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karsten stier

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About me

Australian Artist specialising in Figurative, Social Commentary and Semi Abstract paintings.

I like to capture the fleeting glimpse that is usually experienced when a particular moment is seen in that first instant.

I’ve studied all the major techniques and styles and have always found that sticking with one particular artistic style or technique as being too restrictive, thus I like to bend the ‘rules’, and push beyond the boundaries. To experiment a lot more and incorporate the fusion of several techniques and styles. This gives me the freedom to remain more true to the mood of the artwork….

Some Historical Facts About My Art:

I have been dismissed from the Victorian Artist’s Society, twice. Once when I was 17, and the other time when I was 36. Both times because the people in charge did not believe that the paintings I had submitted for their annual exhibition were made by me. In their words they did not believe that someone my age could have the maturity to paint like that. I felt peeved, couldn’t be bothered to dispute them and never went back……......1972 and 1993

Joan Gough from Joan Gough Gallery once stated publicly at a major Contemporary Art Exhibition that in sheer technique I was unbeatable………………………………………1986

 

Art Prizes and Awards:

2nd Prize, Art Toppling tobacco……………………………………………...…..............................................................................…...……2015

3rd Prize, Art Toppling tobacco……………………………………….……….................................................................................……...…2014

1st Prize, Best Overall Artist, Herald Sun Art Show   ……………………....….......................................................……..... 1993

1st and 2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show  ……………….….............................................…….……....… 1992

2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show  …………..……….…………….........................................................………...1986

2nd Prize, Contemporary Arts Soc: Art Show  ……………….………………...........................................................………...1984

 

Represented:

Various  private  collections  throughout………………........................….. Australia, Europe, and  Japan

Formerly represented by ‘Gallery 112’, St.Kilda from……............…..2004 until they closed in 2010

Visually represented in the Warrnambool  Standard……….....................................……………………..……….2009

Featured on the front page of the Warrnambool Public Gallery Newsletter…………....…...2009

Visually represented in Art Book “Heart That Is Making A Difference”……………......................….2009

Visually represented in Art Book “Compassion, Courage & Friendship”..…........................…..2008

Featured on the front page of the Moyne Gazette………………………………….........................................…….2008

Featured on the Toyota “Money Myth” Exhibitioninvitations………................................……...……….…2008

Visually represented in the Warrnambool  Standard……………………..................................…..…………….2002

Visually represented on the Channel 7 News  Program……................…............................…………….….2002

Designed the Artwork for the Hawksdale’s ‘Funkiest  Toilet’…...........................................….……….…2002

Have Illustrated cover of Port Fairy Folk Festival Program  ……...........................................….…………1999

Visually represented in the Warrnambool  Standard…………….…..............................................................1997

Visually represented in the Art Almanac  ……………………......................................................................…..............1993

Visually represented in the Herald Sun  ………………….…..................…..................................................……………...1993

Have Illustrated for Australian Penthouse Magazine  …….........................................................…1981, 1982

 

Selected Exhibitions:

Art Toppling tobacco……………………………..………………………................................................................................…………......2015

Art Toppling tobacco……………………………..…………............................................................................……………...…………......2014

Regularly exhibited in ‘Scope Galleries’, Warrnambool….……..............……....…..…2009 until 2013

Art Toppling tobacco……………………………………………….....……………............................................................................….....2012

Regularly exhibited in ‘Gallery112’, St.Kilda from……….............................….…………....… 2004 until 2010

Invitational, Group Exhibition, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool………………..................……….….2010

Solo Exhibition, Warrnambool Public Gallery, Vic…………………….…….………....................................…..2009

Invitational, Group Exhibition, Scope Galleries, Warrnambool……..............……….……..…......2009

Invitational, “Survey” Exhibition,  Warrnambool Public Gallery…………….................…..……….2009

Biblio Art Award………………………………………………….…….…..................................................................................….….…….….2009

Linden Postcard Show…………………………...……......................................................................……………………….……..……2009

Toyota Community Spirit Gallery “Money Myth”exhibition…….….....................….…….………….2008

Linden Postcard Show……………………...…………………………………….......................................................................…….…2008

Bid 4 Freedom…………………………………………………….…......................................................................................………………...2008

Linden Postcard Show……………………...…………….....................................................................……………….…….…….……2007

Solo Exhibition, Artifact Gallery, Ballarat Vic  ….……....................................…................................………….1995

Contemporary Arts Society, Vic ………………………..........….……………........................................................…….……1992

Solo Exhibition, Bluestone Gallery, Vic ……………….................…..................................................…………...……..1991

Three Man Exhibition, Joan Gough Gallery, Vic …………................................…...................……………....1986

Contemporary Arts Society, Vic ……………………….................................................................................….…………1986

Knokke-Heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt ………..........................................................................1986

Glenroy Art Group, Vic …………………………………...............................................................................................................1986

Knokke-Heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt ……….........................................................................1985

Glenroy Art Group, Vic……………………………………………………………........................................................................…….1985

Contemporary Arts Society, Vic ……………………….............................................................….………………..…….…1985

Group Exhibition, New York ………………………...…….................,........................................................,,,,,,...........……....1985

Glenroy Art Group, Vic……………………………………… ….....................................................................…………..…………....1984

Knokke-Heist International Exhibition, Frankfurt …….......................…..................................................1984

World Exhibition, Hamburg ………………………………………….…........................................................................………..1984

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