Hal Katz Studio

Biography Paintings Mandalas Showings

As I never had any classes or teachers, I had to teach myself how to draw and paint. I was determined to become proficient at this task and produce work that was not derivative and was beautiful to look at. I started to learn the craft by doing realistic pen and ink drawings. That was followed by a period of drawing mandalas. I thought it would be interesting to have each drawing contain two interconnected mandalas; one that could be seen in daylight and the other that could only be seen in the dark. I spent five years on this project which honed my ability to draw and learn about material.

As this proved to be a very niche endeavor, I decided to expand and draw abstract and non-representational art. This evolved into adding high tech inks and acrylics to my work. Graphite and gouache are also used to add specific effects. This work, I call “Playing With Light”, also took several years to develop. My goal was to produce work that interacted with the viewer while also being beautiful. I believe my current work meets these objectives. These paintings change as the viewer changes the angle of viewing. They also change as the light it reflects changes. Some are phosphorescent and become visible when the lights¬†dim.

I believe that if the last thing you see before going to sleep is art, your dreams will be sweeter.

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E-Mail: Hal.Katz@gmail.com

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