“I try to translate depth and intuition to the viewer in hopes we can have a conversation and a connection,”
Marcel Rozek (b. 1992) is an abstract colorfield artist based out of Akron, Ohio. His work is concentrated on interactions between color and transparency. He is noted for using a stain painting style technique by liquefying oil paint and pouring it directly onto raw canvas. This technique creates puddles of color that overlap and extend into one another while sinking into the canvas. He earned his bachelors degree in studio art from Myers School of Art with a minor in painting and drawing in 2017. Since then, collectors from Istanbul, London, and Rome and other cities all over the world have displayed his artwork.

Originally from Akron, Ohio, and now located in Los Angeles, California, Marcel Rozek creates richly layered compositions using a staining technique pioneered by the early abstractionists and Washington Color School artists. He aligns himself with these influential artists, most notably Morris Louis.

Pushing beyond the technical successes of his predecessors and creating a new branch in the tree of color field painting, Marcel’s approach focuses on discovery and experimentation, exploring the possibilities of the medium by combining elements of technical innovation with the investigation of the creative processes of past masters. Beginning with liquefied paint, Rozek mixes and dilutes the mixture before pouring it directly onto raw unprimed canvas allowing the paint to generate organic shapes and movement. This method creates puddles of color that overlap and extend into one anotherwhile soaking into the canvas. Though sometimes using acrylic paint, he stands by the traditional and classic medium of oil paint. As the colors converge, overlap, blend, and bend, they absorb at different rates creating unique color families and blurry, spectral forms. The result is a fresh and vibrant approach to color field painting in the form of expanses of vivid color that coexist with negative space and shape. Rozek considers his work to be a process of discovery, with each artwork being a test and experimentation into the unknown. For Marcel, the most crucial question for his work and creative approach is: “What’s possible?”