Arts In: Bob Barancik
Bob Barancik is an adventurous abstract artist who roams through a range of mediums, from painting and collage to printmaking, digital images, video, and three-dimensional boxes and books full of art.
Bob talks with Barbara St. Clair about working on art inspired by current events, that viewers often aren’t ready for until years later. He’s created gorgeous artwork sparked by climate change, 9/11 and the Deep Water Horizon tragedy, exhibited around the country and has over 100 original works in the Florida Holocaust Museum’s permanent collection.
Bob’s lived and worked in an array of creative communities. . . Portland in the 1970s, Palo Alto as the Silicon Valley boom was just beginning, New York City, Chicago, Maine and Philadelphia. He explains why he chose to live in downtown St. Petersburg, and why this creative community is one of the best.
Explore Bob Barancik’s artwork at creativeshare.com/exhibits.
Find out more about his Art Not Hate project at artnothate.com.
View Bob’s Mundo Caliente series on climate change at creativeshare.com/exhibits/mundo-caliente.
Images from the book he talks about with Barbara, Lamentations and Beyond: Healing Through Art can be found at creativeshare.com/exhibits/lamentations.
Images and a video from his 9/11 series, Visual Ruminations, are at creativeshare.com/exhibits/visual-ruminations.
Creative Compass, Bob Barancik’s online blog, contains a list of recommended books, articles and videos that were sources of inspiration and practical help to him as an artist – compass.creativeshare.com.
Arts In is produced by Matt and Sheila Cowley. Executive Producer, Barbara St. Clair for Creative Pinellas.