Joel Masewich

Joel Masewich is a professional visual artist working full-time for the past 25 years. His paintings can be found in many private and corporate collections. Joel is an abstract painter, working with acrylic and mixed media. His multi-layered imaginary works represent his emotional response to landscapes, and sometimes to events or ideas. Many of his paintings are strongly horizontal and contain visual references to water or light. His vivid colours are sharply contrasting, as if lit by direct sunlight. Art collectors are drawn to the immediate, fresh quality of his works which crosses the boundary between landscape and abstract art.

His technique is to layer the paints, then intermix them with palette knives and brushes, living a sharp and lively interplay of colour. Joel now includes collage elements to his works that involves stainless steel shapes, which are laser cut and applied to the canvas.

Joel Masewich lives in a rural area, in the hamlet of Salem, which sits on the outskirts of the village of Elora, southwestern Ontario. He is active in the local art community, but also travels widely to show his work in galleries and exhibitions.

“By combining various media, stainless steel and acrylic paint, I try to capture the feeling and create a bridge to the expressive quality of the moment, the multiple ways of seeing a landscape, the hidden compositions of colour and texture, and the hidden energy we all sense in the land – abstracting a cascading stream into gestures of colour and light.”

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