5 Year Anniversary Art Exhibition – Artist Portfolio Magazine
David Sheskin – Bethel, CT
I am a self-taught artist. Although I have been an artist for over 30 years, three years ago I “reinvented” myself and adopted an avant garde-cerebral approach to creating art, resulting in a unique collection of work I refer to as Artxt (which is the creative integration of art and text) — or alternatively as ART THAT SPEAKS. The goal of Artxt is to provide the viewer with an aesthetic experience that simultaneously communicates a novel message. My Artxt images (which must be read to be fully appreciated) are digitally created paintings/collages or are created through the used of mixed media (employing materials such as wood, ceramic tile, cork, paper, paint, and ink). Most of my Artxt images employ the format of a Scrabble board to provide a unique perspective on fairy tales, topical issues, and imaginative and/or humorous fictional subjects. Many of the my digital paintings/collages depict one or more people viewing an Artxt message displayed on the wall of a museum. All of the art I have created during the past three years can be found on my website artbydavidsheskin.weebly.com.