Today is the birthday of a friend and a wonderful artist… Gail Potocki. Happy birthday, Gail!
Gail Potocki is a contemporary symbolist painter, who specializes in paintings which are created in the classical tradition on a technical level, but she has a unique approach artistically in that she adopts timeless symbols and icons and imbues them with a distinctly modern meaning. Drawing inspiration from art movements spanning three centuries, taking her cues from Symbolists, Surrealists, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Romanticists, Gail’s work transcends those very movements and genres. Looking back upon the past with a haunting poetic eloquence and towards the future with a wariness that is both strikingly beautiful and starkly cautionary, her work emphasizes strong environmental themes and celebrates the outsider culture of freak shows and performance art, alternative music, and classic literature and films. Gail’s work is wholly unique unto itself and offers a powerful and emotional glimpse into the mind of one of today’s most original talents.