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Kaelan Czajka

Medium: Acrylic, multi-media

Description:  Mid to large scale neo-expressionist multi-media paintings

The most fascinating part of painting to me, is the length of time somebody could spend on a single piece of art. In my own work I try to take advantage of every tool and technique at my disposal. The process of coming up with new ways to paint is just as much a creative process as developing a painting. I use a variety of dry and wet media, though I use acrylics most frequently. I use both practical approaches to painting, and more unique practices to achieve the textures I desire. I often use a standard set of brushes but I also will experiment with tools that I make or find, or I will “misuse” common tools to get more interesting textures. Stylistically I could be considered neo-expressionist, but I think that an artists style is so personal that it can’t be heavily categorized. Instead my style relies heavily on the process I enjoy, whether that be layering a section of a painting 100 times, playing with colors, or webbing lines together. My paintings are unique because the end product emerges from my personal artistic decisions and preferences, just as any person with the will to create. This past year I graduated from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. I’ve been drawing and painting for the entirety of my life, and attending the Academy made a huge difference in my work. The dramatic social change I experienced leaving public school to go to an art intensive magnet school shaped the art I make today. I will always reflect on how beneficial it was to be immersed in a community of like mind and creative people. I may not have been motivated so much by the academic process of art, but through those kids I feel as though I have been involved in a much larger community. I have personal projects both in painting and writing digital programs, and I hope to somewhat combine those processes soon. I work with a group called Dispersion, which organizes well put together diy concerts. I also apprentice at a tattoo shop, which through practicing everyday, has added an illustrative quality to my paintings. I approach all of these projects with a similar mindset, a mindset which has grown in me through painting, and I hope that shows in all of my art.

Kaelan Czajka

Medium: Acrylic, multi-media

Description:  Mid to large scale neo-expressionist multi-media paintings

The most fascinating part of painting to me, is the length of time somebody could spend on a single piece of art. In my own work I try to take advantage of every tool and technique at my disposal. The process of coming up with new ways to paint is just as much a creative process as developing a painting. I use a variety of dry and wet media, though I use acrylics most frequently. I use both practical approaches to painting, and more unique practices to achieve the textures I desire. I often use a standard set of brushes but I also will experiment with tools that I make or find, or I will “misuse” common tools to get more interesting textures. Stylistically I could be considered neo-expressionist, but I think that an artists style is so personal that it can’t be heavily categorized. Instead my style relies heavily on the process I enjoy, whether that be layering a section of a painting 100 times, playing with colors, or webbing lines together. My paintings are unique because the end product emerges from my personal artistic decisions and preferences, just as any person with the will to create. This past year I graduated from the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. I’ve been drawing and painting for the entirety of my life, and attending the Academy made a huge difference in my work. The dramatic social change I experienced leaving public school to go to an art intensive magnet school shaped the art I make today. I will always reflect on how beneficial it was to be immersed in a community of like mind and creative people. I may not have been motivated so much by the academic process of art, but through those kids I feel as though I have been involved in a much larger community. I have personal projects both in painting and writing digital programs, and I hope to somewhat combine those processes soon. I work with a group called Dispersion, which organizes well put together diy concerts. I also apprentice at a tattoo shop, which through practicing everyday, has added an illustrative quality to my paintings. I approach all of these projects with a similar mindset, a mindset which has grown in me through painting, and I hope that shows in all of my art.

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Email: kaczajka19@gmail.com

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