45.5″ x 61.5″ x 2.5″
Paint, Collage, and Resin on Panel
For the last decade, Nikos Fyodor Rutkowski has been a leader in the Columbus arts community. Rutkowski was a founding member of the Franklinton Arts District and the original organizer of Urban Scrawl, an annual two-day festival featuring the live creation of murals by Columbus artists and live music performances from local acts. Simply put, Rutkowski has been an integral part, along with many others, of Franklinton’s emergence as Columbus’ newest art hub.
Rutkowski also works for visual merchandising firm Zen Genius and creates special-effects models (puppets and masks). But if there’s been a drawback to his many projects the last couple of years, it’s a lack of time for his fine-art endeavors. Hence, Rutkowski’s exhibit that opens Friday at Wood.Metal.Art features a collection of works spanning the entirety of his career.