Andrew Valko is a realist painter whose new series of works involves paintings within paintings, often billboards or drive-in screens of shots from old Hollywood thrillers which loom over darkened outdoor scenes. There is something mysterious imparted by these scenes, leaving the viewer feeling a little voyeuristic. Valko often works on wood, carving into it to create texture in order to reinforce the picture. A student of Japanese wood block printing, Valko uses printmaking techniques while working with acrylics.
Artist: Andrew Valko
Andrew Valko is showing at the Douglas Udell Gallery in Edmonton May 7 – 21.
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