Andrew Stelmack

As a visual artist, I like to use bold and conflicting colours, shapes and textures as I explore an obsession of finding “the calm within chaos”. I will often use strong colours to assault and yet calm the senses at the same time.   I will also combine the opposing effects of texture with smooth luminosity — within the same space — until they find a shared and harmonious balance. 

 Much like life, that which may look simple at first, can be very complex upon a more detailed reflection and examination.

 There also is an influence of cubism in my work as I am fascinated in how such perfect shapes as a square or rectangle can so quickly become imperfect. It is amazing how all you have to do is create the simplest rupture or distortion to these defined shapes and instantly you create an energy and an emotion that wasn’t there.