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Walter H. Von Egidy is an American artist, painter and film maker known for his Super 8 photoplays and enamel/oil paintings.
He has had his work exhibited at Gallery 13, The Burnham Library, Housatonic Art League and the White Silo. He has seven finished portrait commissions and private and public collections including a portrait of composer Franz Waxman at Byrd Library, Syracuse University.
He is the 1st Place Winner of various film festivals including the United States Super 8 Film Festival at Rutgers University. His is the owner of New Milford Sign Shop and Von’s Studio.
He describes his artistic approach in his own words:
My first image of surrealism was revealed to me at an early age in the vision of a bowling ball lying alone in the desert. Since then I have sought to create a personal universe through the mediums of Super 8 photoplays and enamel/oil paintings by combining a number of childhood influences:
Memories of the fairy-tale like qualities in golden age horror films, the classic surrealist juxtaposition of unrelated objects, and the exoticism of psychedelia.
This ongoing exploration takes a pathway into the night world of my pre-adolescence and a fascination with the mystery of the dark.
Surrealistic groupings of images born of a subconscious intuition tingle with a quiet, late night excitement as they peel back the bed sheets and beckon the sleeper.
As a new land begins to take shape, tippy-toed pajama clad feet stand before the midnight window of dreams, and teeter on the very edge of safety and security…
It is here, under a bush between the two vast fields of fear and delight that we find what I call: “PINK BUBBLES ON BLACK VELVET.”
Exhibitions at Gallery 13, Burnham Library, Housatonic Art League and the White Silo, Syracuse University, Cover Artist Unruly Mix (Tales of Music, Artists, Posers and Misfits) by Bob Deakin
1st Place winner of various film festivals including the United States Super 8 Film Festival at Rutgers University