Stanford Slutsky

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
Suite 128
Boca Raton, Florida 33486
Tel.561.368.4680
Email:gary@vertufineart.com
Webpage: vertufineart.com

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11 thoughts on “Stanford Slutsky

    • November 27, 2013 at 4:39 pm
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      Stan, you have the talent and I know the woman behind you with the brains….. You both deserve mucho credit………..Thanks for sharing your talent with the world……
      Love, Barb and Ron

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  • August 31, 2013 at 10:12 pm
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    Hi Stan,
    I have always admired and respected your art work. It just never matched my muted decor. Just writing to send you and Kathy and your family my very best always. We had a fun neighborhood all those years ago. I got a kick out of your orderly “grocery store” in your garage! Hope all your kids are doing well. I know you daughter had juvenile diabetes. My second husband (we met at The Cove many years ago) died from complications in 2001. Warmest regards!
    Bev Baran

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  • October 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm
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    I am so proud of you and know how talented you are Love, love your work. Lucky me. I get to enjoy your creations everyday of my life! xoxo

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  • November 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm
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    Dear Stan and Karhy,
    Love getting your artistic updates! I have two original Slutsky Jewish star pieces hanging in my condo which I enjoy daily. Congratulations on your well deserved success. Hope all is well with you and your family.
    Have a great holiday!
    Judy

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  • November 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm
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    Love! Love! your art work…..fits with any and all decor.
    My Honey, Austin hasn’t had a chance to appreciate the lovely
    piece I purchased. He was in California for one year and then
    his condo in Boca Raton was flooded and just recently renovated.
    (2 1/2 yr project).
    We’ll have to have you and Kathy come over to make sure we
    hang the artwork is just the right place. We’ll call in January.

    Have a wonderful, happy and healthy holiday season.
    Be Well,
    Dolly Trotto

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  • November 22, 2013 at 4:32 am
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    Very nice we,are now living in Florida around the corner from us,
    We will be finally moved in in sept.
    Shelly

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    • March 2, 2014 at 7:42 pm
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      Hi Shelly, Thank you for the reply and let us know when you move to Florida. We moved two years ago to the Grove and love it here. All of us are great and keeping busy.

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