name: Adam (Alcove)
surname: Andrearczyk
year of birth: 1977
country: Poland


Life and Death... by Alcove

Life and Death…
by Alcove


Q1: When did you start making art?
My first works were created on canvas approx. Twenty years ago.
At the same time my passion was photography.
Digital photography and graphic processing interested in ten years.

Q2: What does inspire you?
The inspiration is my painting, literature, music, the world around me and the woman as a form of excellent, which is part combining different motives.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I focus exclusively on electronic media.
I use ready-made materials or I create individual components by combining them together.

Depending on the effect you want to achieve, a mix of photography, graphics and digital painting.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I avoid the idea, I try to create a universal work to read.
Often arise under the spur of the moment, the creative impulse, inner need.
In the process of creating link opposite emotions, colors, states of consciousness, for example, fear and hope, life and death, darkness and light …
All of these items I put in the world with borderline sleep and waking.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
I do not have favorite colors. I listed the color strongly contrasting and contradictory in terms of temperature. I avoid pure colors, basic, too luminous.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Sometimes I miss hardware capabilities. Under the terms of technique I lack consistency in creating each feature. Subconsciously, however, I follow towards simpler, more emotionally expressive form. The ideal for me is the simplicity of the composition and expression as a form of communication.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
In the creative process attracts me most illustrative form. I gladly took up cooperation with the publishing house, which commissioned me to this kind of projects.
Currently working on the illustration of the character of the legends and stories of Slavic culture.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Alcove.
Too sensitive, head in the clouds, with his nose in the books …

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE is the essence of what I wrote earlier. I have a huge fondness of this work.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
Improved each element like framing, composition, use of light and color. But I would not change anything, because this work is the first step in a slowly growing awareness of creativity. It is therefore far from ideal, but it has enormous sentimental value.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Art is a way of life, an attempt to communicate the physical and spiritual, an attempt to identify and express their emotional states. It is an expression of the duality of human nature, an “alter ego” for the masks we use in everyday life.
Art issue a certificate to the times in which arises.

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