"IN OBSERVING THE ART, IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND FIRST THAT THE ART ITSELF IS A DEFINITION OF 2 DIMENSIONAL SPACE. THE NEXT LAYER IS THE OBJECT THAT DEFINES THAT SPACE. IN THIS CASE IT IS THE FIGURE IN THE PAINTING. THE EDGES OF THE CANVAS ARE THE BOUNDARIES [OR THRESHOLD] THAT DEFINES THE SPACE AND CONTAINS THE ART." –Brian Biedul, artist.
Brian Biedul was born in Colorado Springs in 1955, but spent the better part of his youth in Europe where his love for art began. He followed his first art class under the instruction of Siegfried Hahn, while living in Paris. After he moved back to the United States he lived in several cities before settling down in Los Angeles.
Brian started his artistic career with painting traditional figurative realism, but moved on to creating nonobjective paintings. This phase was followed by a transitional period of working with installations and earthworks and it was here that Brian began exploring what he calls theoretical architecture.
Brian Biedul is a sculptor of space. His work is about defining the threshold between the inside and outside of conceptually articulated space, which he calls theoretical architecture. "I am a sculptor of space," explains Brian Biedul. "My work is about defining the threshold between the inside and outside of conceptually articulated space." Combining his passion for form with his explorations into theoretical architecture, Brian began work on 'Spaces,' a series in three phases. The first phase is entitled 'Rectangles' and uses the human figure to articulate the space. The works, all 52 x 32 inches, are traditional oil paintings on canvas, where the edge of the canvas becomes the threshold.
The second phase will follow the first phase in execution – oil on canvas – and will be named 'Squares.' The third phase, 'Cubes,' will be large sculptures in approximately 78" cubes, again articulated by the human form. -B-
For those who live in – or will be visiting – Los Angeles, Brian Biedul has an opening at the ASID Beverly Hills Garden & Design Showcase at The Historic Greystone Mansion (October 25) and the Raw Space exhibition on 11/3 at DCA Fine Art in Santa Monica.
Brian Biedul's 'Rectangles' will appear in a hardcover art book, 'Male Nude Next' written by David Leddick for Rizzoli Publishing. The book is scheduled for release in Summer 2008 and will also feature the work of Chuck Close and David Hockney.
BRIAN BIEDUL | BEAUTIFUL