Marek Herburt

Marek Herburt is a South Australian artist who came to Australia from Poland in the 1980s. At the time, Marek was totally fascinated with the influence of light over colour and form. In recent years Marek has developed a colour technique that brings a different perspective to Australian landscapes.

“My recent works demonstrate a deep fascination with Australian flora and landscape. In a semi-abstracted, impressionistic style and a vibrant palette I try to capture the intense and enduring harshness of the Australian countryside, while at the same time depicting the energy, life and beauty that landscape evokes.”

Marek Herburt

Marek Herburt is a South Australian artist who came to Australia from Poland in the 1980s. At the time, Marek was totally fascinated with the influence of light over colour and form. In recent years Marek has developed a colour technique that brings a different perspective to Australian landscapes.

“My recent works demonstrate a deep fascination with Australian flora and landscape. In a semi-abstracted, impressionistic style and a vibrant palette, I try to capture the intense and enduring harshness of the Australian countryside, while at the same time depicting the energy, life and beauty that landscape evokes.”

Artist's Statement

I am absolutely in awe of the beauty in Australian flora. The complexity and variety of plant life intermixed with the vibrancy of colours is an ideal opportunity for me to apply an observation technique to colours in nature. I learned this technique while studying at the Lodz Academy of Arts. The technique is based on seeing colour through an opposite and contrasting colour, creating a dynamic display.

My paintings are the result of three factors: what I see in nature, what I know about colours in nature, and what works best for the unique depiction in every painting.

The ‘air perspective’ in my paintings, which exists in nature, is also a result of observation. The warm colours in first plan and colder colours in remount parts of landscape create a perception of space and distance. Observation of colours in nature is my great passion and underlies my desire for painting.

Marek Herburt in Studio