January 1, 2022
ArtSpirit Studio, Hong Kong
In June of 2020 I entered my fourth decade of professional, freelance colour and mural artistry for architectural environments both interior and exterior.
Since my permanent move to Hong Kong 2008, most of the artistry here in the east has been completed on mainland China and in Hong Kong. Other Asian countries have included Taiwan, Philippines, North and South Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia.
work occurred in Europe where I began then North America, both Canada and USA including Alaska and Hawaii.
Artistry has been accomplished in the widest variety of settings...in private residences, owned and rented, business offices, commercial shops
and industrial spaces, restaurants and cafes, spaces for yoga, eurythmy and meditation, a childrens library in Beijing, China, numberous private and public classrooms, entrances and corridors in schools and playful spaces for the young in the home. Care homes
for the elderly in several countries have also been been completed.
Building facades, entrance lobbies, corridors, stairwells, ceilings, countless spaces for various uses...nearly all has been completed...and much is possible.
My areas of expertise are the following:
This is what I would call the base of my skills. Lazure is a method conceived by the scientist/artist Rudolf Steiner at the start of the 20th century. Though the principals of lazure
were introduced by him as early as 1911, the practice is still today very rarely known by professional contemporary architects and designers.
Lazure has the power to transform architectural space. How does it transform? It accomplishes this
through the painterly application of, pure, translucent or transparent color in multi-layered, wash-glazes of various hues, tones and strengths. These applications 'play' in unison...inter-mingling with available light sources, either natural or artificial,
to create ambient, atmospheric moods. The results are not possible with conventional opaque wall paints.
MONUMENTAL MURAL PAINTINGS
are then derived from lazure painting. Imaginative compositions, either rhythmical, free-moving dance like
'abstract' ...or representational depictions with recognizable objects and subjects have the power of heightening the lazure method and exemplifies a fuller unique esthetic for our time.
STUDIO ART FOR ARCHITECTURAL SETTINGS
pastels and canvas paintings, framed and ready to mount. Global shipping is possible.
Your questions are welcome. Pricing is can be negotiable.
John Stolfo, master colourist, lazurist and muralist
ArtSpirit Studio Hong
+852 6563 2492 (also Whatsapp)
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