Joe Stavec – 10 Art Competition

Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 10 Art Competition

Joe Stavec – Walton Hills, OH

Art is not an end in itself. It is a method of creating awareness of the marvelous. Surrealist art reveals invisible secrets and exposes hidden surprises. Surrealism is based on a fascination with the strange and imaginary. Surrealist images evoke the possible, supplemented by desire and dream. There are treasures hidden in the human mind, an ability to bathe everyday reality in a magic light. The animal kingdom remains an enigmatic aspect in each of our lives and plays an important role in the symbolism of the unconscious. Surrealists recognize the illusory nature of rational thought and rebel against it. They hold the mysterious workings of the subconscious in high regard. Reality bows to imagination.

I am an American born in 1957. I paint images in oils and watercolors and ink. My artistic influences include Rene’ Magritte, Odilon Redon, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and Charles Burchfield. I am a 1980 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Lithography.

Title The Guardian Medium Oil on Canvas Size 36 x 36
Title
The Guardian
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Size
36 x 36
Title The Departure Medium Oil on Canvas Size 48 x 48
Title
The Departure
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Size
48 x 48
Title Along the Border of Dream Medium Oil on Canvas Size 36 x 48
Title
Along the Border of Dream
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Size
36 x 48
Title She awoke to find herself in a dream Medium Oil on Canvas Size 24 x 24
Title
She awoke to find herself in a dream
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Size
24 x 24

 

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