Wayne MazurekWayne Mazurek’s art is guided by his passions. Intensely interested in cars, space travel, boats- indeed in all forms of transportation, as well as in urban planning and medieval times, he creates artwork that is almost exclusively devoted to these topics.It’s also his passion that drives him to research his art so diligently. He attends the auto show every year, as well as frequenting the local dealerships. He never misses any television offering on one of his pet subjects, and is constantly at the library finding new books that might stimulate his own imaginings.
Fast and capable of creating easily perceived details, permanent markers are his medium of choice. His style is straight forward and lucid, the better to show off the “concepts” that each of his depictions represent. And make no mistake, each of Wayne’s pieces begins with a concept. When talking about his creations Wayne uses sentences that begin with phrases like, “What if there was a car that could. . .” or, “No one’s ever seen a ship with. . .“ He then proceeds to point out a dozen details in his current work that you might otherwise have missed, and which really do represent a breakthrough in car design, or urban planning, or whatever Wayne had bent his thoughts towards that day.
Many times Wayne will present one of his concept vehicles alone, in silhouette on a white background. This often suffices for his purposes. But Wayne is also capable of creating complex scenes and narratives which support the inevitable depiction of the cars, trucks and space vehicles which populate these scenes. It is easy for a viewer to get lost inside of these works, with their inexhaustible supply of details and their fascinating interplay of shapes and colors.
Wayne has been known to let his talent for building narrative foundations for his art spill over into his life. He has designed and assembled a suit of armor and intricate, medieval looking weapons which he sometimes wears to the art studio, where he will calmly sit down, without making or expecting any reference to his attire, and create art. He doesn’t need to be wearing his armor in order to sign his works “Sir Wayne”, however.
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