Piece description from the artist
This series of paintings uses color, form, and texture in a method akin to building. Bild is both German for “picture” and a play on words for how the paintings are constructed. Walter Gropius quipped in the formation of the Bauhaus manifesto that "The final goal of all artistic activity is architecture." My aim is to turn that around in a fractured, abstracted way, turning architecture into a purer form stripped of function. In each work the physical limitations and possibilities of the medium and materials are explored. The primary goal is to reference enough of the built environment to appear oddly familiar. Stripped of specific locations, architectural elements are conceptually used to reveal the versatility of paint as a material and exploit the limitations of pictorial surface.
Dustyn Bork is a printmaker / painter who often works in mixed media. He earned his MFA in printmaking from Indiana University Bloomington in 2002 and his BFA in printmaking from the University of Michigan in 1999. He works with cultural notions of pattern, color, and design.
Dustyn is currently Associate Professor of Art at Lyon College where he joined the faculty in 2010. His work has been shown regionally, nationally, and internationally in numerous juried printmaking exhibitions. He has participated in artist residencies at the Franz Masereel Centre in Kasterlee, Belgium and the MIRA in Martignano, Italy. He has won numerous awards including the Arkansas Arts Council Visual Arts Fellowship in Painting and purchase prizes at exhibitions such as the Delta National Small Prints and the Hunterdon Art Museum Annual Print.
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