by Basil Gogos
to his web site, Basil offers
the following quote:
the heyday of the vingage era fright-film, I excelled in painting monster
portraits. Cinephiles instantly took to the emotion and pathos - these
fearsome faces elicited in fiery colors. I love color.
my formal education, I studied at various art schools in Washington, D.C.,
and New York. I think for the next 12 years, off and on, I was absorbing liquid
ideas and applications like a sponge.
as a professional artist, I can look back at perhaps two thousand
paintings and say, "I think I must have done it all." From book
and magazine covers, to editorials, movie and theater posters,
to portraits, murals and even ad agency work - you name it. Sometimes
it seems a lonely life, that of an artist, but I wouldn't be anything
else. I don't regret one minute of it.