About The Artist
Bruce Rusiecki (1964, New York) makes paintings and drawings. In a search for new methods to ‘read the city’, Rusiecki often creates work using creative game tactics, but these are never permissive. Play is a serious matter: during the game, different rules apply than in everyday life and even everyday objects undergo transubstantiation.
His paintings are characterised by the use of everyday people in an atmosphere of middle class mentality in which recognition plays an important role. By taking daily life as subject matter while commenting on the everyday aesthetic of middle class values, he focuses on the idea of ‘public space’ and more specifically on spaces where anyone can do anything at any given moment: the non-private space, the non-privately owned space, space that is economically uninteresting. As momentary forms become frozen through diligent and repetitive practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the edges of our condition.
His works are often about contact with architecture and basic living elements. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways. Bruce Rusiecki currently lives and works in Austin, TX.
"I work in this medium because I love the challenge of it. I never know exactly what the final result will be. Finding design and color combinations that work well together, and then having them reveal surprising results is challenging, inspiring and just downright fun. I am constantly seeing new and inspiring designs in nature, in books, magazines, television, movies and my own imagination. I am passionate about what I do and committed to constantly exploring my passion.”
- Bruce Rusiecki