Featured Artist | Robert Gorchov

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Robert Gorchov | Philadelphia, PA

Artist statement

Bob Gorchov

I’m a self-taught artist and have been drawing and painting for four decades. I’m interested in the process that creates a painting. Although it involves imagination, this process is affected by chance, so that when I begin a picture I have only a half-formed image of what the finished painting might look like. The completed piece only slightly resembles the image that I had in mind when I began it. I think of this as improvisation. Over the years that I’ve been painting, I’ve learned to trust the brush and the materials – to let them take the lead – and not to think too much about how it will end up . . . until I get to that end.

This is part of what makes painting interesting for me.

GIRL OK | Mixed media (acrylic, chalk, pencil) | 18 x 24 inches
GIRL OK | Mixed media (acrylic, chalk, pencil) | 18 x 24 inches
 the horse rider | Mixed media (acrylic, ink, water color, pencil) | 18 x 24 inches

the horse rider | Mixed media (acrylic, ink, water color, pencil) | 18 x 24 inches
face-off | Mixed media (acrylic, ink) | 16 x 20 inches
face-off | Mixed media (acrylic, ink) | 16 x 20 inches
woman with howling blue dog | Mixed media (acrylic, ink, water color) | 16 x 20 inches
woman with howling blue dog | Mixed media (acrylic, ink, water color) | 16 x 20 inches

 

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