Art Cislo: Expressions of the Heart of Man

April 16, 2016 - July 10, 2016

An artist’s interpretation and expressions of the narratives of our time are shaped by worldview, family upbringing, cultural and societal norms, and personal imaginings of the stories we read and hear, among other inner and outer influences.

Art Cislo, an artist living and working in Fort Wayne, uses his art to channel these interpretations of well-known narratives, particularly from Biblical scripture, that are familiar to many yet have been understood by artists in all mediums, styles, and modes of expression throughout recorded history. His chosen mediums, which include woodblock and monotype prints that emphasize his life-long interest in the human figure as a character in a story, convey his fascination with the heart of man in all its mysterious complexities and myriad expressions.