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Ephemerae by Tadeusz Biernot

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TADEUSZ BIERNOT

Ephemerae

June 3 – 24, 2017

Opening reception Saturday June 3, 1 – 4 pm

The artist will be in attendance

In selecting the title Ephemerae for his exhibition, Tadeusz Biernot reflected on the ephemeral nature of the entire creative process, from the first inspiration to the process itself to the final creation.

His inspiration begins like the impermanence of a dream that vanishes on waking. The challenge is to recall and restore the moment; the glimpse of faces seen in an elevator, on a subway train, on a tv screen, on a postage stamp. The process itself has an ephemeral nature to it as his paintings are composed of multiple layers, each layer visually present for only a short time to be replaced by another. In the most recent paintings, the collage of ephemera in the form of bits of colourful pages torn from magazines became more significant and opened another dimension to his paintings and to his memory.

At close inspection the paintings often appear to be swirls of tonal colour, light and shadow. It is only in perusal from a distance that the glimpse of a face emerges.

Tadeusz Biernot was born in 1954 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland. While studying the visual arts, he also designed posters, winning first prize in the National poster design contest for "Sztandar Miodych" (the Polish National Newspaper) in 1976. Mr. Biernot was the only student from his graduating class to be offered a teaching assistant position at the academy, and upon graduating from the academy, won several major awards for his artwork. He went on to teach type design at the Academy for a subsequent decade. In 1989 he moved to Italy and a year later to Canada. In 2005, after fifteen successful years of award-winning creative directing he decided to devote his entire time to painting, his first calling. Tadeusz Biernot has been exhibiting his works since 1979.

“To paint, to me, it is a lot like dreaming. I wake up and try to remember what it was I dreamt about.”

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