"The journey is as important as my destination"
American Artist and Sculpture
Stanford Slutsky (1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Artist and Sculptor
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 illusion to be central in my artwork.
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 pulsae in waves. It is a passion of painstaking, semi-scientific approach to painting and mixed media constructions based on the manipulation of optical devices, and which depend on subtle color gradations, systematic chromatic harmonic lines and shapes.
My "Art of Gastronomy " is an extention of my geometric optical illusion artwork.
I hope my work will stimulate and provoke a positive emotional reponse in the viewer's mind just like the magicians did when I was a child.
The mesmerizing exactitude of my earlier work bears no relation, either in theme or process, to my current artistic endeavors devoted to food. I am delighted with the path I am taking in this evolution. For me, it harkens back to 1957, when I was an ice cream man driving a Good Humor truck and selling different varieties of cold sweetness to children and families. My new sculptures embody the hope and optimism of that bygone and beloved decade.
Marlin Todd Slutsky Wrote: After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his Op Art and Geometric techniques, Abstract Expressionist extraordinaire Stanford Slutsky has now moved into new territory as he combines his love of art with one of his other passions……food. His latest creations are creative, colorful, playful and appetizing, yet calorie free.
They say his work is inimitable.
"CHOCOLATE ECLAIR" 22" H X 9" W X 3" D
The deep richness of a chocolate covering is a welcome gateway to the soft filling inside. A chocolate éclair is an indulgence, a diet-breaker worth having after a hard day or a luxurious four-course meal in a fine restaurant. It is a dessert associated with the finer things in life, enjoyed in places like outdoor cafes in Paris.