Project Description

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 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.

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 in every painting. The ‘air perspective’ in my paintings, which exists in nature, is also a result of observation.

The warm colours in first plan and colder colours in remount parts of landscape create a perception of space and distance. Observation of colours in nature is my great passion and underlies my desire for painting.

Recent Exhibitions

Exhibitions – Solo

2018 Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide
2017 – Bay Discovery Centre, Adelaide
2017 – Tortoiseshell Gallery, Sydney
2016 – Roxbylink Gallery, Roxby Downs
2015 – The Art Gallery at Pikes, Clare, SA
2014 – The Art Gallery at Pikes, Clare, SA
2012 – Greenhill Galleries, Adelaide,
2008 – Hummocks Station Gallery
2008 – Riddock Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA

Exhibitions – Group

2016 – Tortoiseshell Gallery, Sydney
2015 – Auburn Gallery, Auburn, SA. SALA
2015 – Blinman, SA. Flinders Ranges Brush with Art
2014 – Blinman, SA. Flinders Ranges Brush with Art
2013 – 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne
2013 – Burra Regional Art Gallery
2013 – Port Augusta Cultural Centre
2012 – Germein Art Focus, Port Germein

Shop Marek’s Art

A selection of Marek’s work