Detroit Art Press

 

Tim Gralewski

In my work I try to create a unique sense of color, form and composition. I find interest in the artistic representation and emotion of everyday life, occurrences and actions. I see my art as a reflection of contemporary life, focused on the positive and emotional impact of the viewer. The subject matter for my work comes from memories, thoughts and ideas that have affected and influenced my life. I hope to convey this in a universal way that is relatable to the viewers own experiences.

My work exists in the fine line between graphic design and fine art. I find inspiration in challenging what we normally consider art and design to be. I am drawn to printmaking for that very reason. It allows me to use the computer to create my work and also allows me a hands on application to make me more connected with the art.

I am influenced by artists who have also tried to bridge the gap between art and design. Specific influences range from Toulouse Lautrec to Andy Warhol to contemporary artists like Shepard Fairy, Barbara Kruger and Robert Williams. I also draw much inspiration from Robert Rauschenberg who continually crossed media lines in his work and was always questioning what art was and could be.

 

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