Stefan Fiedorowicz is a self-taught artist from Kamloops in British Columbia, who began painting seriously in 2000 and has been painting full time since leaving the public service in 2002, where he practiced social work for twenty-two years.
He is also a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and has Active Status. Born and raised in Ontario, Montreal and Victoria, British Columbia, he comes from a family of European descent and has recently moved to live and work in Manchester. He works in oils and acrylic but prefers to use oil with scrapers especially for his abstractions. Of his work, Stefan says:
“I make paintings that are vibrant in colour, vigorous in structure and abstract in nature. Life is good and bad, my work is about celebrating the good. There are two streams that I follow in art, one is abstract. It is rare that I make a purely conscious decision about what I am going to paint. I believe that the creative process involves imagination and getting in touch with the subconscious. My one clear aim is to use colours and shapes and to apply the paint in a passionate way which comes out of me as positive creative energy.”
During his university years, Stefan studied the history of art and soon discovered a passion for creating art and began painting colourful oil on canvas. His current themes include abstract women, European villas and cities, which enable him to use lines and powerful colours, sometimes being very abstract.
His paintings have an overall gestural and abstract quality. Objects are chosen by him because of what they mean to him or what they look like, their shape. He simplifies them and sometimes combines them into pleasing arrangements. Stefan believes that there is nothing hugely complex in his abstract art, which is typified by vibrant colours, powerful expression, and dynamic composition, combined to create works “…to intrigue and disarm the viewer”.
His work is intuitive; colour is the language that he uses to express what he is feeling, and hopefully the work elicits emotional responses and vividly expresses his passion for art and life.
His work has been exhibited in Vancouver, Sydney and in Sorrento.
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