Copyright Emilia Dubicki Art. All rights reserved. 2017
Lure and Hook, oil on canvas, 53"x 48" 2017
Unscheduled Departure, oil on canvas, 72"x 44" 2017
Fortune, oil on canvas, 46"x 46" 2017
Chinatown Revisited, oil on canvas, 20.5" x 18" 2017
Pink Lux, oil on canvas, 32"x 16" 2017
Year of the Rooster, oil on paper, 14"x 11.75" 2017
untitled, oil on paper, 9.5"x 9.5" 2017
I am always tying up and then deciding to depart.
Frank O’Hara, To the Harbormaster
For me painting is about asking questions, questions that can’t always be put into words and may not have immediate answers. Ultimately, the art has to be about seeking the truth. From empty canvases something emerges – another question, another painting. In the paintings there is calm and space to ruminate and other times more movement and energy. Each painting is a stop toward a greater destination and a negotiation between external and internal landscapes and visions. Sometimes the memory isn’t so clear as to what was or wasn’t there, what did or didn’t happen.
My recent paintings reference one another. I’m addressing what it is to be of a place that is real and imagined, a place whose weight is on the soul’s shoulders and can’t be shrugged off. The feeling is more gift than burden. The journey continues and leaving is returning.