Previous Exhibitions: South of No North East of No West: South of No North East of No West I: Karl Bielik
Working on a multitude of paintings at a time, Karl Bielik’s brew of abstractions are developed in batches. Irregular canvases cover his studio walls and floors, where he shifts from one painting to another, experimenting playfully with mark making.
Formal lines taken from photographs and diagrams contrast loose oily wounds, thick emulsions offset light glazes and dribbles. In contrast to this emotive imagery, banal solitary words form Bielik’s titles, tempering and balancing
the melancholy character of his paintings.
His work has been in numerous shows
at home and abroad, most notably The Marmite, Creekside and Lexmark Art
Prizes in the U.K.