"Art is not the imitation of life, but life is the imitation of a transcendent principal with which art can put us back in communication."
-Antoin Artaud (1896-1946)
My art appears as a journal of personally illustrated characters and symbols guided by intuition. These signs are often the depictions of
monsters, machines, nature, home, and self. They evolve and branch from each other like the roots from a tree. The product is a live recording depicting the outward path of a single human spirit. I embrace the coincidence and its endless overlapping of metaphorical connections associated with my reality.
Greg Giegucz is a New Orleans artist living and working in the Warehouse District.
Questions & Answers
Describe your art in three words.
Invasive. Sublime. Displaced.
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work.
I like to draw in front of St. Louis Cathedral. It's full of energy.
Describe your creative process. Are there any rituals or rites of passage you exercise before you begin a new piece.
I repeatedly use the same line and dot to generate images. I feel not unlike a geographer measuring out a topographical map.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Who are your artistic influences or gurus?
Peter Voulkos (ceramics), Pieter Bruegel (painting), Albrecht Dürer (printmaking).
In New Orleans, art and music go hand in hand. What type of music, band or song lyric best describes your work.
Where can we find you when you are not creating art?
I don't venture far from the New Orleans School of Glassworks & Printmaking Studio. When I need a break from New Orleans, I spend time in Bay Saint Louis.
What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year
Springtime in New Orleans.
What is something people don’t know about you? A fun fact.
I teach ceramics.
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Where You Can Find My Work
All works listed online are available to be viewed at Where Y’Art Gallery by appointment.
New Orleans Glassworks & Printmaking Studio - 727 Magazine Street - New Orleans, La
HALL-BARNETT GALLERY · 237 Chartres St · New Orleans, La.