Joe Ganech: Liberated Surrealism
Fast or slow… riding in the back seat of the mind of artist Joe Ganech leaves us wondering what far distance realm of his imagination he is driving us to... a destination of hope, excitement, loss or strength. A land of contrasts between the harsh realities of life, balanced against the softness of a forgotten dream, stirring our souls with endless interpretations of a limitless mind.
"I am an artist living in Brussels, Belgium. My style is influenced by instructional graphics, surrealism, abstract and the look of vintage movies of the 1970s. I am interested in the combination of a purely functional illustration style with an emotional scene."
LANDSCAPE and CITYSCAPE
CONTEMPORARY and SURREALISM
ANGELS and MORE
BALLET and MORE
Visual Artist from the Brussels area of Belgium, Joe Ganech has allowed us an insight into his life and creative devotions. We have decided to share his answers completely unedited, to preserve the artist’s integrity, and to prevent loss of any feeling or expression in translation.
Hello Joe! I am so excited to learn more about your amazing work! I find it absolutely fascinating. We look forward to learning about you! How long have you been painting and has your style changed over time?
I realize my digital creations for soon 3 years.
For me create is a real pleasure, it is almost a meditation I need of create as I need to eat or to drink. I realize generally 1 creation a day, it helps me a lot to progress technically but especially to develop this artistic fiber which is vital to express himself and share our feelings.
Yes absolutely my style changes very often, I even need to change very often. I do not like staying on a style. I like exploring to discover new horizons artistic.
Sometimes it is puzzling for those who like my cityscape and who the next day see a surrealist portrait. I like taking risks, never stagnating, still going towards another path and moving forward. The artistic habits are dangerous. I think that to evolve it is necessary to question quite in daytime and watch the art with eyes amazing of a child.
Every days is a new challenge, a new creation, a new hope to share with the others. Never to be satisfied by his own work is keys of the progress. When I would be completely satisfied with one of my creations then it will mean that I would have artistically died. Every days is a revival.
How large are most of your paintings, and are your creations for sale?
My creation are creation digitals I can realize several dimensions at my printer.
Yes I sell certain of my creations original. I also realize creations from photos of portrait which people send me. Results is to personalize, me tries to know the hobbies of people to return the order unique, artistic and very close to people. I also sell my creations numbered and to sign.
What mediums do you use, and how long does it take for you to finish a painting?
I use essentially software of creations as Photoshop, Illustrator etc...
It really depends; sometimes it can take myself 5 hours and sometimes days. For my orders it take me days but for the rest generally it take me between 5 and 10 working hours
You have a beautiful way of tying spirituality into your pieces. Where do you get the inspiration for your work?
This question is certainly the most difficult because I do not know how to give you an answer rational.
As I said it the creative world is for me a kind of meditation, when I says it, it is the connection which occurs with I do not know which or who. I am conscious that it looks like a mystic which expresses itself but nevertheless it is really the sensation which I have. I connect with something who overtakes me completely. I do not try to ask(raise) myself too many questions on this subject because it is so better, I take it as a present. I am only the instrument of this element which helps me has to share with the others this vision.
When I work I never know which direction I set. It is always this " small voice " which tells me " make as this " or " make it " and I make it... Here is I sincerely have no other explanation to be given. It is very difficult to explain. I think that I am me even somebody spiritual and that it opens doors with universes which asks me to express me. I am not more spiritual than the others but me tries humbly to listen to these small voices which speaks to me and of guiding my work in the directions which they give to me. I know it can seem blizzard ...
What kinds of subjects do you like to research?
I really have no subject favorite, I like exploring everything and trying. I believe that the intensity of the creation is upper to the subject. I can make 10 different creations with the same reference image, The reference image will not change but the intensity will change on 10 creations. Everything is finally only question of energy and intensity.
Do you have a “Dream Project” or a special goal set for the future?
The first one who comes to me it is that tone articles is to appreciate by your readers and that I can share my humble opinion on the art with them thanks to you.
I think that I would like one day be exposed in an art gallery to share my vision.
I would adore illustrating a book, a cover of record, or a film poster.
And I would want to meet others nobody as you who are generous and love the artists sincerely.
Are there other artists in your family?
No I am the only one
What themes do you go for?
I do not still know. I never know, I do not plan. I let come.
Do you have any other interests or talents you would like to share with us?
I like listening to some music; I think that creates with a music to adapt to the creation helps me a lot. For example if a cityscape creates I like listening to of the jazz (I am not specially a fan of jazz but this music style contributes to the realization of cityscape) if I make a more surrealist creation I like listening to Pink Floyd, background music. I also like very much the cinema.
What jobs have you done other than being an artist?
I have to work of long years in a luxury hotel. What is fantastic it is that to see you the whole world in a hotel, all the nationalities are to represent there. You have the planet in front of your eyes every days.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
The secret of the success it is to work, to work and to work!
Are the originals for sale? Where can we go to purchase your artwork?
Yes my creations original are for sale, for original works I like speaking with people
via email; Joeganech1@gmail.com
or by Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ganech.joe
You also can find my creations on my shop HERE
I thank you very much for the opportunity you give me to express myself and share my work with your readers Amy .
Thank you Joe! Such a pleasure it is to explore your world!
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