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Sculptural Assemblages: The Art Portfolio of Gary Eleinko

A sculptural assemblage featuring branches, stones, and other natural elementsRemnants, oil on wood, rock, branches

Gary Eleinko is a Detroit-based artist who works in a mixture of two and three-dimensional media, producing works that are as much paintings as they are constructed, sculptural assemblages


A painting of trees with a spring atmosphereSpring Awakening, oil on paper

 

I really enjoy the artist’s use of plants and floral motifs. There’s a lush, almost tropical atmosphere running throughout Gary’s prolific body of work, enforced by shades of deep green, accented with warm reds and oranges that speak of fresh fruit or exotic flowers. This is especially true of the artist’s most recent works on paper, which combine elements of painting and collage to build images that are equal parts narrative and abstract. 


A screen capture of Gary Eleinko's art portfolio websitewww.garyeleinko.com

 

Colour features prominently in Gary’s portfolio, regardless of the medium or specific series. In his painted constructions, Gary uses a combination of sculptural materials and found objects, sometimes using coats of paint to augment the natural hues of his materials. Archived painted constructions also showcase the artist’s affinity for clearly delineated, geometric planes of colour.


A sculptural assemblage alluding to the yin and yang symbolYin-Yang Pisces, oil on wood, hydrostone, rock, found pieces, epoxy


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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