Abstract Artist Statement | Abstract Expressionism


Mirek Bialy is a self-representing abstract artist and designer. Sometimes he is still doing portraits, still lives and other paintings besides abstract.

Abstract Paintings: 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.


Mirek Bialy is a full-time Toronto 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.

Oil and acrylic Abstract Art Work, Portraits by ink or pencil for sale on online gallery directly from the artist. Portraits can be requested by e-mail from the existing pictures at your convenience


2016 “An Angels Frog #1 ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Frog #2 ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Frog #3 ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Giraffes ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Horse ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Dog ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Cat ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Polar Bear ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2016 “An Angels Horse #5 ” Oil on Canvas and formed copper plate, 24″ x 24″


2014 “An American Dream” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 40″


2014 “Friends” Oil on Canvas, 30x 30″


2014 “Rush Hour” Oil on Canvas, 30x 30″


2014 “” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 30″


2014 “” Oil on Canvas, 24″ x 30″


2013 from the series “Candy Horse on the stick” Oil Sticks on Canvas, 48″ x 36″


2013 “Entry to your dream” Oil on Canvas, 36″ x 30″



2012 from the “Candy” series Oil Sticks on Canvas, 48″ x 36″


2013 ” A dream just begun” Oil on Canvas 36″ x 30″

It is widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long it is well painted. This is the essence of academicism. There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.”

Mark Rothko

“The stuff of thought is the seed of the artist. Dreams from the bristles of the artist brush.  And as the eye functions as the brains sentry to communicate my innermost perceptions through the art my worldview”

Arshile Gorky

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak”

Hans Hofmann

“The gallery had slightly threating look- as through.  It the visitor could eventually find himself pinned to the wall, while the art works wandered around making their sweet or sour remarks respectively.”

Edward Alden Jewel – New York Time “on Art of this Century”

“The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think.  All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.”

Willem de Kooning

“I’ve explored a variety of directions and themes over the years.  But I think in my painting you can see the signature of one artist, the work of one wrist”

Helen Frankenthaler

“Aesthetics is for the artist like ornithology is for the birds”

Barnett Newman

“There are as many images as eyes to see.”

Sam Francis

“I have no fears about making changes destroying the image etc. because the painting has a life of its own.”

Jackson Pollock

“If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody’s nose with it, this is ridiculous when you think of it, theoretically and philosophically. It’s really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today.”

Willem de Kooning

“It’s been said many times in world art writing that one can find some of paintings meanings by looking not only at what painters do but at what they refuse to do.”

Ad Reinhardt

“I kept returning to the (Ancient Roman) Wall” paintings with their veiled melancholy and elegant plasticity”

William Baziotes

“Abstract painting is abstract it confronts you. There was a reviewer a while back who wrote that my pictures didn’t have any beginning or any end. He didn’t mean it as compliment but it was a fine compliment.”

Jackson Pollock

“What is the explanation of the seemingly insane drive of man to be painter and poet if it is not an act of defiance against man’s fall and assertion that he returns to the Adam of Garden of Eden? For the artists are the first men.”

Barnett Newman

“I have sought unified world in my work and use a movable vortex to achieve it.”

Mark Tobey

“A picture lives by companionship expanding and quickening in the eyes of sensitive observer. It dies by the same token. It is therefore a risky and unfeeling act to send it out into the world. How often it must be permanently impaired by the eyes of the vulgar and the cruelty of the impotent who would extend the affliction universally!”

Mark Rothko

“Demands of communication are both presumptions and irrelevant. The observer usually will see what his fears and hopes and learning teach him to see.”

Clyford Still

“I am an eclectic artist by chance; I can open almost any book of reproductions and find a painting I could be influenced by.”

Willem de Kooning

“My favorite symbols were those which I didn’t understand.”

Adolph Gottlieb

“The thing is that a person who wants to explore painting naturally reflects:  How can I in my work be most expressive?  Then the forms develop.”

Franz Kline

“Art is not only the eye; it is not the result of intellectual considerations.  Art is strictly bound to inherent laws dictated by medium in which it comes to expression. In other words, painting is painting, sculpture is sculpture, architecture is architecture.”

Hans Hofman

“To us art is an adventure into an unknown world which can be explored only by those willing to take a risk”

Adolph Gottlieb, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko

“A constant searching of oneself”

Jackson Pollock

“At the certain moment the canvas began to appear to one American painter after another as an arena in which act….what was to go on the canvas was not a picture but event”

Harold Rosenberg


Reference:  Abstract Expressionism by Barbara Hess 2006 Taschen

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