February 25, 2012

karl bielik: recent paintings


father 2011








the superman 2010








big bad wolf 2009
















brand 2010








below 2010
















flag 2010








arrow 2009








apostrophe 2011








ribbon 2009








roof 2011

statement:
working on a multitude of paintings at a time, karl bielik's brew of abstractions are developed in batches. irregular canvases cover his studio walls and floors, where he shifts from one painting to another, experimenting playfully with mark making.
formal lines taken from photographs and diagrams contrast loose oily wounds, thick emulsions offset light glazes and dribbles. bielik fluctuates between techniques, pushing and challenging the paint until a kind of harmony is met.
in contrast to this emotive imagery, banal solitary words form bielik's titles, tempering and balancing the melancholy character of his paintings; the result, a prolific collection of finely tuned sophisticated studies.


karl bielik lives and works in london.

many thanks to karl for providing the images for this post!
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website: www.karlbielik.com





1 comments:

Louise P. Sloane said...

Thanks so much for this post. These paintings are lush, rich and full of life.