Kevin Ghiglione, a Saskatchewan born and now Toronto-based painter, brings decades of experience creating art to his encaustic painting, a medium dating back to the 5th century BC.
For the artist, encaustic painting entails more than just applying pigmented wax to a hard surface. His paintings are abstract construction projects, “buildings” of many dimensions and layers on which he uses composition, colour, and texture. His works merge the additive process of painting with the subtractive process of sculpture.
Reveals Ghiglione, “While I often contemplate each stroke before applying the wax, the process is usually an automatic reaction. Composition and colour decisions emanate from my subconscious — a total of all my learned reactions in my artistic evolution”.