William Stanisich Watercolors and other works presented by epoca Artist Statement: Why A Signature Style? by William Stanisich. I am drawn to specific light and idiosyncratic forms whenever I encounter them. A few years ago I had a recognition scene. I had been working to capture the light and inner forms of a number of places around the world. But what could be more idiosyncratic and inexhaustible than Land's End? [..] Two distinct series of Milos paintings are included in this website. I have been to Greece six times, never trying to recover antiquity but always seeking clarity and radiance. [..] I love to paint the Night. The first two series of watercolors in this website play with ambiguous spaces and veiled or insolent color, all at Night, which is itself ecstatic and sinister.
epoca presents San Francisco Artist, William Stanisich, Watercolors and other works "The world’s magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty, the beauty of speed." -- Filippo Marinetti In brilliant colors complemented by velvety blacks and the virginal white of untouched paper, William Stanisich’s nocturnal street scenes are a paradoxical combination of speed and utter stillness. In these virtuoso watercolors, every surface pictured, wet with rain, has been transformed into a vehicle for light.
The paintings themselves tell their story, of color applied and moved; of how an artist can take water, paper, and pigment and make moving pictures--in more than one sense of the word. Studying them, you can almost hear the sound of cars on wet pavement; of horns and engines, speeding away from you, into the night.