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Die internationale Vereinigung freischaffender Künstler

An international combination of free lance artists


  Fiedorowicz ,  Canada  


 Artist Statement for Stefan Fiedorowicz

Vibrant colours, powerful expression, and dynamic composition along with great imagination create works of amazing depth and dimension to intrigue and disarm the viewer. This is but one way to describe the paintings of Stefan Fiedorowicz.

Stefan Fiedorowicz is an abstract contemporary artist from British Columbia Canada now residing in Europe. He began painting seriously seven years ago 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, BC, he comes from a family of European descent.

I am committed to abstraction.  Marc Rothko, Paul Klee and Hans Hoffman influenced my artistic endeavours.  If I wanted to depict representational reality, I would have chosen photography, but I am a colourist, who uses color to convey something personal and internal.  I use texture through oils applied with a scraper to depict emotion.  I do not know what my fascination with oils is.  It may be how the paint is applied and how it mixes so well on the canvas.  My images originate in fragments of personal and cultural history. With  allusion and visual suggestion comes artistic meaning. The emotion in my work comes from somewhere deep down, and can speak to the inter part of each person.  In the spirit of abstraction, the perceiver is free to interpret each piece as she or he wishes. I’ve found that a good painting is one you can internalize, one in which a given element, or the work as a whole, means something special to you – perhaps in ways you might not admit to another person.

During my university years, I studied the history of art and soon discovered my passion for creating art when I began painting colourful oil on canvas. My paintings have an overall gestural and abstract quality. Why I choose certain objects to paint and how I illustrate them is a mystery to me. I do not think about it too much. Certain objects are close to me because of what they mean to me or what they look like, their shape. I simplify them and sometimes combine them into pleasing arrangements. I like working over the canvas surface over and over again because most of the time I am not sure of what I want, especially my abstracts done with thick colourful oils and wall scrapers.

For me art is a journey, one step at a time. One word, one drip of paint, one musical note. For me it has always been the journey and not the destination. There is nothing hugely complex in my abstract art. Just getting an idea is very exciting, as I think about certain shapes and their relationship with each other. I can see shapes, colours, lines, etc. and as I work I feel their need to come together in a composition. I will get a snapshot in my mind and the end result often turns out to be something different from what I first hand in mind.

My work is intuitive; colour is the language that I use to express an emotion. It is the interaction of colour that interests me. My style involves contrasting aspects of the simplicity of daily life to the complexity of the human condition. Hopefully my work elicits emotional responses and vividly expresses my passion for art and life





                                                Meaningful Engagement   50x70    Oil    2006



        Passivity   50x60   Oil



                                                                      Sleeping Sand   60x60   Oil   2006



                                                                                                                                                                       Abwesenheit   50x60   Oil



                    Driven To Nourish  40x50   Oil    2006



                                                                                                                                                        Tolerance   40x50   Oil   2006



              Lost In The Plot   60x60   Oil   2006.



                                                                                                                                                                       Sensibilität   50x70   Oil



            Mit Verständnis und Zeit   60x80   Oil.



                                                                                                                                                                            Dialogue With Fear   120x140   Oil   2006



                     The Beautiful Side of Somewhere   40x50   Oil   2006



                                                                                                                                          Dubai   60x60   Oil   2006


Finding Lasting Enjoyment   30x30   Oil   2006



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