William Janosco's paintings are about the beauty of
color, and how color and light can create an upbeat and magical
environment. His colors dance across richly textured surfaces,
and have a luxurious presence.
For William Janosco, painting is a highly personal and even emotional
endeavor. He has chosen not to paint the recognizable world around
us, but to work in a purely non-representational manner. Each
painting achieves a visual balance and rhythm which expresses
the artist's love of harmony and color.
Janosco paints in a direct, intuitive mode, without using pre-planned
drawings. He begins with a loose underpainting of thin colors
and shapes then allows the image to evolve and grow as he paints.
In this way, he reacts to each new color and texture, building
the image until the entire canvas achieves a visual balance which
he feels is "right".
His technique of combining metallic gold and silver paint with
heavily textured surfaces demonstrates masterful restraint. He
combines the best qualities of Mark Rothko's color field paintings,
and the energetic abstractions of Gerhard Richter. Janosco's
paintings are almost kinetic, glowing and revealing compositional
subtleties in different lighting conditions, and when viewed
from various angles. They are a visual treat.
William Janosco is a native of Pittsburgh, and received a BFA
from Carnegie Mellon University. His MFA in painting was earned
at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Now a Michigan
resident, he paints and lives along the shore of Lake Michigan,
while exhibiting throughout the nation. His works are in the
collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University
of Alabama, as well as numerous corporate and private collections.
William Janosco (foreground) with master printer Bruce Wood