530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street, New York, NY  Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
530 West 25th Street
Tue - Sat, 11am - 6pm
Bekir Smolski
Tripping the Light Fantastic
Agora Gallery
New York,NY

  • Spirit of the Water I   Spirit of the Water I
    Acrylic on Canvas
    47.5" x 12"
    Bekir Smolski

  • Spirit of the Water II   Spirit of the Water II
    Acrylic on Canvas
    47.5" x 12"
    Bekir Smolski

  • Spirit of the Water III   Spirit of the Water III
    Acrylic on Canvas
    47.5" x 12"
    Bekir Smolski

  • Endless Flow   Endless Flow
    Acrylic on Canvas
    12" x 23.5"
    Bekir Smolski

  • The Elements   The Elements
    Oil on Canvas
    14" x 17.5"
    Bekir Smolski


Bekir Smolski

BEKIR SMOLSKI

Tripping the Light Fantastic
December 7 - January 18, 2018
Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6-8 PM

With oil on canvas, Bekir Smolski paints environments that blur the line between fantasy and reality. Light falls gently on luminous and quiet landscapes. Still trees, sand, and ice freeze in time under the tight strokes of Smolski’s brush. The impact of weather is apparent in each scene through streaks and textured detail. Smolski’s work at times takes a surreal turn: in some pieces, stone and wooden points curve impossibly across canvases, glowing at their tips. Faceted earth and flora slope through each canvas, working in color palettes that create atmospheric scenes. Subjects are emphasized in contrast to the subtle natural color and luminous glow that dominates each piece. In some work, figures are integrated into rain or mist. In others, trees stand dark and animated against subtly dramatic scenes.

Living and working in Vienna, Smolski incorporates his fascination with the ever-changing quality of light into fantastic and even romantic landscapes. Each smooth transition in the paint draws the viewer further into the experience, inviting exploration. He has recently participated in the 10th Florence Biennale in 2015.


The Magic Of Light

Taking inspiration from his personal journey, Bekir Smolski aims to give the viewer an opportunity to “explore their inner world."

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