April Dusk

Lora Delestowicz-Wierzbowski, Artist

I make paintings and drawings. I focus on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space.

My paintings are often about contact, and observation: with the people I love, with the places, architecture and basic living elements that I know. Light, color, water, space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways. By contesting the division between the realm of memory and the realm of experience, I absorb the tradition of remembrance art into my work. This personal follow-up and revival of a past tradition is important to me as an act of meditation.

My works are aesthetically resilient, thematically interrelated material for memory and projection. The possible seems true and the truth exists, but it has many faces. By referencing romanticism, I create work which can be seen as a personal exorcism ritual. The symbolism of the imagery and the meaning behind the use of color is very important in my work. 

My work is often classified as part of the new romantic movement because of the desire for the local in the globalized world. However, this reference is not intentional, as this kind of art is part of the collective memory.