Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Meet the Artist: Harvey Konigsberg, abstract painter

Harvey Konigsberg was born in New York City in 1940.  He studied painting at New York University and the University of Miami.  In 1965 he began studying Aikido with Yamada Sensei at New York Aikikai.  He has devoted himself equally to the disciplines of painting and Aikido since then.  In 1987 he founded Woodstock Aikido and continues to serve as its chief instructor.  He is currently a 7th degree black belt and a Shihan (Master Instructor).  Over the years Konigsberg’s work has been exhibited in 22 one-man shows in New York City in addition to numerous national and international exhibitions.  His work is represented in private and museum collections in North America, Japan and France, to name a few.  For Konigsberg, art should be a luminous experience for both the artist and the viewer.  To create the quality of luminosity in his work he continuously strives to use movement and form to reveal the unseen world.  In order to achieve this goal he suspends the classical notion of foreground, background and subject to focus entirely on the total interrelationship of all facets of the work so as to reveal the elemental force of the universe.  Please see for more of his art.

Oil on paper

"Light Blue"
Oil on paper

Oil on canvas

1 comment:

  1. Harvey, we love your work and so do so many others that come to our house and see your paintings hanging on the wall!! Thank you for your Mastery!