Press Release: February 21, 2020
Slavsky Painting to Debut at Art Exhibition at Sanchez Art Center in Pacifica, CA
Slavsky’s painting was chosen from nearly one thousand entries
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, FEBRUARY 20, 2020 - Stanislav “Slavsky” Sekacov has long used his artwork as a way to express his daily anxieties without having to articulate them solely with words. Each month, he’s a regular at the Long Beach Art Council’s 2nd Saturdays’ Art Walk, where visitors explore seven art filled city blocks including 5 galleries, 21 murals, and 30 businesses while strolling along to the sounds of eclectic music.
Recently, Slavsky submitted one of his works to be considered for inclusion in the Sanchez Art Center’s 2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition. His painting, ‘Eyes of Judgement’, was chosen to be among 50 featured artworks in the exhibition.
‘Eyes of Judgement’ is an 18” x 24” acrylic on canvas. “This painting is for anyone who has felt the pressures of following outdated social norms and rising above them,” said Slavsky.
Slavsky was born in Sumy, Ukraine, in 1991. He went on to be raised in Central Europe before immigrating to Long Beach, California. “I spend every day painting, sculpting, writing music, or working on something creative,” said Slavsky.
He’s a self-taught artist, using acrylic, watercolor, and other medium to explore self-introspection and the nuances of good, evil, right, wrong, and the blurred lines between them. With an emphasis on detail, bold colors, and abstract backgrounds, Slavsky creates symbolic messages within each of his works.
‘Eyes of Judgement’, for example, features women on the sides representing the eyes of society when one steps outside of cultural norms. The gold mask symbolizes the falsehoods people put on each day to live in society, and the wilderness expresses freedom and worldly possibilities that exist once one becomes self-aware. Once self-awareness is achieved, says Slavsky, one can truly exist for themselves and without the pressure of the judgment of others.
‘Eyes of Judgement’ will be featured at the 2020 Left Coast Annual Juried Exhibition at the Sanchez Art Center April 10 - May 17, 2020. For those who want to get a look at Slavsky’s painting and other works, he is always featured at 2nd Saturdays Downtown Long Beach Art Walk.
More information about Slavsky is available at http://slavskyart.com/. His profile at the Arts Council for Long Beach can be found at https://artslb.org/artists/stanislav-slavsky-sekacov/.
Details on Sanchez Art Center can be found at http://www.sanchezartcenter.org/ABOUT.htm.
Slavsky is a self-taught artist hailing from Ukraine and currently residing in Long Beach, California.
Stanislav “Slavsky” Sekacov