- A life in Art
2nd - 15th February 2023
KEY FOCUS...COMPOSITIONAL DYNAMICS..
i.e. "Arrangement of selected visual elements to produce a unified whole".
I select, combine, modify & arrange basic visual elements
-- line, shape, colour, space, plane, tone + form & surface.
To these I introduce more complex dynamic visual elements
-- position, direction, scale, rhythm, weight, balance.
Each of my pieces of work has a unique combination of visual elements
-- containing an inner structure or framework....as well as involving interlocking and/or overlapping dynamics.
The aim is to produce 2D & 3D compositions where the interrelationships of the "parts" lead to different variations of unified whole.
The viewer can become aware of, and respond to, how their brain & eyes move into/across/through/around each composition.
This helps to read/understand and interpret (like language) each outcome, and its parts, as well as its impact on the viewer and their senses.
I work on several pieces at the same time - in groups and series - within a range of themes and variations...(like music)...
Each piece has meaning/significance and demonstrates the essence of my inner/outer personality.
Teaching and producing 2D & 3D Art & Design (influenced by Bauhaus/UK Basic Design Movement)
...Painting/Printing/Sculpture/Ceramics for over 50 years.
Conrad J. S. Herszenhorn.
1951 - 1969
Stafford. Parents Russian/Polish Jewish Holocaust survivors.
1969 - 1973
Hammersmith College of Art (Foundation)
Worcester College of Education (Teacher Training)
1973 - 2006
Teaching Basic Design influenced 2D/3D Art & Design curriculum.
West Midlands Inner City Multi Ethnic Comprehensive Schools as well as in Adult Education.
2006 - Present
Retired - to focus on Personal development through Art & Design.