Have you met…Karl Bielik?

Introductions can be wonderful things. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends through an introduction. Sometimes you can be introduced to your new favorite food, television show, or artist. I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists.

The artist I’d like to introduce you to is the painter and musician Karl Bielik.

Karl Bielik Pram [2010] Oil on canvas (500 mm x 400 mm)

Karl Bielik
Pram [2010]
Oil on canvas (500 mm x 400 mm)

Karl Bielik lives and works in London.

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.

Karl Bielik also writes and performs in Lark.

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