Stanford Slutsky is an American artist, born in Pittsburgh, PA where at a young age he unearthed clay and started to make sculptures. In High school Stanford won numerous awards in jewellery designing and art. He moved to Florida 31 years ago where he became a full time working and producing artist. Most recent solo exhibitions to mention a few are, Coral Springs Museum of Art, The Ft Lauderdale Art Institute, Nathan D. Rosen Museum, Ft Lauderdale Museum of Art, and many more.
Did you study art? If so, where?
No. I am proud to say I am a self-taught artist. Being a visual person you could say I studied in the world of nature.
Why do you like Op Art?
As a child, magicians and magic acts fascinated me. There was something about the illusions they created that captured my imagination. I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in my artwork.
How do you make your art? Do you use a computer?
No computer. I use any devise I can to sketch the idea that is on my mind. Being a self taught artist I create the thing out of my imagination and one piece leads me to another. When I am creating is when I am at peace and the happiest.
What’s the process for making one of your artworks?
My most recent body of work is of mixed media. After sketching my idea I then start cutting wooden dowels or medium density fiberboard to the length and shape I desire and then start mixing acrylic paints to apply. The paint is applied after much sanding and priming of the wood.
Any other art you like and other artists that inspire or have inspired you?
I am inspired by Victor Vasarely and Yaccov Agam, but I appreciate all forms of art.
How would you describe your art?
Today, all of my artwork creates the illusion of three-dimensionality and movement. I achieve these effects by juxtaposing hard-edged color patterns that disrupt the normal process of vision. Some shapes of color may seem to advance and then recede and others appear to pulsate in waves. It is a passionate and painstaking, semi-scientific approach to painting and mixed media constructions based on the manipulation of optical devices, and one which depends on subtle color gradations, systematic chromatic harmonic lines and shapes.
You can find out more about Stanford and see more of his art on his website stanfordslutsky.com.
Stanford is represented in Florida by Vertu Fine Art.
Vertu Fine Art
5250 Town Center Circle
Boca Raton, Florida 33486