2020 Fall Exhibition > Ava Hricisak

Late nights around 2 AM when everyone is sleeping, and the world is still, I pick up my brush and start. There’s something about night time that makes a person dive fully into themselves, spiritually, physically, and emotionally. The calmness of the tides and the light of the moon sparks my mind with ideas and images to construct a raw version of beauty. During this time, my mind floods with tranquil thoughts that pick at each of my senses, allowing me to fully know my own body.
As humans, many of our physical features tend to correlate with something out in the universe. I believe that someone’s energy and aura can affect one’s experience with art. I strive to create paintings that emit a positive energy and hope that my viewer’s will sense it. I construct my paintings with inspiration from different textured objects and the five senses. When creating, I try to include at least three senses in my work, as I appreciate when the viewer is immersed in all aspects of viewing. Mediums such as house paint, candle wax, and crushed glass are three mediums to use because each texture will be different. My key element to use when painting and constructing is heat. Heat can manipulate any surface that it touches which means that the outcome of each work will be unique. I want my audience to break that fourth wall and physically touch the textured paintings. I invite the audience in so that they can fully use all of their five senses without feeling restricted or confined in my space. When using acrylic and 3-D materials like encaustic and sand, I am able to produce a sense of realism and fantasy that makes the mind delve into the possibilities of attraction. Many people need the action of physical touch, so I tend to make that a main factor in my work to help them fully grasp my concept and create a memory that will last forever. To appreciate the visualization of what people adore and what they hate is important because it fuels my mind with future ideas and concepts.


Contact Information: avahricisak@gmail.com

Capricious
Candle Wax, House Paint, Clear Tar Gel on Canvas
18x24
2020
Cryptic
Acrylic, Candle Wax, Clear Tar Gel on Canvas
18x24
2019
Bunbury
Acrylic, House Paint, Matte Medium, Clear Tar Gel, Cardboard
11x11
2020
IV
Encaustic, Acrylic Collage on Canvas
10x10
2019
II
Encaustic, Acrylic Collage on Canvas
10x10
2019
III
Encaustic, Acrylic Collage on Canvas
10x10
2019
Foxy
Soft Pastels on Paper
25x15.5
2019
Ray of My Heart
Acrylic and Gold Leaf on Paper
18x24
2018
Supermarket Flowers
Acrylic and Collage on Paper
18x24
2018
Viper
Acrylic and Collage on Paper
38x38
2018