brian biedul

Brian Biedul was born in Colorado Springs in 1955 and soon thereafter moved to Europe with his family. He spent the better part of his early youth in Europe where his love of art began. While living in Paris he was enrolled in his first art class under the instruction of Siegfried Hahn. After returning to America he spent time in various cities across the United States including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles where he later settled. In 1984 he graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design where soon thereafter taught saturday figure drawing classes.

Biedul's artistic development can be divided into several distinct periods. In his early years he painted traditional figurative realism. Later he began creating nonobjective paintings. He followed with a transitional period of working with installations and earthworks. It was here that he began exploration into what he calls Theoretical Architecture. In 1994 he created a fictitious artist for a film entitled Lazlo: A Portrait of the Artist In White. Biedul co-created with Paul Binkley this short film that was a critical commentary on contemporary art. After the film was completed, Biedul discovered that his entire body of work including documentation had been destroyed in an accident. As a result, he took an eight year break from creating art. It was the death of a close personal friend that brought him back to his passion. "The truth about art lies in the artists' ability to see the world acutely. Drawing and painting are what keeps the artistic eye clear."

Combining his passion for form with his explorations into theoretical architecture he began work on Spaces, a series in three phases. The first phase is entitled Rectangles using the human figure to articulate the space. Brian Biedul currently resides in Santa Monica, California with his wife Dawn Rosenquist.