Spontaneous Realism by VOKA
The Austrian artist Voka coined the term Spontaneous Realism
to describe the dynamic creative process of his representational paintings. The explosive colors and energetic brushwork in his paintings describe familiar images in an utterly personal manner. Voka’s hyper-kinetic style and joyous optimism predominate all of his works whether presenting a street scene in Vienna, New York, Miami, or an iconic portrait of Marilyn, Hendrix, Chaplin or Picasso.
“I am ever in search of the perfect painting but always hoping not to find it, because it is the search I love so much,” Voka, internationally renowned artist. “Every painting is an impulsive challenge that starts with a first idea and ends with the final brush stroke, and each brush stroke decides over victory or defeat.”
Voka’s career began with the study of the old masters, working in traditional, classical oil painting techniques. This gave him the skills and knowledge to create these monumentally sized acrylic works full of improvisational strokes, dabs, blocks and jabs. The overall feeling is like a flurry of notes in a guitar solo that never lose touch of the melody.