Edward Michael Supranowicz
3 Questions for Edward
What was your process for creating this work?
I have been doing digital paintings for the last ten years or so. I work intuitively and change directions often, so digital is a good format for me. When I used canvas, I spent a lot of money on canvas I had to pitch because the colors got muddy. And digital work allows for sharing work with more than one person rather than just one person “owning” a painting.
GIMP is the program I use now, since it is free source.
What is the significance of the form/genre you chose for this work?
My paintings are somewhat abstract and somewhat surreal. I believe nothing is what it seems and appearance is not reality. And I have never felt the human form was sacrosanct. What do emotions really look like?
What is the significance of this work to you?
These pieces are a mix of disappointment and longing, disillusion and hope, innocence and experience, the child that clings to idealism and love and the adult who fights cynicism and despair.
Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and other journals. Edward is also a published poet.