Wednesday 20th Oct – Friday 29th Oct @12pm – 6pm
Felix Zaska : ‘Atlantis’ Raw Art, Painting and Sculpture Exhibition
Cast onto the shores of Ireland from Bavaria at the age of 15, attended Boarding School and graduated from TCD. Now living and working as an artist and art photographer in Westport on Clew Bay, having moved from the Irish Sea to the Wild Atlantic. Professional background includes over 2 decades of studio and location photography in Germany and Ireland. Also lectured photography and studied Oceanography due to his interest in Clew Bay and the Atlantic – which is reflected in the ‘Atlantis’ theme.
Since my Millennium Art photography Exhibition “Countdown to Eternity” in Jan/Feb 2000 at the Guinness Hopstore, Dublin, (http://felixzaska.com/hopstore/countdown to eternity ) the main focus has been working on visual ‘Raw Art’ projects in Mixed Media, Painting, Sculpture and Art Photography.
” As a commercial / advertising photographer my main focus was on creating more spectacular looking images for clients….now I am focused on the message / communication inherent in a specific work or series of art. Unconnected to social media platforms, my self-styled genre could be described as ‘Apocalyptic Raw Art’ ….a reflection on our existence in the context of time, space time, eternity and the relativity concept that …’ Time is an Illusion ’(Albert Einstein) “
Many of the exhibited sculptures are in ‘white’ representing light – reducing form to minimalist structures, highlighted by shadows. This creative concept originally derives from black and white photography and studying snow landscapes after new snowfalls in Bavaria.
In this Westival exhibition there are 3 series of Artworks on display :
I. ‘E = mc² : Odyssey to Eternity’ – “Time is an Illusion” ….Relativity and Spacetime
II. ’Atlantis’ : Explores how the future may view us (and Westport) as part of another lost‘Atlantis’ civilisation.