Michael R. Sikorski



Contact Information

Philadelphia, PA
e-mail: Michael Sikorski
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Artist Statement
Creating artwork is a lifelong passion. I feel an innate need to paint and share my images and with others. The entire creative process that each piece of art takes, from conception to completion, excites me. Painting is also a form of meditation as well; the peace of mind that creating art offers me is unsurpassed.

I design my paintings so that the eye glides effortlessly over the canvas. I strive to have some semblance of dimension within the painting itself. I emphasize this by using a bright color palette and a accentuating the contrast between light and dark areas of the painting. I am trying to make the painting completely rendered. To achieve this, I dilute the acrylic paint with water until it becomes a very thin wash and use a hair dryer between each wash to expedite this technique.

Most of my ideas are derived from the visual imagery of the city, where the inorganic is juxtaposed with the organic. Observing nature alongside human made objects inspires me because I also have an intense interest in the natural world. Graphic design elements such as sharp detailed lines and bold colors have been influenced by my interest in video games. I combine these interests in my paintings to incite dialog and thought amongst my viewers.

Selected Exhibitions

Balance Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Utrechet Art Window, Philadelphia, PA

Tavern on Green, Philadelphia, PA

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Waterworks Art Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Open Studios Tours, Philadelphia, PA

Fairmount Waterworks Arts Festival, Philadelphia, PA

Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Club of Bala Cynwyd, Bala Cynwyd, PA

Fresh Fields Center City, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, Philadelphia, PA

Mullica Hills Arts Annual, Mullica Hills, NJ

Fairmount Park Art Fest, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts annual, Philadelphia, PA

Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts annual, Philadelphia, PA

Gallery at Cedar Hollow, Malvern, PA


Studio Visits Magazine, Open Studio Press, Boston, MA


Self taught

Images copyright © Michael R. Sikorski

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