July Issue 2001
Exhibit by Daniel Sztyber at Art Gallery Unlimited in Charlotte, NC
Art Gallery Unlimited in Charlotte, NC, invites you for an exhibition of work by Daniel Sztyber from NC. More than 30 acrylic paintings will be presented by the gallery. The exhibition entitled Joyful Passion will open July 6 and continue through Aug. 31, 2001.
Sztyber was born in 1947 in Poland. He immigrated to the US in 1985. He is a member of Randolph Arts Guild in Asheboro and Union of Polish Artists "Applied Art". His paintings were exhibited at several galleries and art shows. His works are recently presented by Art Gallery Unlimited.
Painting is truly his first passion, although not always his first profession. For more than twenty years Sztyber's first choice of medium were oils, where he expressed his visions and memories of Polish landscapes. His recent works in acrylics provides dramatic and colorful expression of the natural world of flowers. And although details are not important to him, the interplay of light and color is the accurate reflection of the artist's vision and sensitivity.
It has been said that in a life of a painter there are periods when his work is dominated by a certain color, an object of his attention, or a given medium. For Sztyber the turning point in his artistic painting was a journey he took with his wife to London, England in 1996. He did not travel there to see anything else but his oldest son Gerard, for he had visited England six times before. He really did not expect anything more than the typical British rainy weather without any sun or warmth. Surprisingly for the first time Sztyber and his wife had the most beautiful sunshine at the beginning of summer there.
Having then a rare occasion to admire London, not just inside castles, museums, or historic buildings, but most of all around the glorious gardens and many tree-shaded squares, they ran around the city like little children discovering the wonderful and fascinating flora. It was the flowers that enchanted him there. He had not noticed such beauty and variety of colors so closely before. He felt their scent and realized their fullness of life. He admired the harmony of the wild flowers growing amongst the manmade landscape. Such harmony is rare to find in the activity and relationships between people.
On the return journey to NC the Sztybers decided to plant and grow a garden of their own, in their desolate backyard. After the first year the garden became not only a place of satisfying work, but also a place of relaxation. For him personally, the garden became an ever-growing source of inspiration to paint such a wonderful and colorful world of flowers. He also noticed that the most dynamic way to capture their essence was to paint them with acrylics. From that time on, painting flowers and gardens became his passion. In his work he tries to reflect the perfect harmony that exists in nature, the harmony between the plants on the palette of a man-made landscape.
Sometimes he wonders, couldn't people take an example from that harmonious existence...?
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