Michael F. Kondel
I work with the mechanics of an image. My trade as a fine art printer has enhanced my ability to see in color separations and layers of graphic shape. I resource a blue-collar world and reconstruct motifs that speak of that culture and contribute to the autobiographical lineage of my works. Bringing a printmaking approach to my paintings, I initially engage with a symbol or image in a process that changes into an assessment and deconstruction of its individual parts. I end with a perspective that shows the graphic importance of these individual shapes and the significance of the mechanically printed image.