The paintings of Stanko...
Mike Stanko finds inspiration in the
world around him. He loves using references and imagery from popular
culture. Mike is well aware that one of the basic roles of art
is to serve as a mirror of its time by portraying society in condensed
form. His transformation of the source image typically includes
reducing the color palette to saturated primaries, eliminating
incidental details, heightening contrasts and emphasizing the
pictorial imagery. Stanko takes a stand between reality and artificially
high art and mass culture, abstraction and figuration, and the
manual and mechanical - to reveal their interdependence.
Mike Stanko makes paintings like giant
musical chords, with a polyphony or colors that are nuts but work.
Like Thelonious Monk or Stravinsky.
- Kevin Larkin
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Stanko at : mstankoart@gmail