Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Varied / Professional Premium Member Craig WalkowiczMale/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
1 Week Premium Membership
Statistics 295 Deviations 161 Comments 4,729 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Favourites

“It can be useful to think of yourself as horse and rider. The horse is your emotions, which are impulsive and full of energy, but if left unrestrained will lead you to destruction. The rider is your mind, which provide discipline and focus, and can be used to steer yourself towards the achievement of your goals.” –Philosopher Pimp

deviantID

Crigger's Profile Picture
Crigger
Craig Walkowicz
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Craig C. Walkowicz
Artist Statement (written years ago, some things have changed)

Although technology has changed dramatically through the ages, basic core humanity has not as we still have the same basic needs and desires (food, friendship, sex, etc.) and questions (Who am I? How do I relate to the world I live in? What happens when I die?). In my art I provide the characters with, or as symbols, and give hints about their moods and actions, but leave the ultimate interpretation to the viewer. There are many aspects of the human condition that I am interested in, which has led to a wide range of subject matter that addresses things such as; gender relationships, voyeurism, child-like wonder, death, paradoxes, and self-identity.

My current work has been largely merging three different kinds of artistic styles; cartoon-like imagery, machine manipulated imagery, and traditional naturalistic rendering. Using alternative styles in the same piece allows me to challenge the viewer visually and symbolically in ways that I couldn’t do with one style alone. My explorations with different styles over the years have given me a huge variety of ways to express the idea of people, places, and things.

After getting the initial concept for a painting, then begins the time-consuming process of actually making the painting look like I want it to. Using photographs and drawings for references, I pre-plan my composition, manipulating and changing the various elements before transferring the final design to canvas. I like to achieve a balance of organic forms and mathematical geometry combined with idea of “less is more.” Often breaking down the figures and landscape into clearly differentiated fields of color and texture, I like to create spatial depth yet simultaneously contradict the space by compressing it into the two-dimensional picture plane. My paint qualities range from watercolor-like glazes to highly textured areas of flat color, and variations in between. The differences in the paint handling draw attention to the two-dimensional picture plane.

I strive to create work that lets the viewer interact with the piece by allowing them to create their own narrative by using the characters, symbols, and spaces provided, with the possibility of generating new and different narratives.
Interests

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconsenador:
senador Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave.
Reply
:iconcatpuck:
catpuck Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hi! wanna join my group called Anti-illuminati-01? anti-illuminati-01.deviantart.…
Reply
:icondratsab:
Hello to you
Reply
:iconcrigger:
Crigger Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Greetings.
Reply
:iconthergothon:
thergothon Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your support :-)
Reply
:iconeternaltwist:
Thank you Craig! :sun:
Reply
:iconmetal-goddess:
:iconwinterbranch-1plz::iconwinterbranch-2plz::iconwinterbranch-3plz::iconwinterbranch-4plz::iconwinterbranch-5plz::iconwinterbranch-1plz::iconwinterbranch-2plz::iconwinterbranch-3plz::iconwinterbranch-4plz::iconwinterbranch-5plz:
Free Avatar: The Faery Tree by FantasyStockWELCOME to :iconglory-of-nature: 's growing member list!! Free Avatar: The Faery Tree by FantasyStock
               :sun:THE GROUP is ALL about NATURE'S BEST!:sun:
Icon request - Smiling Sun by xXScarletButterflyXxSTART SUBMITTING all your nature pictures!!!Icon request - Smiling Sun by xXScarletButterflyXx
                            Submissions are UNLIMITED !!!
                       :sun:Thank you for JOINING us!:sun:
:iconwinterbranch-1plz::iconwinterbranch-2plz::iconwinterbranch-3plz::iconwinterbranch-4plz::iconwinterbranch-5plz::iconwinterbranch-1plz::iconwinterbranch-2plz::iconwinterbranch-3plz::iconwinterbranch-4plz::iconwinterbranch-5plz:
Reply
:iconedward-morte:
Edward-Morte Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite, mister Walkowicz =)
Reply
:iconmypeanutgallery:
Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic

WELCOME TO THINGS-OF-NATURE!
Reply
:iconluperkalia:
Luperkalia Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
¸¸.·´¯`☆ thanks so much for faving my artwork, it's always a great pleasure if someone supports me ~ i really appreciate it¸¸.·´¯`☆
Reply
Add a Comment: