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: My work is intuitive. I use form, shape, texture and color to express my emotions. For many years I experimented with a number of different styles, including portraits, still lives, abstract paintings, landscapes and symbolic paintings. Now, I am committed to abstract expressionism. Influenced by many great artists such as Michael Goldberg, Marc Rothko, and Paul Klee. All of these artists have influenced me as an artist and designer. I create texture by using both oils and acrylics applied to the canvas by different kinds of tools including scrapers, brushes, found objects and even my hands. Basically whatever I feel will give me the result I’m looking for at the time in any piece. What I enjoy most about painting is when it can give the person(s) looking at it different emotions, a sort of comfort for the viewer, regardless of what emotion that may be. I especially enjoy the fact that in today’s busy technology centered world; people can still come home and enjoy the simple things in life. I hope that my paintings will give that sort of comfort for people. By looking at my paintings people can relax, they can bring a sense of imagination to the viewer that’s very personally to each individual. The emotions that come through my paintings come from deep inside and you can see that in my paintings, through color, forms, shapes and textures I hope that the viewer can interpret what he or she wishes to see.

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


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

Encaustic Painting-Artist www.michellebialy.com

Encaustic Painting http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encaustic_painting

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