Illustrating the human condition: Boris Pelcer
The first step of creating a body of work is the formation of an idea behind the work. That includes researching, reading, self-reflecting and writing about a particular concept. If the work is for a client the main idea is given to me by the client. If the work is personal it requires a good deal of self-reflection, which can take time. I try not to define my concept to the degree which restricts my work from evolving into something unexpected. Once the overall idea is set, then I start collecting reference, sketching compositions and thinking about medium and colour use. As far as medium is concerned, I prefer graphite and acrylic. Such mediums often produce unexpected textures and compositional elements, which in my personal opinion improves the overall mood of my work.
Creativity is quite important to me. It is one of the main ways that I contemplate and attempt to better understand the enigmatic aspects of the human psyche and the human condition. Thus, my personal work is a visual record of my thoughts, moods and philosophical contemplations.
Boris Pelcer , Milwaukee, WI, USA