Welcome to the art collections of Cris Woloszak. Originally from New York City, Cris was immersed in the custom culture that sparked his love for cars and hot rods. Later in to childhood, his years were spent in South Florida where that passion expanded to the ocean, surfing and all things related to the water. The culmination of his experiences has grown in to the greatest influences for his works. This is evident in his custom painted sea life, his paintings on aluminum, and his most recent series, Sculpture Abstraction. Cris’s diligent work ethic and exceptional standards have not only captured the admiration of collectors worldwide, but also the eye of Disney Fine Art with whom he has been licensed by and collaborating with for the past five years.
Cris Woloszak’s art career began with his custom painted sea life. Each piece beginning as a fiberglass taxidermy blank, an extensive amount of labor is performed to finally give us the flawless finish Cris is known for. Multiple rounds of sanding and priming are the groundwork for the 30-40 layers of candy colors and clear coating that are applied to each shark, ray, and fish. With each piece a true original, the flame designs on all of Cris’s artwork are hand laid with eighth inch masking tape to ensure the design flows with the entire form. Sanding is a continuous task in between the numerous layers of paint as well as the final polishing stage to perfect the brilliant surface.
After years of refining his craft, Cris began his “aluminations” on metal. These paintings on aluminum captivate any viewer as Cris has not only mastered his use of automotive paints, but also his manipulation of the metal. By grinding in to the raw aluminum before the paint is applied, the metal reflects the light at different angles, giving the appearance of backlighting. However, it is his strategic layering of the numerous candy colors which tint the metal and allow the light to reflect a vibrancy surpassed by no other. Each painting is clear coated and polished with the same lustrous finish as his 3-D Sea Life.
While Cris has accomplished great success with his artwork, his desire to create is never hindered. Within this last year, Cris has released his newest collection, which he calls his “Sculpture Abstraction.” These sculptures combine hundreds of layers of glass, resin, and other proprietary composites that are all hand sculpted and one-of a-kind originals. Like his other works, all of his sculptures are truly a labor of love.
Cris’s dedication to his craft and his collectors has made his work highly sought after. The work ethic and attention to detail he applies to each piece of art is the defining factor placing Cris’s work in a category of its own. His collectors enjoy the recognizability his artwork has gained and are always thrilled to seek out the uniqueness in each new creation. With an infinite amount of imagination and innovation, there will never be an end to the world we experience with Cris Woloszak.