13 April 2021,
Emil Matulewicz Paintings
The artist at work

old church delft
Old Church Delft
size 50x70 cmk
acryl on canvas
For many years I am producing a variety of paintings. Portraits and still lifes form the main part of my portfolio. Flowers and ballet are examples which I paint in a typical and recognisable stroke. The way I paint is close to impressionism, no details like in realism, but rather streaks/spots built my subject. I paint very precisely my personal and thus subjective impressions after careful observations. I have expressionist touches with respect to my use of colors, I use selected colors to show my inner feelings for the subject. My stroke is often very strong. To keep this strength and power in his paintings I prefer to use acryl based paint. In general I choose a central theme, subject or person, this selection is emphasized by the background which only serves to complete the painting. In the paintings this gives a surprising approach of the object.
I find inspiration in Monet, Manet, Degas and Van Gogh.
I am working in Delft (Holland) where I have my own studio. Delft is the city of Vermeer and still, after several centuries, harbours many artists. Delft is also a college town which keeps the city lively and modern.

The artist's statement
A painting must be judged by what we see and feel. Sometimes this process takes place in a second, sometimes we need more time to experience and to enjoy it.
My paintings are figurative. It took a long time to develop my own style which is not intentionally following a trend but is rather formed and recognized by my personality and life experience.
A painting is not only an expression of the artist but also a way to enable others to taste the atmosphere and energy of a painting.

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