Fine Art by Ray Zovar
I’ve always been an artist and have been fascinated with and worked in three dimensional art. I loved the dioramas at the Milwaukee, WI Museum, which was my urban playground as a kid. Although it never came to be, I imagined I would work there as an adult, making them.
At 21, my first commission was a life size hammered bronze wall sculpture that still hangs in a church in West Allis, WI. The majority of my work over the next 30 years was acrylic and oil paintings with strong 3-D elements, and free-standing sculpture.
I created mosaics for over thirteen years and have been fascinated with the depth of color and texture. There are endless uses of materials to obtain a variety of transformations within this medium. I’ve fused glass, imbedded metals, cut marble and granite to create fountains, sculptures and furniture.
Now I’ve revived my painting interest, creating depth of texture and details that appear to glow from within. The mix of paint, sculpting medium and glazes forces me to view color in a whole new way. I’ve found a balance between sparkle and vapidity, excitement and calm. My abstract compositions tend to reflect my interest in color, line, form, and movement.
I would like to believe my art will transcend time and each generation will see something new and relevant to their own era, a style that will look as fresh tomorrow as it does today.
Any well-developed composition should provoke the viewer’s attention, have relevance, provide a sense of correlation or involvement and, if it cannot do any of that, it should at least make you smile.