Greg, please tell us something about yourself
I am a self-taught artist and have been creating art for about five years now. My style has evolved over time as my love for architecture and mid-century modern design has grown. Some of my biggest sources of inspiration are artists like Hilma af Klint and Agnes Pelton, as well as architects like Frank Lloyd Wright. I also try to find inspiration in observable conditions of everyday life. My work is my way of communicating to the viewer how I see the world around me.
What is your motivation behind your art?
I create abstract art because there is a level of satisfaction in having a fully formed creative idea in your head and then taking the steps to recreate it in a physical form. Finding inspiration in the world around me and then successfully translating that into my style is what motivates me.
How would you define your work?
My work explores a balance between architecture and mid-century modern design, creating minimal studies in color and shape composition. Upon moving to New York City in 2014, I was inspired by details found in my surroundings and travels. My work calls attention to beauty & intricacies otherwise unnoticed. The curve of a home in Santorini, the color of a storefront in Brooklyn, the sunlight through a window in Havana. I aim to assemble this beauty from forgotten corners and make it clear to the viewer what they may have missed something.
What are your objectives from an artistic point of view?
To continue to create work that I’m proud of, and expand my reach in different channels. Whether that’s paintings, digital work, design, or murals, I want to expand my portfolio with various platforms.
What is the most important aspect of being an artist?
It means to effectively communicate to yourself and others the unique ideas in your head. To illustrate what inspires and motivates you.
Greg Dzurita ★ Artist resume
My artwork is immersed in varying forms of modern design. My goal is to combine these forms and filter it through a love of mid-century modern art & architecture. Whether it’s an observable condition of everyday life, or a detail of something more obscure, these works are my way of communicating to the viewer how I see the world around me. You won’t find any names on my artwork as I want the observer to draw their own conclusions, create their own viewpoint, and find their own inspiration. New interpretations of my work are inherently unique to each and every viewer. Hearing and discussing these interpretations is one of the most rewarding things about creating my work.
Thank you, Greg.