Mark Stosiak is a Montreal-based painter. He creates trippy, psychedelic paintings with Acrylics paints. His work centers on altered states of consciousness and reality.
Mark studied Illustration and Design at Dawson college in Montreal.
After spending a few years designing websites and 17 years as a Toy designer, he was inspired to take all the skills he’d learned and pursue a career in the fine arts.
As humans, so overwhelmed with the trails of life, we tend to forget who we really are. With my art I make people pause, and take a deeper look.
Images and inspiration can come at any time. Whether meditating, walking in the city, or being in nature. It can come as an idea or feeling I want to convey, or as a fully formed image. I see myself as a channel for creativity rather than the actual creator. By quieting my mind and observing, I let the painting tell me what it needs next.
Building up colour and form with layers of transparent acrylic paint, I allow it to evolve as it needs to. As paintings progress they take on dreamlike qualities where time, space and matter overlap and intermingle, the edges lost, if they ever existed at all…
Great art has the power to awaken something within us, a sense of awe and wonder towards the artwork and the world.
In my Paintings, I explore fleeting visionary experiences, dreams, visions of other realms and planes of reality. Being able to suspend thought for just a moment, we can remember that there is much more going on than we realize.