Kershner Gallery hosts the art of Salvadore Dali protégé Louis Markoya

The public is invited to a reception for “The Triumph of Intellect,” the solo show of 3D paintings and lenticular works of Louis Markoya on Dec. 3, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., at the Kershner Gallery in the Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Rd. The artist will talk at 5:30. The show runs Nov. 19 through Dec. 31.

See fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3155.

Bethel artist, Louis Markoya, grew up in Fairfield. He taught himself to paint like Salvadore Dali, became Dali’s protégé, and spent the next five years working with him on many projects. This included setting up the Salvadore Dali Museum in Spain.

In 1973, Louis had his first show at the Fairfield Library. To earn a living, he spent 40 years in the field of microlithography and was awarded more than 30 patents. When he resumed creating art, he did computer art with 3D fractals. He showed it at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.

He says the work in this show “combines surrealism and science in paintings and sculptures,” that it represents “the mind, thought, and the mysteries that surround it.” Much of my art has evolved well beyond the surrealism and subjects of my former master to represent the act of thought and thinking by presenting the viewer with geometry and architecture created by the neural networks and electrical activity that form our thoughts, dreams and emotions.

“My art is a bridge between classical and cutting edge contemporary art. I execute much of my work utilizing oil painting techniques taught by Dali to produce works based on three dimensional fractal geometry juxtaposed with elements of our real and discernible world to create something new and unusual… It is my most sincere hope that I can contribute to the growth of curiosity and mind expansion through my art.”  

More of artwork by Markoya may be found on his website, louismarkoya.com.

Louis Markoya, Triumph of Intellect

Louis Markoya, Triumph of Intellect

Louis Markoya, Only Thought Can Rival Nature

Louis Markoya, Only Thought Can Rival Nature

 

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