The Imaginary Wine Cellar

 

The Imaginary Wine Cellar of David Mishkin  

 

1961-2011 Fifty years of creation  

 

The Imaginary Wine Cellar was an extensive solo exposition celebrating the artistic Jubilee of the American visual artist and Francophile David Mishkin. His artistic passions are sequentially revealed: drawings, monotypes, collages, geometric and abstract creations.A journey through time and media.  

David Mishkin’s artistic creations in corks and with champagne or wine labels, are contemporary, yet avant garde. He diverts corks, familiar objects of every day life, from their first use to artistic destinies determined by their colors or textures. The detail and accuracy of his work, a Cartesian space use, characterize his realizations.

 

The Imaginary Wine Cellar serves not as a demonstration of geometric design prowess, but, rather, it is the artist's abstractions that open within us surprising bursts of wonder, cheerfulness, even gaiety.

 

The Exhibition

 

 

 

 

 

 David Mishkin:

 

Journey of a poet in color and shape 

 

Works 1961 - 2000  

 

 

His first exhibition of art dedicated to children was presented in 1961 at Columbia University, New York.  The artist, inspired by animals, created sculptures, freehand drawings and animal collages (1961-1969). 

 

He also engaged in the female nude studies(1964-1969).  

 

Gradually, geometric abstraction wins artistic expression (1970-1979) expressed often in monotypes (1980-1989).  

 

During his travels (1989-2000), the artist sketches:  small drawings in pen, pencil or chalk.  

 

Works 2001 - 2011 

 

Cork Art 

 

Familiar objects, corks from bottles of wine and champagne are diverted from their initial use, according to their colors, textures to be offered an artistic destiny. 

 

 

Works 2001 - 2011 

 

Pictorial Art 

 

Pigment images (giclée prints), in limited editions of eight, are created from the monumental collages of David Mishkin to form his pictorial art.  From an original exact photograph of his work, a digital image is created and reworked to present an abstract form of optical art. 

 

These variable geometric impressions can be extended out to infinity, thus affecting the perception of them. Such geometric accuracies are tasty, as a great wine at its peak, capturing us with surprise and even notes of gaiety.    

 

 

Works 2001 - 2011 

 

Designs   

 

 

Each drawing is created from a pattern present in one of his collages, Unretouched it is enlarged by repetition, rotation and inversion.  

 

David Mishkin's more figurative drawings recover our bearings. They become building interiors, ready for creation and installation without refitting.

 

The compression elements and visual decompression resulting create a game and a rhythm.  Declinable to infinity on canvas, drawings help to dress indoors (floors, walls, ceilings). They adapt to any surface, straight, curved or angular while retaining their original line.   

 

 

 

Click on a photo that appears in large format, then move to the next photo in full screen using the arrow in the margins.

The Imaginary Wine Cellar in Images

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