43 Woolshed St, Bordertown, SA 5268

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Marek HERBURT

Forty Degrees of Silence

Acrylic on canvas

116 x 186cm

$3,100

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am absolutely in awe of the beauty in Australian flora. The complexity and variety of plant life intermixed with the vibrancy of colours is an ideal opportunity for me to apply an observation technique to the beauty of colours in nature. I learned this technique while studying at the Lodz Academy of Arts. The technique is based on seeing colour through an opposite and contrasting colour. The result is that colours boost each other, creating a dynamic display of incredible beauty. My paintings are the result of three factors: what I see in nature, what I know about colours in nature, and what works best for the unique depiction of the beauty of the landscape in every painting. The ‘air perspective’ in my paintings, which exists in nature, is also a result of observation of beauty in the Australian landscape. The warm colours in first plan and colder colours in remount parts of landscape create a perception of space, distance and beauty. Observation of the variety of colours and beauty in nature is my great passion and underlies my desire for painting.