Artist Gancarz

Master of Fine Art

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About me

I concentrate on historical methods of making paint and use found objects as paintbrushes.

I believe in using one monotone palette, namely handcrafted squid ink watercolour. The squid ink watercolour concentrates the mind solely on the art; colour is monotonous and fussy.
I walk and find objects that stand out to me. I create paintbrushes with them.

They generate energy and are visible through my artwork. I work auto responsively; I do not plan the paintings; The artwork is made in the moment.

I use minimal supplies to emulate prisoners of war. I make brushes with found objects. These consist of, but are not limited to, roadkill, broken branches, sheep's wool, found cow hoofs and my pets fur. I work exclusively with handmade squid ink watercolour with recipes from the past. The squid ink represents our evolution, as a squids development follows the same timeline as humans evolved. My practice shows the qualities of the unique materials through painting. I paint auto responsively; my art is spontaneous. The fluidity and shape emerge through the collaboration of the found objects.

Artwork on paper fifty centimetres by seventy centimetres. Painted in and made squid ink water colour.

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Studio shot of canvas artwork one and a half metres by one metre. Painted in and made squid ink water colour.

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Large artwork on canvas three metres by three metres. Painted in and made squid ink water colour.

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Exhibition with found items on show with handmade brushes

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Collection of hand make brushes and tools.

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Sheeps wool brush.

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Close up of squid ink water colour in use.

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Dog hair brush with twig handle and the unique makes the brush makes. Painted in and made squid ink water. colour.

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Found mummified crows head painting tool.

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Exhibition of work . Painted in and made squid ink water colour.

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