West Coast “Illuminism” Artist Leszek Waladyslaw Forczek
unexpectedly crossed the “rainbow threshold” on
May 20, 2019 at the age of 72.
Illuminism painting relates to the mysteries of Light and Darkness,
the underlying realities of nature, the cosmos, and the individual soul.
Color is at the heart of Forczek’s engaging, elegant and thoughtful
sensibility. His work is based on Goethe’s color theory as developed
by Rudolf Steiner; and English-born, Dutch-resident artist and color
therapist Liane Collot d’Herbois. Forczek stumbled upon a solo
exhibition of Collot’s paintings in Colmar, France, a turning
point in his young life. Her breakthrough work on Light, Color
& Darkness encouraged Forczek to a life-long development of
Illuminism as an artistic and spiritual path.
Forczek wrote that Rudolf Steiner “actively responded to the
request of artists such as Kandinsky and Mondrian who were
searching for a spiritual meaning in painting, during a time of
chaos and crisis... Steiner provided artists with a new basis to
approach art, color, and painting, making countless references
to the correlation of light, color and darkness with thinking,
feeling and willing. This understanding of color as integral to
the evolution of the human being—both cosmic and physical—
was able to endow art with a healing and spiritual property.”
Forczek’s paintings are characterized by their unique sense of
luminosity, space, and movement, harmonizing the inner and
outer aspects of Light, Color and Darkness: this balance of
inner and outer is in its essence, beauty, art and life. He taught
throughout the US for over 18 years.
His last major project, Topaz Mountain, four years in the
making, was a unique chromatic animation of landscape
paintings accompanied by compelling poetry and music. It
is a transformational statement, mysterious and luminous, on
the beauty and vulnerability of mountains, lakes, and glaciers.
Forczek’s work is in public and private collections
throughout North America. Discover more at his website
www.bluepieta.com or by contacting CasseWaldman Forczek
(707-349-4042 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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