Stefan Orlowski is arguably one of the most talented exponents of classical meets contemporary painting at work in the UK today.
Born in 1985, Stefan was to initially study for his BA in Fine Art at the University of Aberystwyth before attaining his Masters in Fine Art at the highly regarded Wimbledon College of Art in 2012. It was just after graduation from Aberystwyth that Stefan, in 2008, was to win the Young Artist Award at the prestigious national Lynn Painter Stainers prize.
With numerous exhibitions to his name, including showings at Abbot Hall - Kendal, Kings Place - London, Brantwood - Coniston and in both 2021 and 2022 with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries – London, Stefan continues to build a national reputation as a highly talented artist producing engaging and often thought-provoking works born of classical tradition yet firmly planted in the twenty-first century.
Stefan works largely from life; figurative paintings the result of a significant amount of in-person sittings, an understanding of the person and not just the aesthetic, with a relationship forged over months of sittings, meetings and thus creation. Where such painstaking in-person paintings are not possible, such as landscape works, the studio painting is born of countless hours of drawings and smaller preparatory plein air studies produced as observer of and participant within the landscape to be depicted, in whole or in part. Impressions are forged at different vantage points, in different conditions and with different emotions in order to bind together and inform the creation of the whole.
We are immensely proud to be working with Stefan, a true master of the contemporary interpretation of classic form.
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