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Meet the FF April Artist: Kyle Kuczma

Published: April 22, 2020

Name: Kyle Kuczma
Town: Dunmore
Medium(s): Acrylic paint
What got you into creating art? I attended a Sip N Paint event in 2015 and wanted to continue practicing at home. I wasn’t any good at painting things but found a love for abstract painting.

What work do you most enjoying doing? I mostly enjoy painting abstract/non-objective pieces, especially on larger canvases.

What’s your favorite artwork? I find abstracts the most enjoyable because of the limitless number of ways one can interpret a piece. Whether it’s a painting, a sculpture, or any other medium, I love how abstracts can also be more inviting to inspiring artists.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don’t create art for others. Create art for yourself and accept however others choose to perceive and receive it.

What inspires you? Casual things hidden in plain sight. I might drive by a house in Scranton and love the unique color palette of it and decide I want to put those colors together on a canvas. I also love the way a certain phrase or set of words might feel when put onto a canvas- they feel more powerful to me and so when I hear something meaningful, I want to find the right aesthetic to pair with it.

Favorite artists? Mark Rothko, Piet Mondrian, Franz Kline, and Scranton’s very own Christine Medley!

What do you enjoy about First Friday? Aside from the overwhelming support for art within our community, I also love how you’ll always see something new across every type of medium. It’s always inspiring to see so many great pieces of art. I also really enjoy how it draws out people to not only see the art, but patronize our local businesses, which is incredibly important.

Where do you see your art going in the next year? I want to continue expanding to galleries I haven’t shown at while exploring more works featuring socially-conscious messages. I enjoy using my art as an outlet of expression for not just how I’m feeling at the moment, but how I am feeling about a particular cause or stance.

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