Anton Psak

Abstract and pictorial paintings

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Anton Psak artist paintings
Anton Psak artist

The source of the inspiration for my paintings can be referred to as ‘autobiographical narrative’; it provides the foundation of characteristic intense feelings and allows me to determine its relation to sensory driven experience. Therefore, the conceptualization of my studio practice is informed by psychoanalytical thinking, reflecting mainly on the collective unconscious and its symbols.

Within my work, I am carefully considering the influence of social cognitive network on the very individual ‘mind’. The choice of oil as a medium, which predominates in my practice, is conditional to its historical context, social expectation and the illusionary impossibility of challenging this. I use a combination of wet-on-wet and glazing techniques, which allow me to layer my memories and be in control of letting-in the viewer.

The illusion of appearance - or rather the ‘semblance’ of content - is the main theme of my work, and that hopefully makes my paintings a carrier of certain psychological qualities.

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