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Gary Traczyk currently lives and works in Miami, FL. Traczyk attended Miami’s New World School of the Arts and art classes at an international program in Italy, where he had resided before, for five years during childhood. Traczyk has said of his early encounter with Art: “Growing up there, studying Renaissance Art and drawing in charcoal, had an enormous influence on me.”
Today, Gary Traczyk creates unique, lively and attractive, one of a kind, mirror polished stainless-steel sculptures that with their curved balanced arabesque shapes interact with their viewers, almost as if they were dancing with them. The artist says about his creative process, which takes from eight to twelve weeks:
“There are no molds… Nothing is drawn out. Each sculpture has its own personality… To create my sculptures, I use marine grade stainless steel that is cut on a band saw. The metal is then grinded down to smooth the edges. After this process, I sand the stainless steel from 50 to 400 grit and next buff it out with rouge. Then, I start to form the metal around organic objects and jigs that I previously created. When the metal reaches a form to my liking, I sand it out, polishing it again to achieve the mirror finish. The balances of my sculptures are strictly done on a trial and error basis. They are kinetic and move for several minutes with one touch. The pivoting point is a stainless-steel bearing. I use geometric forms in space to interact with negative space, creating movement of light and reflections of the surrounding area. My final products are timeless art pieces.”
One precious remarkable goal in this artist’s successful career has been to donate some of his sculptures to health-related charities, including those fighting cancer, autism, and Parkinson’s disease, such as the Lupus Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, Breast Cancer Awareness, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, YoungArts (former National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts), Escondido Children’s Museum, Operation Smile, Baptist Hospital, Fisher Island Day School, Boys and Girls Club of Broward County and Miami Marathon. The Artist has worked with the National Foundation for Advancement of the Arts and the Miami Children’s Museum. The Art and life of this unique artist has been widely celebrated and published by the media, such as in Celebrated Living Magazine American Airlines 2015; ArtBlend Magazine Featured Artist 2015 and 2016; Art Daily News International; Castle Rock Entertainment “A Mighty Wind”; Miami Herald; Miami Herald “Neighbors”; NBC “I Am Miami” Campaign; NBC Featured Artist Miami Coconut Grove; Southwest Art Magazine; Palm Beach “Florida Weekly”; Malibu Times; Crafts Business Magazine; The Desert Sun; Bottom Line Magazine; and HGTV. Traczyk has participated in Art Fairs including SOFA Chicago, Art Palm Beach, Art San Diego, Toronto Art Expo, among others. Gary Traczyk, represented by Contemporary Art Projects USA, has had an outstanding presence in many art fairs during Art Basel Miami Week throughout the years.
His work is part of important private and public collections in the USA and worldwide.