cm x 120cm.|
|Virtual focus - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas - 100cm x 100cm.|
|At the decisive moment - 2016 - André Schmucki acrylic oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm.|
|Waiting for the flight_2 - André Schmucki - 2017 - oil on canvas - 100cm x 120cm.|
|He smiled as he passed - 2017 - André Schmucki oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm.|
|Waiting for the flight_3 - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas 30cm x 40cm.|
|Suspicious - the false king - 2017 - André Schmucki - oil on canvas - 120cm x 100cm.|
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Website :- http://www.andreschmucki.net
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