Gerard Di Falco

 

Member profile details

Membership level
Annual Membership
First name
Gerard
Last name
Di Falco
 

Contact Information

 

First Image

Image No.1
Caption No.1
Title""Chartres, North Window", Edition IV, Date: 2016
Description No.1
ZINC-PLATE ETCHING: Intaglio (Oil-based, French ink on STONEHENGE tan etching paper (UK); 16" x 12" (framed).
 

Second Image

Image No.2
Caption No.2
Title: The Moon, Rose, & Sorrow, Notre Dame Transept Window; Date-2016
Description No.2
ZINC-PLATE ETCHING: Intaglio, Chine colle (Oil-based inks on Rives BFK white paper(both French) & Thai mulberry bark paper overlay ; 20" x 16" (framed).
 

Third Image

Image No.3
Caption No.3
Title: Angel's Hierarchy Window, St. Oven Church, Rouen, France" Date: 2016
Description No.3
ZINC-PLATE ETCHING-Intaglio & Chine colle (Oil-based inks on Rives BFK white paper(both French) & Thai mulberry bark paper overlay ; 16"x12" (framed)
 

Arts data

Relation to Art
  • Artist
Arts Media
  • Painting
  • Print-making
  • Monoprints
  • Other
Arts Proficiency
Professional
Artist Statement
My work as a Master Printmaker includes many formats. I am currently working in monoprints and etchings that use the studio techniques of INTAGLIO, AQUATINT, DRYPOINT, & CHINE COLLE. I print all of my etchings by hand at The Center for Works on Paper in The Open Printmaking Studio, located at 705 Christian Street; this is a part of The Fleisher Art School, located on the 700 Block of Catharine Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

I create scene that delineate human accomplishment; these works are cerebral windows that exploit lines and dots in a geometric dance between shadow and open space. I orchestrate visual techniques with the mixing of media to compose hypnotically visual symphonies. History, archaeology, mysticism, gender, Architecture, folklore, spirituality, and mythology interest me and inspire my work.

My etchings narrate stories that allow viewers to glimpse into single moments and discern the splendor that resides within the most ordinary of realms. These works scrutinize situations and things that are frequently overlooked as a consequence of our narcissistic attachment to new technologies. Moreover, my etchings reveal scenes that most of us ignore in this brave new techno-genesis of scientific advancement . . . during our grandiloquent rush to the grave.

I frequently base my etching editions on photographs that I myself shot or from the Photographic Archives of libraries, historical societies, foundations, and universities. Many of my etchings act as windows, which enable viewers to pass through and . . . eventually . . . arrive at their imaginations. Even my use of multiple-etching plates to create one scene becomes a part of my “window” philosophy.

My work concerns uniting the lines and connections that represent the life’s universal roadmap . . . and the nexus with it that is a portal to what lies beyond life’s woven spider web.

My works can be purchased on-line at Saatchi Gallery at http://www.saatchionline.com/gerarddifalco
and at
Absolute Arts Dot Com:
http://www.absolutearts.com/gerarddifalco
 

Church data

Denomination
Episcopal
Diocese
Pennsylvania
Parish
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
Church Name
The Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral
 

Additional information

About
The LITURGICAL WORK that I create is contemporary in nature and includes CRUCIFIXIONS (painting); STATIONS OF THE CROSS (Etchings and Mixed media Assemblage); SPIRITUAL ENVIRONMENTS (spacial creations) and, ICONS (mixed media). These can be seen on my web sites:

http://www.saatchiart.com/gerarddifalco
or
http://www.absolutearts.com/gerarddifalco/

My phone number is 215-640-0765.



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