These artists have not been seen in America, so we introduce them to you here. For more information on any of the works of these artists, please contact us.
Allan Winkler’s talents flow from a deep and winding river source, whose branches seem to have no limit. Besides cutting paper and metal images, he is a ceramic sculptor, a painter, a quilt maker, a clothes designer, a batik artist. He has played drums for jazz groups and rock-and-roll bands, acted in plays, made prize-winning films and videotapes, taught art in college, written articles and lengthy literary journals. The only skill at which Winkler does not seem to excel is at mowing the lawn. If you saw Winkler’s lawn you would know what I mean.
Lou Guerin's beautifully crafted leatherware and jewelry is a sophisticated blend of his master tradesman's skills, his artistry and the exotic cultures in which he has lived and worked.
My work evolved from what nature offers us, fossils, shells, raw stones and textures. These are what inspire each piece. The process is extremely personal to me. I love texture and color and I invite the viewer to touch, experience and embrace the feeling and energy of each piece. My pieces choose you. They come to life as the discerning customer tries it on. My jewelry craves attention and gets it.
My work is influenced by the traditional ancient art of ceramics. My introduction to the art of antiquity came from the museums. I have studied and been influenced by the characteristics of ancient pottery from past to present. What I try to do, and believe I am successful at, is to avoid copy and imitation creating my own personal style based on these antique traditions.
In the realm of my own personal creative process, I have no earth shattering statement to make. I do not have any highly intellectualised reason for doing what I do, in fact, the whole process seems to bypass my intellect altogether. I do what I do because of a nameless urge to venerate what I perceive as life affirming sentiments. Perhaps if you scratched a little bit deeper you may find that this urge comes from the juxtaposition of life and death in my own life. Life when juxtaposed to death is vibrant and it is the small things that speak volumes. Life, death and love are all that matters really.