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Peter Barelkowski

My art education began with an MA from the University and continued at Goldsmith College, Ontario College of Art in Toronto (1985 – 1988) and less formally - in London, England ( Camden Arts Centre ) and Norway, where I was street performing for tourists during the late 70's.
In 2008 I became a member of the Ontario Society of Artists and I sat on the OSA Executive Council till 2012 . I joined the Propeller Art Gallery, a non-profit artist-run centre in 2008.

I am fascinated about human conditions. Through my work I explore the human experience of loneliness and isolation - creating a paradox between joyful colours and darker subject matter. My artistic work has consistently been an exploration of the past, strongly rooted in history. Working with a minimalistic approach, I leave space for viewers to explore and wander through simple visual trails.

My paintings are in private collections in Europe, USA, Korea and Canada.


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