eljaiek art

artist statement

long·ing  (lôngng, lng-) n.

A strong persistent yearning or desire, especially one that cannot be fulfilled
as humans we all long for a connection, to be part of a whole. whether in friendship, romance or family, we are looking for a frequency that matches our own. in my paintings and mixed media pieces i find that connection invariably through words; lyrics or narratives that flow and weave themselves into images.  at other times it’s in a face that i can’t let go of and begs to be reproduced or better yet altered, to create an identity that is lurking beneath the one presented. i long to create images that capture a feeling, a passion, a moment. i use materials that allow me to be as detailed as possible when i want to and some that take me on their own journey.
take the ride with me –  it’s not always pretty, but it’s always interesting.
worlds within us – an homage

exhibitions:

  • the mARTket group show -sono arts festival, south norwalk ct. august 2011
  • “i’m just sayin” – spoken word/group show/live painting. brooklyn, ny. monthly 2010-2011/ongoing
  • live painting – xmental inc. port authority new york, ny august 2011
  • queens college – portraits exhibit, queens college, ny 2004
  • society of illustrators – new york, ny. “metamorphosis” – 1983
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One thought on “artist statement

  1. Christine Shaffer on said:

    Beautiful artist statement. Says it like it is! Excellent

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