My Portfolio has an aesthetic appreciation for the artful landscape as well as an artist’s eye for the essential nude. The artist has the responsibility to acquire the educated eye in the academic tradition. This is not to emphasize a scopophilic pretense, however. The drawing, painting or photographing of the landscape, whether of the land or of the figure, is to strive for the truth within the subject. The truth that the artist looks for is, I believe, the beauty in all that can be seen. The search for truth transcends that which is contained in the artist. I draw, paint and photograph my subjects not as an observer; rather, these images are essential or basic in form and design. In creating essential images, I do not wish to reinvent those images. Rather, it is always to one’s benefit to learn from the history of others and study the classical modes of design and composition as it pertains to the greatest masters of art. One does not look to contemporary practitioners of the art but to the great masters of painting and drawing. Capturing the light, the photographer defines that light in all its nuances; a daunting task even for the likes of Rafael and Degas! The painters of light are our ultimate definers unmatched in their composition of subject and technique. My portfolio shows that while, in art, everything has already been done; nevertheless, it has not been done my way.
Kochansky was trained in the academic traditions of painting and drawing. Graduating from the Brooks Institute of Photography with a Masters of Science Degree In Photography, Kochansky has bridged the traditional methods of artist’s workshops of the Renaissance with the contemporary science of digital technology. The aesthetic of this portfolio seeks to provide a polemic of fine art creation that employs the best of all materials in fine art printing, painting, photography and publishing. The dialectic of creative art in all its forms takes the position of simple creativity. Inspiring, elegance in its execution and compositionally challenging, these images are presented in a portfolio of poetic quality. The frankly constructed images as well as the elaborate paintings are presented here for the viewer in minimalist oeuvres without discrete categories. The viewers are left to their own interpretations of the images.
Kochansky is the author of the Crime of Cuba: A Photographic Journey. He has been represented by the Amsterdam-Whitney Gallery in New York City, the most beautiful gallery in Chelsea; now relocated to Albuquerque, the jewel of the Southwest!
New York Institute of Photography
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
University of Southern California, Masters
of Science in Education
Brooks Institute of Photography, Masters
of Science in Photography
in association with the University of
California at Santa Barbara
in association with Professor
Maurizio Seracini, a diagnostician of
Italian art, an alumnus of the University of
California at San Diego;
Diagnostic Center for Cultural
Heritage in Florence, Italy. (Da Vinci
New York Art Students League, Drawing and Painting
Stanford University, Poetics
with the following individuals (this is called Name Dropping):
Ralph Gibson, Photography
Edward Hirsch, Poetry
Jon Cone, Amazing Printer in Vermont
Bruce Barnbaum from the Rocky Mountain
School of Photography,
Burban at the Art Students League, New York
John Lovett, an amazing watercoulorist
Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor
Teddy Draper, Jr. from Navajoland, and,
Gale Bennett from Giverny, France
New York City
Last represented by the Amsterdam-Whitney
Gallery, New York City
Published in the Art Acquisitor, New York Was represented by and created work at the New Grounds Workshop of Albuquerque. Currently, dividing my working time between Albuquerque and Venice, Italy...
Author, Digital Art Workflow published by Xlibris.com
awards to include the Silver Medal from the International Library of Photography.
Author, The Crime of Cuba: A Photographic Journey, Available now at Amazon.com
423 Walter St SE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Follow us on Instagram @atelierluciagallery and
Facebook at AtelierLuciaGallery@iCloud.com
We are expanding and, as such, have moved into a beautiful, Queen Anne style Victorian era home in the same neighborhood. The galleries are larger, and the atmosphere will take you back to the late 1800's and early 1900's!
I have been accepted into the Doctoral Program at the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts. This is a great honor and I look forward to the polemic of the Artist-Philosopher! These studies will take me to places such as Istanbul, Berlin and New York to further my artistic reach!
Because Atelier Lucia is a working studio, we are open by appointment only. Call us and we will be happy to show you our art! Come hear the whisper of the Muse!