Exploring the Round | Andres Vosu

Exploring the Round - Andres Vosu

April 19 – May 7, 2023

Artist Talk: Sunday, April 30, 2 pm

Artist Present:
Saturdays: April 22, 29, May 6: 1 – 5:30 pm
Sundays: April 23, 30, May 7: 1 – 5:30 pm

Exploring the Round is a collection of work mostly of images depicting bullseyes, suns and planets, vinyl recordings platters, spirals, sculptural circles and even a cage underwater. In these works, my process mostly stays true to keeping image content within the circle’s circumference.  Whether depicting the geometric acrobatics of circles within circles or creating a mosaic circle out of flag pins, my process is unique to each work. Media used include acrylic paint, graphite, water-soluble crayons and pencils, redaction ink rollers, deconstructed wicker baskets and flag pins.

For me, the circle is utilitarian as well as an attractive symbolic form. Its visible or invisible circumference has become a much more preferred container, than the rectangle or the square. Its form is the creative impulse that has always inspired me.

The works are presented either on square, rectangular or round wooden panels, sheets of Washi papers or Cold Pressed Art paper, mylar, corrugated cardboard or foam core.

Andres Vosu was born in 1957 in Montreal, Canada. Andres is a Toronto-based artist and member of Propeller Art Gallery since 2008. His work uses visual elements such as figures, objects, symbols and icons. 

My earliest recollection for my love of making handmade creations dates back to kindergarten. I built a truck out of toilet paper rolls and a tissue box. Also,  during the show and tell, I willfully misrepresented my stuffed alligator as the quarry of my uncle, a fictional great hunter. A white lie, a prop and an audience, started my career in storytelling. 

Today, as an artist, I still love to create things and tell stories. I mix media. Using collage, matte medium image transfer, paint, crayon and pencil, I  attempt to integrate craft and content with every stroke, rip and line. Also, past flirtation with film and writing influences my use of text and scene creation. 

I create to have a voice. My art is a sounding board used in reaction to the good, bad and intolerable imposed upon me by the inner and the outer worlds, in which I live. The process of creation gives me refuge so that I can decompress from the stresses of life. Creating art is a journey of my own making, and the passion for creating sustains me through all other journeys.

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