Logan Square Arts Festival Art Walk Featuring Artist William ZenisekPinot's Palette Logan Square hosting Illinois Pop Art Artist, William Zenisek, during the Logan Square Arts Festival Art Walk
A draw of the Logan Square Arts Festival is the Art Walk that spans Logan Square businesses & spaces along Milwaukee Avenue from The Monument to Diversey Avenue. Pinot's Palette Logan Square, a proud sponsor of one of the ten Live Art Murals being created over the weekend on the festival grounds surrounding the Illinois Centennial Monument in the heart of Logan Square, is also participating as a gallery in the Art Walk. We are fortunate to host Illinois Pop Art Artist, William Zenisek, and his acrylic and spray paint creations on canvas.
"An artist my whole life I began making art as a way for my mother to calm my hyperactivity. My mother discovered that I was at ease, creating my own little worlds with crayon or pencil or anything I could get my hands on. From those humble "practical" begins began a love affair with art in all it's forms.
Coming up in a lower middle class family "high art" wasn't something I was aware of most of my younger days. My imagination was fueled with more mainstream forms of entertainment television, movies and comics. My father would take our family on weekly movies excursions.There I'd watch the images that would come to fuel my young imagination. These early trips were extremely formative and influential on my development as an artist. I'd reproduce little drawings of the monsters I'd see on the the television or the big screen, you could say I was a "Pop" artist long before I would have understood the meaning of the word. As I grew older I did discover the "higher art" forms and was influenced heavily by the works of Chuck Close, Andy Warhol and Francis Bacon. Along with the early 50's and 60's comic book artists like Jack Kirby, Steve DItko, Gil Kane to name a few.
I work mostly in large scale. What I want to do with my work is to put viewers in a head space where they are asked a question visually and I want them to question the image, I want to invade the viewers head, put a thought there and let it grow. Mystery is an important element to my work. I want the viewer to bring their own experiences to the images. There is nothing l enjoy more that hearing what a piece of my art means to someone or what it makes them feel or think."
William Zenisek's art will be on display in the Blue Line Private Studio at Pinot's Palette Logan Square this Friday 5 - 10 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 12 pm - 10 pm. Pinot's Palette Logan Square is located at 2768 N. Milwaukee Ave, has a full bar and will also feature an open studio where everyone is invited to create their own 10X10 self-guided acrylic painting during the above open studio hours this weekend.