Tom Szewc: Artist Statement.
I am a translator, binding charcoal and paper to decipher some meaning in the form of a drawing. Drawing is a way to consider the how and what to translate and re-translate. Employed by the dialogue I osculate between the fact of the medium and the fact of the form. This system generates the subsequent event, painting.
Painting is poetry, an idea in the form of color with its’ own needs. Paint will exert itself in the translation precipitated by drawing not photography. Considering color as its’ own sensation necessitates disposing with reportage and divining your own illumination.
My passion favors observation, intuition, imagination, knowledge, cause and effect, trial and error and to be true to my vision.