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Dirk Dzimirsky
updated: 01/11/2011
website: www.dzimirsky.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
dimensions
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Glad to be back from Paris
Amalgam
Dawn
Trinity
Drawn Face III
Drawn Face V
Drawn Face VI
Drawn Face VIII
Drawn Face VII
Black Noise
 
Portfolio Keywords:  portraiture, figurative, identity, anatomy, psychological, narrative, illustration, conceptual, erotic, gender/sexuality
 
 
Glad to be back from Paris by Dirk Dzimirsky
Glad to be back from Paris
Charcoal on canvas
2009
40" x  40" 
Amalgam by Dirk Dzimirsky
Amalgam
graphite on paper, heightened with white
2010
17" x  25" 
Dawn by Dirk Dzimirsky
Dawn
charcoal on canvas
2009
40" x  56" 
Trinity by Dirk Dzimirsky
Trinity
Charcoal on canvas
2009
40" x  40" 
Drawn Face III by Dirk Dzimirsky
Drawn Face III
graphite on paper
2007
16" x  24" 
Drawn Face V by Dirk Dzimirsky
Drawn Face V
graphite on paper
2008
18" x  25" 
Drawn Face VI by Dirk Dzimirsky
Drawn Face VI
graphite on paper
2009
16" x  21" 
Drawn Face VIII by Dirk Dzimirsky
Drawn Face VIII
colored pencil on paper
2009
17" x  23" 
Drawn Face VII by Dirk Dzimirsky
Drawn Face VII
graphite on paper, heightened with white
2008
20" x  19" 
Black Noise by Dirk Dzimirsky
Black Noise
graphite and oil on paper
2009
24" x  31" 

Artist Statement

Unlike the media and their artificial conception of beauty that does not only hide the true person but also destroys it by removing every sign of what makes us human, I want to capture and describe a persons precence and specific inner self. Similar to what a detailed writer might employ in their analysis of an individual, I portray not only the physical attributes, but more importantly the subjects inner presence of life. It's not too obvious as my work appears most detailed, but I understand my approach as both representational and lyrical, using marks like words and textured areas like paragraphs. All parts of a whole, telling a story about a human being.

I choose drawing over painting as this allows me to create many layers over layers of lines and dots which react to each other in order to create a vibrant texture with directions and movement. This approach enables the finished work to be viewed more by the "senses" as opposed to the standard visual observation of a photo. Personally, I view the practice of drawing as reminiscent of scratching on a surface to observe what's hidden underneath, where as the nature of painting projects more the inverse, covering and hiding details and forms that might have contributed to a sensuality of a work.

Artist Bio / CV

Born 1969

 Self-taught

 

Exhibitions

2010 - Aqua Art Miami, USA (C. Emerson Fine Arts)

2010 - In Your Face, Blackheath Gallery, London

2010 - Heroworship, C. Emerson Fine Arts, St Petersburg, USA

2010 - Early Summer 2010, Blackheath Gallery, London

2009 - Tiefen schärfen, Kunstsalon, Bocholt (Solo Exhibition)

2009 - Faces, Figures & Fragments, Galerie Beletage, Bocholt (Solo Exhibition)

 

Some Bibliography

Poets/Artists #23, 2010

Pittsburgh Post Gazette (USA), "The Power of Portraits", by Mark Roth

Tampa Bay Times, Aug. 2010 (USA), Heroworship Exhibition review

Interview, Bluecanvas Magazine #3, pp. 14-23, 2010

John A. Parks, "How Photos and Photorealism Can Be Freeing", Fall issue, 2009,
pp. 44-53, cover illustration.