Artist Michael Usyk
Michael Usyk: Painter & Sculptor
"Over the past several years, my paintings have more or less taken a similar format: horizontal spans divide the picture plane into varying strata, each filled with different blocks of color containing flurries of free-floating strokes, dots, lines, and sometimes text. These elements breed a rhythm within pre-established limits, achieving a visual tension and presentation. The 'everyday materials' of paper and canvas—along with a mixture of tempera, pigment, and alkyd resins—are suited to these unorthodox strategies."