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Frank Ozereko
updated: 06/13/2014
website: www.ozereko.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Five Vessels Study
Five Vessels Study
Five Vessels Study
Five Vessels Study
Five Vessels Study
Assemblies
Yellow Assembly
Purple Assembly
Imaginary Vase
Imaginary vase
Imaginary Vase
Imaginary vase
Imaginary vase
Imaginary Vase, Prism
Imaginary Vase, Prism
 
Portfolio Keywords:  collage, figurative, gestural, still life, fantasy, abstract, anatomy, architecture, craft, process
 
 
Five Vessels Study by Frank Ozereko
Five Vessels Study
ink, marker on paper
2014
26" x  20" 
Five Vessels Study by Frank Ozereko
Five Vessels Study
ink, marker on paper
2014
26" x  020" 
Five Vessels Study by Frank Ozereko
Five Vessels Study
Ink, marker on paper
2014
26" x  20" 
Five Vessels Study by Frank Ozereko
Five Vessels Study
ink, marker on paper
2014
26" x  20" 
Five Vessels Study by Frank Ozereko
Five Vessels Study
ink, marker on paper
2014
26" x  20" 
Assemblies by Frank Ozereko
Assemblies
paint chips, ink, marker
2014
26" x  20" 
Yellow Assembly by Frank Ozereko
Yellow Assembly
trace print, colored pencil
2014
84" x  84" 
Purple Assembly by Frank Ozereko
Purple Assembly
trace print, pencil
2014
6'" x  6'" 
Imaginary Vase by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary Vase
trace print, paint
2013
24 " x  17 " 
Imaginary vase by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary vase
Trace Print, paint
2013
24 " x  17 " 
Imaginary Vase by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary Vase
trace Print, paint
2013
24 " x  17 " 
Imaginary vase by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary vase
trace print, Paint
2013
24 " x  17 " 
Imaginary vase by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary vase
Trace Print, Paint
2013
24 " x  17 " 
Imaginary Vase, Prism by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary Vase, Prism
trace Print, Paint
2013
24 " x  18 " 
Imaginary Vase, Prism by Frank Ozereko
Imaginary Vase, Prism
trace print, Paint
2013
24 " x  20 " 

Artist Statement

 

I currently am using the technique of Trace Prints and Monotypes to create images of "Imaginary Vases".  Because I work in ceramics as well as drawing, I have a strong interest in Vessels and I focus on all of the implications of this theme from metaphor to utility.  This series, imaginary vases, allows me to create elaborate representations of vessels that would be difficult, if not impossible to construct in ceramics. The process and results have been very adventurous, imaginative and creative.  

By using the same plate to create variations of an initial image, I am able to create variation upon variation with the remants of inks and color.  The process is challenging and forces a great amount of invention and quick-thinking during the making of each piece. I incorporate a press for some part of the process as well as stencils, collage and gestural mark making.

 Each print in each series is unique.  Each series  has its own mood and personaility as well as its own references to particular historical, decorative or cultural subject matter.  The range of these references can be seen in some prints that suggest faded carpets, jewelry, architecture and even anthropomorphic poses and attitudes.  

The surfaces of the prints are richly textured and layered.  The contrasts between areas of impastos to smooth, thin layers of color are unique to each piece. Some look like bas-reliefs.

The process and the subject matter has been evolving for at least three years.  I find muself learning new information with each print . As I consolidate my techniques I find that this very simple printmaking technique   can mimic many other printmaking techniques in richness and effects. 

 

Artist Bio / CV

My favorite media are ceramics and watercolor. My work is influenced by too many  sources to list, but primitive and decorative art, the vast breadth and depth of world art history can be seen in any work I make. 

I have a long history of making art and have made too many different series of work to accurately represent on this site.  My most current interest are Teapots. All of my art interests find their way into each unique piece.

I have been an active artist for over thirty years. During my career I have been awarded a number of major gants such as the NEA, NEFA and Mass. Council grants.  I have exhibited work in many venues and am included in a number of museum collections such as the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA.  A recent teapot of mine was added to the Kamm collection.