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By 29 September 2012September 12th, 2019No Comments

By Daniel Ivankovac
Reception Saturday 29 September 7pm
On display from 24 September – until 5 October
I started painting seriously a couple of years ago. I could not find art to buy that I liked or could afford, so started  painting myself. I am self-taught, my work arises from constant experimentation. I prefer to work with acrylics on canvas but do experiment with other paints and mediums.

When I paint, I start with a basic idea and colour scheme and then see where the work will take me, many ideas seem to arise out of the moment, sort of a free form stream of consciousness. I love to paint since art seems to come from a non-rational part of the brain, it is many times driven by mood, listening to music as I paint also helps. Painting can be a great meditation, it can also be frustrating, the feeling of making a painting I love can be exhilarating.

I am influenced by pop art, psychedelic era posters, the design work of Verner Panton, 1960s and 1970s cinema, video games, old toys, and early electronic music. I have labelled my current work as Contemporary Psychedelic. I feel this best describes my art, new and original work with a bit of a mod feel to it.

Niagara Artists Centre is located on the ancestral lands of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples.

This territory is covered by the Upper Canada Treaties and is within the land protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum agreement