For 31 years, David Chirko has been creating art; For nearly just as long, he's been displaying it across the province and beyond.
The local abstract painter is at it again — this time, his work is gracing the walls of a Toronto gallery. This show marks the approach of his 200th exhibition.
Chirko said art is his “forté.” It's his way of outwardly expressing what he's thinking and feeling.
“I want (my art) to say something,” he said.
Chirko primarily creates on large canvases; Although he has lots of space, he likes leaving room for viewers to interpret his pieces as he sees fit.
“I can only put so much in there,” he said. “You have to use your imagination.”
The local artist, who also holds a baccalaureate in philosophy and sociology from Laurentian University, was inspired to paint by his mom. She asked him, many years ago, “If you're so smart...why don't you take up painting?”
He took her advice quite literally. The rest, he said, is history.
For more information about Chirko and his work, visit chirkoabstracts.ca.
Posted by Arron Pickard