William W. Kirsch - Artists Statement
I paint and
draw in a variety of mediums including watercolor and oils. My large oil
paintings are abstractions of the real world, containing symbolic and
figurative references. I work from my subconscious and often begin a
painting by cleaning my palette then layering in new vibrant colors on the
canvas. The surfaces are worked, textured, and layered until figures and
My work is
allegorical and reflects a taste of nonsense, chaos, madness and dreams.
With a layer of alpha and an occasional theta wave thrown in, every painting
has a frequency of its own - colorful vibrations are visible, usable, soft,
natural and giving off prana.
inspired by the natural world around me, the human form, the light on water
outside my studio and the work of other artists; Gorky, Nolde, Chagall, de
Kooning, Matisse and Gauguin.
spent my life as an architect and in my painting I combine realistic and
imaginary elements. I find that I can marry my desire to give form with my
love of drawing. Although I paint from the subconscious finding appealing
images and composition mostly by accident is exciting. A breakthrough in my
painting occurs when it switches from what I am looking for to what I have