Collection: Dave Weindorf
A FEW THINGS ABOUT THE ARTIST
1. What do you do when you’re not making art? (Day job etc...).
I mess around with antiques for auctions, and I scrap metal too. I’m slowly working on clearing out my back building so I can build an art studio in it.
2. Why do you make art?
Because I want to bring the past into the present. History has been a passion of mine since childhood and I read all kinds of stuff including about art, guitars, civilizations, wars - you name it. I might have become a history teacher if I hadn’t had ADD!
3. What inspires you?
I’m inspired by history and music - I’m trying to create like Led Zeppelin or Jimi Hendrix and leave a great mark for the ages. And finding my birth parents, brother and sisters and reconnecting with them
4. What/who are your influences?
I’ve been influenced by lots of artists. I would say Picasso, Dali, Miro, Kandinsky, Klee and Chagall are strong contenders! I love the movement and vibrancy in their works. I strive to do the same, but with an emphasis on lines and symbols on top of layered backgrounds. I like how Miro takes shapes and backgrounds and gives it a playful look. He’s serious about his art, but it can be playful at times, which makes the painting more exciting to me. With Dali, I love the surrealism. You can see through the work, you can see the object through the invisible layer and with the backgrounds whether it’s people or landscapes it looks very out of this world. What I love about Picasso is the constant evolution in his paintings, collages and sculptures! He was always striving to come up with something new and exciting. My desire to achieve a style that nobody’s done before was inspired by Picasso’s search for the same. What I like about Klee’s work is his use of line work, architecture, and complex backgrounds and how his art comes into one energy and force.
5. If you could meet anyone dead or alive who would it be?
I’d pick Picasso because he’s a major influence on my works. That’s not fair, it should be three: Picasso, Miro and Dali!