Artist Statement – Copper Series Mirek’s work is intuitive, he uses form, shape, texture, and colour to express his emotions. In this series Mirek takes all of his intuition and incorporates copper, which has been a traditional material used by artists for decades. He creates beautifully hand shaped pieces to fit perfectly in each of his paintings These copper shapes provide a unique touch to each individual painting - from far away the copper blends in with the whole painting, but from up close the viewer can see the detail of the copper elements. Over time these copper details with change colour and tone, and will provide the paintings with even more interest and individuality. The subject matter in this series originates from God’s creations. Biography Mirek Bialy is a full-time Toronto/Ajax based artist. His artistic practice focuses on the effects paintings have on individual’s emotions. He has been surrounded by art his entire life, where through his family and childhood his passion for the arts began. He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland where he spent six extensive years studying all areas of both art and design. After travelling across Europe for many years, he came to Canada to settle down and begin his life. Thirty years later, Mirek continues to be deeply passionate about both art and design. For many years Mirek experimented with a variety of different styles, including portraits, still lives and landscapes. Now, committed to abstract painting his work is heavily influenced by many great artists such as Michael Goldberg, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and Gustav Klimt. Artist Statement - General Mirek’s work is intuitive, using form, shape, texture and color to express my emotions. He creates texture by using both oils and acrylics applied to the canvas by using different tools including scrapers, brushes, found objects and even his hands. What he enjoys most about painting is that it can provide the viewer with a sense of emotion, a sort of comfort for the viewer, regardless of what emotion that may be. In todays busy technology centered world; people can still come home and enjoy the simple things in life. By looking at his paintings people can relax, they can bring a sense of imagination to the viewer that’s very personally to each individual.