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Meet Vincent Pocsik

Today we’d like to introduce you to Vincent Pocsik.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My passion for art started at a very young age. I have always had the need to create, when I was young it was music and drawing. After this I studied architecture which to me is very much an art. All of these things combined with where I come from is what led me to sculpture and sculptural furniture. I grew up in a blue-collar family, so working with your hands was ingrained in me from a young age. I believe that the ability to create with your hands relies a lot on your ability to understand through the feeling that is coming from your hands. This is a connection to your brain and heart that I think can be nourished through generation and I was lucky enough to have this passed to me. I think the combination of my need to create and the knowledge of this naturally led me to sculpture.

Please tell us about your art.
I work with a lot of mediums and in different realms. Primarily though my works are either functional art aka sculptural furniture or pure sculpture. Also, I mostly work with wood which I have an on-going obsession with, but I also work with bronze, stone and resins.

Everything starts with an inspiration and inspiration for me is either from people or nature. I am obsessed with anatomy, trees, mountains and everything else born and unborn by our earth. I particularly like to see the similarities between these things, such as how a human arm can look like a tree branch and vice versa. In my work I try and stretch these ideas, so that the piece becomes alive as an abstract of several ideas rather than a direct response to one idea. I would like people to be able to take away this feeling from the work. The feeling of life, but not in a fully understood form. Instead life for life and special to each individual viewer, depending on the experiences they have had up to that point.

As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Success to me is to be able to operate freely. If you do not have freedom to create what you feel, then you are not really being an artist. Luckily this actually requires very little materially, but it does require a great deal emotionally.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
The easiest and fastest would be to go to Instagram, although I do think it’s hard to really see the piece. I have a show that is running still though at the A+D Museum in the arts district until November 25th where you can see several of my pieces in person. Also, I will be showing a couple of pieces at Scope in Miami in December with Gallery FF-1051.

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Image Credit:
Portrait and small stool with sculpture on it by Connie Ha. Bench held up by hands shot by Elena Kulikova. Others by Pep Williams and Maureen Keaveny.

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