Stanislas Piechaczek

French-Australian artist Stanislas Piechaczek brings to life on canvas a creatively distinct blend of vivid colours and silhouetted figures in various quirky scenes and interiors. His style is an unusual combination of relaxed calm and jazzed up activity depicting figures eating, sun baking, chatting and chilling in the laid back atmosphere. The canvas is a place where imagination exists side by side with a flattened, distorted perspective in uplifting clarity.

Born in Issoudun a small town in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France, Stan then moved to the seaside town of Biarritz in the French Basque Country in south-western France and from there came to Australia. From an early age, Stan was drawing and writing poetry which developed over the years into a passionate love of painting and for the past four years he has practiced his art every day. Inspired by all that is around him and his surfer lifestyle, Stan's colourful, abstracted style of paintings are imaginative scenes of different places characterised by imperfectly marked objects, shapes and darkened figures he calls either silhouettes or shadows. Stan explains,

'In the case that I haven't personally linked the shadows or silhouettes to real persons, they carry both the same meaning.They don't have skin colour
nor gender - they are simply whoever you want them to be or even no-one, sometimes just the result of a mood or feeling.'

Stan often takes a very intuitive and fluid approach to his painting process. He will modify and arrange elements and re-paint voluntary mistakes to create texture, lines and marks. The work is created with a complex layering of colourful acrylics and pastels in Riviera blue-greens, orange-pinks, sunny yellows and reds. Stan elaborates,
‘I sometimes start from scratch, paint away and create the story as it goes. I find this therapeutic as I often draw elements directly from my
emotions. Sometimes everything is planned and everything works according to the plan. Sometimes I use a bit of all those processes.'

While his process is continually evolving and experimenting, Stan is also constantly learning from different artists. He is not directly influenced by anyone in particular but nonetheless acknowledges the styles and techniques of the great painters of the past such as Cezanne, Monet and Matisse. He draws creativity from musical greats, especially singer-songwriters and poets like Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf and lately he has found creative and emotional inspiration with all types of classical music. Stan continues to experiment with his art from which he draws much pleasure and his style evolves to reflect his life and his journey.

Stan has participated in numerous solo exhibitions in Australia and 'Le marché' is Stan's first Solo Exhibition with Gallery One. Stan was a finalist in the Clayton Utz Art Award and his work is held in collections both in Australia and overseas.


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Sweet Road by Stanislas PiechaczekSweet Road
Acrylic on Canvas
64 x 79 cm
Floating by Stanislas PiechaczekFloating
Acrylic on Canvas
64 x 79 cm
Dimanché by Stanislas PiechaczekDimanché
Acrylic on Canvas
152 x 304 cm
Neutral by Stanislas PiechaczekNeutral
Acrylic on Canvas
122 x 152 cm
Paulo by Stanislas PiechaczekPaulo
Acrylic on Canvas
64 x 79 cm
ORO by Stanislas PiechaczekORO
acrylic and Gold Leaf on Canvas
200 x 200 cm
Turquoise by Stanislas PiechaczekTurquoise
Acrylic on Canvas
152 x 152 cm
11 Palm Drive by Stanislas Piechaczek11 Palm Drive
Acrylic on Canvas
170 x 200 cm
Blue hat by Stanislas PiechaczekBlue hat
Acrylic on Canvas
64 x 76 cm
Brianna by Stanislas PiechaczekBrianna
Acrylic on Canvas
165 x 200 cm
Stanislas by Stanislas PiechaczekStanislas
Acrylic on Canvas
165 x 200 cm
Olive by Stanislas PiechaczekOlive
Acrylic on Canvas
203 x 233 cm
Poinciana by Stanislas PiechaczekPoinciana
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
250 x 400 cm
Remoucho` by Stanislas PiechaczekRemoucho`
Acrylic on Canvas
203 x 233 cm
Another by Stanislas PiechaczekAnother
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
152 x 152 cm
Couscous by Stanislas PiechaczekCouscous
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
200 x 200 cm
Le marché by Stanislas PiechaczekLe marché
Acrylic on Canvas
200 x 310 cm
Peaches en regalia by Stanislas PiechaczekPeaches en regalia
Acrylic on Canvas
152 x 304 cm
Rose Pamplemousse by Stanislas PiechaczekRose Pamplemousse
Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas
200 x 200 cm
S.A.I by Stanislas PiechaczekS.A.I
Acrylic & Gold Leaf on Canvas
190 x 220 cm
Tea for two by Stanislas PiechaczekTea for two
Acrylic on Canvas
205.5 x 249 cm