Studio visit with Eric Starosielski

Eric Starosielski's studio
Eric Starosielski’s studio
Eric working on a new price in front of Angkor Wat, Late After Sunset, a back lit sandblasted image on bronze mirror
Eric working on a new price in front of Angkor Wat, Late After Sunset, a back lit sandblasted image on bronze mirror.

What is your background in the arts and how did you end up in NYC?

I was always making things as a child. I would take anything apart and put it back together to learn how things were made and worked. I also learned that I could communicate human emotions though making sculpture easier than by using speech… I found a voice in making sculpture. This lead me to Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where I received a BA in Fine Art and found myself working for several inventors in the Boston / Cambridge area after  university. I came to NYC to pursue the woman I was dating at the time (now my wife, Amita Starosielski) who took a new position in NYC 2009. New York has such incredible motion and my work is full of motion, so it is a perfect location for me to develop my ongoing series Constant Motion.

Echoing Clarity study, Diffusion imaging scans sandblasted onto the back of bronze mirror
Echoing Clarity study, Diffusion imaging scans sandblasted onto the back of bronze mirror.

Your process?

I like to get out into the world and observe the silent interaction of the human race. Acting as a designer, artist, electrician, photographer, and architect, I capture images of this motion and make collages of these interactions into back lit duratrans. Then I insert these duratrans in illuminated five feet long glass cylinders that rotate.  These machines are complex, costly and intricate to fabricate, working with glass, stainless steel, electricity, cold cathode lighting and photography to pull all this off.

Artist Eric Starosielski
Artist Eric Starosielski

What project are you currently working on and do you have any exhibitions coming up?

I’m working on a series called Constant Motion, kinetic sculptures, that isolates the moments of intersection that we all pass through as we are off getting to our next location of significance. At times disregarding what is next to us, as we are focused on getting to our destination…and once we arrive, thoughts may pass on how we may have missed something that would make the end worth reaching. I’m incredibly fortunate to have my wife, Amita, at my end. Yet I still see the disconnect in many around me and continue to speak for the silent. I’m looking to display these works in a public space where the audience can see themselves in the work and perhaps think they should grab and kiss the person next to them!

Eric Starosielski’s work can be found at Judith Charles Gallery.

http://www.starosielski.com

 

Interview and photogrpahy by Jamie Martinez

Artist Eric Starosielski photo by Max Noy
Artist Eric Starosielski at his opening photo by Max Noy
Starosielski's artwork has been showcased in the windows of Barney New York.
Starosielski’s artwork has been showcased in the windows of Barney New York.
One of these pieces from the Constant Motion series, is in the corporate collection of Phillip Lim 3.0. This work here is titled Intersection.
One of these pieces from the Constant Motion series, is in the corporate collection of Phillip Lim 3.0. This work here is titled Intersection.
Storyboard of how Eric sandblasters images / alphabet characters onto glass.
Storyboard of how Eric sandblasters images / alphabet characters onto glass.
Mika pigments used in oil glass transfer painting's an early bony of work. Next to transformer used in an ongoing project Thermal Comfort Device.
Mika pigments used in oil glass transfer painting’s an early body of work.
Next to transformer used in an ongoing project Thermal Comfort Device.

http://thermalcomfortdevice.tumblr.com (To see more of the Thermal Comfort Device)

Hand cut, ground, and polished glass lens characters of the sanskrit alphabet, before sandblasting.
Hand cut, ground, and polished glass lens characters of the sanskrit alphabet, before sandblasting.

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Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez

Jamie Martinez is the founder and publisher of ARTE FUSE contemporary art platform. Jamie is an artist that uses triangulation which is the formation of or division into triangles. His process involves constructing, deconstructing and fragmenting images, data, and information geometrically into triangulated segments whether it’s in painting, sculpture, video, AR/VR or conceptual work. He studied at the International Fine Arts College, Fashion Institute of Technology and the Art Students League. Follow him @TRIANGULISM (instagram and twitter)

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