Tribeca Days at 7 Franklin Place.
Featured artworks from Kuchera Fine Art.
The gallery is located in the New York Art Center building at:
7 Franklin Place
New York, NY 10013
Open every day noon to 5 p.m.
To purchase artworks go to the sales desk.
Once you purchase artwork you may take it with you or have it shipped.
For more information call: 646-750-6184
#TribecaDays Booth H at 7 Franklin Place NYC June 2019
My name is Yonko Kuchera and what you see before your eyes is a collection of fine art made by my friends and me.
Here are a few notes on who we are or at least who they are to me. Enjoy!
Kristin Gambell -
What can I say about KG or better known as Kristin Gambell? We met a long time ago at the Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea New York City where we were a part of the Art Bazaar. A weekend of artists hanging their artworks in the gallery and trying to sell to the public. It was a very cool time. I also met my good friend Hans Wolf there and a whole bunch of other wonderful people. At that point, we became New York Art Page and did a whole mess of shows and then from there, we developed into the NAAS the new American Art studio where we had a wonderful huge space at 125th and Broadway. As life happens things come and go but KG has always been a part of my artistic life. Her Photograms are rich in color and detail and an awesome sight to look at.
Greta Watson -
Greta Watson, if she's not at a sketch class or acting in some show she must be doing the tango somewhere on this planet. Greta loves the tango and she loves traveling to places like Morocco, India and other such places. She's very spiritual without being bossy. Her latest work involves collages made with found paper, flyers, Wrappers and a lot of different things that she has accumulated in her trips to India and Morocco. Her most recent work is of the Rhinoceros and of figurative characters. They are fun collages using soft colors and have a lot of detail and layers. When you take some time to stare at her artworks for a while you can imagine yourself slowly entering into her world that she sees and you can imagine she has made just for you to enjoy.
KP Devlin -
I first met KP at one of his CD release parties in the lower East side of New York City. He's a friend of my wife who is also in the music world. I found out that he also painted. His artworks are very cool oil paintings on panel. Most people think Salvador Dali or Bosch when they see his weird looking interesting objects. For me, I kind of feel like I am floating when I spend time enjoying his works that are of some time in the past or maybe in the future somewhere. His artworks deserve a deeply focused viewing.
Benjamin Casiano -
I was on Facebook one day when I saw Bens artwork and I said hot damn that's really cool stuff. So I called him and I said hey do you want to let me try to sell your artwork? He said sure. I posted a few pictures and boom in less than a week we sold a piece to a collector in Texas. I was really impressed. Ben paints almost every day. He has created his own style of bright and pastel colors that are pleasing to the eye. A majority of his artworks are of women and most have some topic or theme to them. One of my favorites is that of a young girl holding her blue dog.
James R. Stover -
James (AKA) Art -N- Dangerous is another character I met during the Art Bazaar years in Chelsea. James is a very suave guy. You see him most times in a fancy suit as he is always in the dress to impress mode. Most people would call his artwork street art of graffiti art. I like to think of it as folk art or pop-folk art. Bright orange and loud reds with blues shock you at first when you view his artworks, but soon you find yourself relating to your own narrative and insight much like a mirror reflecting the current state of affairs.
Lori Ross -
I find myself viewing the artwork of Lori Ross sort of a little respite from the complications of this modern life. Her figures of relaxed happy people calm me and make me smile for a moment. I first saw her artwork on Instagram and loved it.
Michael Kalinowski -
I first met Michael at 7 Franklin Place during the grand opening of the NYA Art Center. I was on my way out and he was coming in and I mentioned to him that his outfit was cool. I really need to update my wardrobe so I am always looking for inspiration. So we exchanged cards and he called me and I viewed his interesting photographs and I liked them. I have been calling him the young Mapplethorpe.
Luis Alves -
More friends from the old days of the Art Bazaar. Luis does really cool hand cut collages. These hand made works of art are very timely and very in your face about who he is and what he wants you to think about. He has a satirical take on life and somehow he always seems to get in the last word.
Yonko Kuchera -
I am an American Slovak fine art painter who lives in New York City. I am a member of the Czechoslovak Society of Arts and Sciences. My Folk-Pop paintings use bright colors and comic-like imagery to make the viewer feel something special, every viewer has a different viewpoint. I like to paint in series of at least twelve to start with and keep on revisiting each series when I have an upcoming show or if a collector calls and asks for a painting in a particular series.
Saul Steinberg, Alex Katz, Tom Wesselmann and George Condo are a few of my fellow artists that I get inspired by. Old school and new school tools and techniques are used for my new works and are a mix of pen, ink, oils, and pencils and then brought into my iPad for the final prep for making the master painting.
An original one of a kind master digital painting is made then archived, cataloged and made ready for purchase.
My Inspiration -
I am little Johnny Slovak and I sit on a bench painting many wonderful paintings as many as I can. Never really fitting in with any social scene, I had to create my own little world the best I can. I make paintings of funny people and lots of silly things, this makes people think of larger things. When I feel the brush as I paint on wood it completes a circuit of cause and effect. As people see my paintings they feel joy and happiness. Oh, the times the called me Yonko and circled me in jest, I now embrace that name that was once a funny poke towards me. I now call myself Mr. Yonko the painter of many happy things.