Artist Statement Kevin Vanek
In my studio process, the vision is to reinvent with a child-like curiosity, forms that celebrate the use and history of industrial labor practices into objects of hope and recognition. Using industrial materials is an intuitive attempt to breathe new life into the reclaimed, and cultivate the spirit of the material. Instinctive decisions are made with some uncertainly to the outcome, allowing for an unfiltered growth of conceptual vision. My intention is to harmonize traditional materials and contemporary ideas into the semblance of a whole. The resulting forms are a by-product of construction craft and the poetics of materiality.