the space inside
I caught up with Todd Kosharek the other day. He has been working on a couple of new paper crane paintings, including this one, entitled, “Heritage.” (Click on the image to see it at full scale.)
The painting features an image of Todd’s art history book collection, which he refers to as his personal church.
“Art is feeling connected to something like a song or a painting, with no idea as to why that is what you feel connected to. The world is filled with viewers of art. The Mona Lisa does not matter if nobody looks at it. It matters because people feel the need to run through the Louvre to get to see the Mona Lisa. Partly because the painting is famous and iconic, and partly because it draws people in so they can, hopefully, feel the same thing from the painting. Art is not something you hang on your wall to fill space but is instead something that has fulfilled a space in you. You must have it to see regularly to feel that connection, so you hang it on your wall.” – Todd Kosharek
Todd has an intense affinity to Scandinavian artists, particularly Edvard Munch. One of his favorite Munch paintings is “Red House and Spruces,” posted below. “I return to this painting almost monthly,” Kosharek said. ” It is a late-period painting, and there is something about the four trees that I just love. It is quiet at the point of breaking.”