We are very pleased to announce the new exhibit in our gallery featuring the work of painter Nicholas Kozak. The show opens today and runs through July 24th. An artist reception will be held this Friday, June 11th, from 6pm-8pm. We hope to see you there!
Nicholas Kozak is an alumni of UMass Dartmouth in Art Education with a concentration in painting. He paints from his studio at home in Westport, MA. Westport is his hometown and he has lived there most of his life. In an area where landscape and maritime scenes dominate galleries, he mainly paints genre painting (figurative combined with still-life). Though his work is realism, he paints in an abstract frame of mind, focusing on arrangements of shapes and colors, where composition is the ultimate goal over narrative.
My art is considered genre painting. More specifically, petit genre; a term referring to ordinary people and things in everyday life. It is not the subject matter that interests me most, but how these people and objects relate to each other and share the space around them. I enjoy painting the figure and still-life, but what I love the most is painting the shapes and colors that become those figures and still-life. While realist in nature, my work is the end result of this abstract process.