Artist George Raica writes:-
I spent my youth growing up in the small town of Westerville, Ohio. I attended Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio, where I graduated with a B.A. in Lit. and Fine Arts. In 1972, I was accepted to Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where I received my Master of Fine Arts Degree in painting in 1974. I later directed two College Art Galleries in Michigan and upstate New York and was Exhibition’s Coordinator at the Alternative Museum New York City in 1990; I have been making art of one kind or another ever since....
Quite simply, I am a Formalist by nature. To me, abstract and nonobjective artwork have their own language, their own rare, unprecedented vocabulary; this language engages the interrelationships among the visual elements of line, shape, and its various configurations and size- color, with its corresponding attributes of hue, value and saturation; I am given to manipulate these elements in a variety of ways, primarily with a brush, trowel or my fingers.