Dal Hrk

Born in: 1957, Slovakia
Lives in: Buck Lake - Alberta, Canada
Describe your art in three words: Searching for truth.
Education: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava - Faculty of architecture and design (FAD)
Master degree Diploma
See More Work:  www.dalhrkgallery.com

OUT OF CIRCLE AT 15:16 - Acrylic, pencil and red chalk on canvas - 91.44 x 91.44 cm - 3000€

"When a light is carving a human face or body the wind is brushing my memories of what I adopted in the past. I can't resist marking that moment on paper or canvas."

What themes does your work involve?
My work is mostly about human stories and life. My compositions are usually adorned with symbols, animals, insects, flowers or any other objects. I employ a strict geometrical layout in my compositions embedded with storytelling of each piece of my art. This background net is a skeleton to complete an expression of my idea on canvas.
Describe your creative process.
I'm not working in a series even though some themes look the same. The new piece will be about an architect and his creation. I started to create a new work with sketches on paper and pencil. Painting or drawing tells you when it's done.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
My work is inspired by real people and their life situations. I interpret the human body in terms of well being, perseverance, energy and relaxation. I convey my version of subconscious and conscious reality. Inspiration comes from all over the place. I don't know why I make art.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Art is a very subjective element. When the art object resonates with your mind and soul, that's good art for me. Great art is a human discovery hidden in nature. When an art piece catches your attention without any rational definitions and you find something in it that moves you, That's a great art.
What is the role of the artist today?
Importance of enriching other people's lives. Art has always been the reflection of human perception. It applies to today's life as well.
LOST GLASSES - Acrylic, pencil and red chalk on canvas - 76.2w x 50.8h cm - 2000€
ROSE AND THE MOON - Acrylic, pencil and red chalk on canvas - 50.8w x 91.44h cm - 2000€
IN FRONT OF ORANGE - Acrylic, pencil and red chalk on canvas - 50.8w x 91.44h cm - 2000€
THIRST - Acrylic, pencil and red chalk on canvas - 91.44w x 50.8h cm - 2000€


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist