Mishcka’s Art Statement
“I had been a realist from the beginning, but now I paint abstract expressionist art, mostly in acrylic. I got tired of painting the surface of things and I wanted to express myself on a deeper level. In 2007 I discovered Josh Goldberg, a master, and studied with him. I haven’t looked back.
Painting for me is a process. If I can relinquish my hold on the outcome of the painting it feels like it paints itself. When I can accomplish that the result often surprises me by reflecting an inner state of which I was not conscious, but upon reflection depicts a truth. It answers the questions I didn’t know I asked.
My abstract expressionist inspirations through the years have been, among others: Odilon Redon, Arthur Dove, Howard Hodgkin, and Josh Goldberg.
Also inspirational is the ancient Buddhist song called The Seven Thunderbolt Phrases. My favorite is the 5th phrase which translates as:
The phenomenal universe radiates as the fringe of luminous experience
I think that is the state in which great art is created.”