Anton Vitkovskiy - Creator of Tribal Expressionism
Anton is a creator of a new art style called Tribal Expressionism.
Tribal Expressionism is a style and movement in art, especially in painting, in which prehistoric and tribal visual elements,ornaments and symbols are combined with expressionism aesthetic.
International artist Anton Vitkovskiy have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in art collectives and galleries around the world, including Art Fair Salon International d'art Contemporain Art fare (Art3F) in Luxemburg, solo Exhibition at La Domaine Capelongue in France,exhibits at Tribeca Art Factory and Unruly Collective in NYC and group exhibitions in Tokyo Japan.Although most of Anton’s time is spent in his studio in Bushwick Brooklyn creating new art pieces.
Over 400 works of art are in private collections in almost all US states, Canada, Mexico, Israel, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, Belarus, Haiti, South Africa, Russian Federation and Japan.
Artist Statement of Anton Vitkovskiy:
I want to start by saying that art is everywhere, in every tiny bits of the universe. We are saturated with art without knowing it. It is my purpose as an artist to uncover it like an archeologist trying to dig out ancient relic to expose it for the eyes if the public.
Last eight years of my life I was a full time artist, every single day since then I was followed by a really strong urge to act and to make art non stop. If I do not do it , I feel like my existence as a human is wasted. I feel excruciatingly powerful force is guiding me and flowing through my veins, this force sells my paintings, gives me shelter and food as long as I continue making. Act of art is essential to my well being and to my psychological and physical health. Otherwise I will go insane if I do not continue making.
I start every time with multiple blank canvases, I work on many pieces (the bigger the better), at the time, expressing most of the ideas that are on my mind. Simultaneously I grasp as many topics as I can. All of the surfaces mentioned above are being merged into one single message: I exist and project a RAW desire to live and to depict. Something that prehistoric humans had inside of them when they were painting the walls of their caves. Like a stream of pure energy that is unpolluted by any sort of indoctrination. Without the virus of hype and commercialization.This way I can operate with metaphysical subjects and not rely on the preconceived traditional traits of a visual representation.
My recent paintings and sculptures were oriented on the tremendous amount of detail any subject has. Inside of every tiny bit of life or matter gassilions of meanings are present that provide unending amounts of interest and inspiration.Anything is art it's just a question of singling it out. During the act of making, connection to the source is instant.
My desicion making technique is based on the fact I collaborate with nature before creating a piece. Many times I would walk on my future canvases for month so that the cloth would absorb my painting progress acassionaly drips of paint would land on it and other things that might fall onto the dropcloth during paint. Then I stretch it onto a wall and look for the patterns that nature gave me already, this way each of my paintings would have a soul right from the start. Nature is my guide and my mentor. I try to follow it's patterns from the natural folds and spots to the max, getting rid of some things or adding to the preformed creases. I research prehistoric and ancient art to look for clues. At the same time even if the shapes look acceptable I prefer to destroy at least two initial ideas and on top of their visual rubbles from the previous forms create what's really been hiding inside of any surface that im facing.My life is dedicated to art making as long as I live and breathe.It is my ultimate meaning. Everything else falls secondary.