Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Studio Visit, Vasa Mihich

Last week I had the opportunity to visit the studio of renowned artist Vasa.  Vasa is a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the department of Design Media Arts. His work is about his love of abstraction, color, form, shading and pattern.  
His studio is designed to accommodate the technology required for his work. It's huge. Here he researches, creates and makes all of his art.  Vasa maybe best known for his luminous prism sculptures. For more than thirty years, his work has continuously evolved and changed as he has explored the absorption and reflection of pure light. I didn't know this at the time but his work is based on simple Euclidean shapes - the triangle, square, circle and rectangle.  His laminated acrylic forms are composed of layered filters of colored planes that vary according to the source and placement of ambient light. Vasa is an internationally known sculptor whose creative work explores the three dimensional interactions of light and color. 
While at this studio he talked about the past few years and how he has been concentrating on painting.  His storage space was filled with works he's done over the past 4 years, researching and discovering new ways to demonstrate how light, shade and patterns can shift constantly to create new abstract forms.  he is very pleased with the success of his current venture into painting.  He's never stopped painting while concentrating on sculpting acrylic forms.  It was a wonderful opportunity to see this longtime visual artists work in his environment.  It's was truly a pleasure.

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