For my entire life I have been interested in art and design, as well as their history and development. Both famous and unknown artists have inspired me to begin on the path of creativity and to develop my skills. I use different popular techniques and have created many of my own as well.
Painting, sculpting or designing everyday objects - my work covers a wide range of art. I am always open to trying new things, and to discovering different means of expression.
I can also paint, sculpt or design objects according to your specifications and create individual artworks for your home or workplace.
ICE CREAM INSPIRES ARTIST’S EXHIBITION
Boynton Beach pop and three-dimensional artist Stanford Slutsky, known for his geometric and abstract pieces and now for his new giant-sized food themed realistic sculptures, is being honored for his “Op to Pop” exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum of Art.
The self-taught artist said he was inspired by a summer job driving a Good Humor ice cream truck in the mid-1950s. His sculptures of a Good Humor chocolate ice cream bar, realistic-looking frosted doughnuts, chocolate
chip cookies, a tray of sushi, a slice of watermelon with a bite taken out of it, and a bagel, lox and cream cheese, all look good enough to eat.
“When I was a child,” Slutsky said in a statement, “there was something about the illusions magicians created that captured my imagination.” “I want that same vivid sense of illusions to be central in all my artwork,” he said.
His current works of food are colorful, playful, appetizing and, as he joked, “calorie free.”
Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, and in 2016 his sculpture “Assorted Candy” won awards at The Armory in West Palm Beach, and exhibited at the Sundook Fine Art Galleries in Delray Beach, Fl.
Have a look around and maybe you will find something that fits your taste.
Stanford Slutsky’s evolution as an artist has led him to a larger-than-life exploration of food, one of our most basic needs. But not just any food has captured his fancy. Slutsky harnesses the innocence of youth in the form of various sweets. People of a certain age have fond memories of the ice cream and other sweet things. Slutsky's hyperrealism pop art food sculptures are larger than life. By enlarging the size of these snacks and desserts, the artist similarly enhances the viewer’s craving for them. If longing is a part of art, so be it.
By Candice Russell Art Critic
(1941, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) American 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.
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. Today my collectors get nostalgic when they see my art. My pop art hyperrealism of food sculptures embody the hope and optimism of that bygone ( Nostalgic) and beloved decades. Being a Pop Artist making sweet things and sculptures larger than life that are non fattening brings joy to my collector's.
My unique "Art of Gastronomy " pop art food sculptures are bigger than life an extension of my geometric optical illusion artwork. I hope my work will stimulate and provoke a positive emotional response in the viewer's mind just like the magicians did when I was a child.
After 30 years focusing on and perfecting his optical illusion and geometric Art techniques, Slutsky recalls when he was younger and drove a Good Humor Ice cream Truck in the summer of 1957 combining all his knowledge and his passion…sweet things and food that he creates giant size life like realistic sculptures.
Mr. Slutsky’s pieces are one of a kind larger than life food sculptures with the emphasis on sweet things.
Slutsky has exhibited in numerous venues and participated in many national and international competitions including Boca Raton Museum of Art 54th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition, (out of more than 1100 submissions by nearly 400 artists, he was one of less than 100 artists chosen to represent the best in Florida), Nominated to the Florida Arts Hall of Fame in 1993 and 2016 His “Assorted Candy” won award at The Amory West Palm Beach, Art in Public Places at the West Palm Beach Airport, the Rosen Museum Gallery, and Hortt 45 The Best Of South Florida, to mention a few. And an upcoming exhibit March 17, 2017 at The Coral Springs Museum of Art.
Creating Art is food for my soul and the stabilizer of my life. My passion for color ignites my inspiration allowing me to create images from my dreams that lead me on a journey of imagination. I dream while I am awake with no constraints to explore and try new things even if I get them wrong. There is much to gain from my journey as there is from reaching my destination. My passion also extends to taking photos, cooking, sharing and inspiring others to do the same thing.
I want to leave my footprint by creating intriguing abstract geometric optical illusions and multi-dimensional food sculpture items with and emphasis on sweet things.