Feliks Kaparchuk is a self-taught artist specializing in acrylic painting for 17 years.
He is best known for his signature blending style, which allows him to create instantly-recognizable vistas of electrifying color. Feliks communicates most powerfully through color itself, allowing striking blends, arrangements, and gradients of color to convey the rapture he feels with the world's beauty. His works possess an immediacy of feeling; the colors themselves evoking emotions almost like a musical arrangement.
Feliks' art is itself inspired by a global spirit. He is passionate about travel, which allows him to experience different cultures, architecture, and landscapes. While all these new inspirations inevitably make their way into his work, they are ultimately just affirmations of what he has pursued all along: a humble feeling of joy at the beauty of God's creation and the human spirit. Feliks' work radiates this awestruck perspective through color, and his life outside the paintings is part of this same spirit. He uses his platform to promote lesser-known artists and to give away a constant stream of free art education. He is constantly engaging with his supporters and encouraging them to throw themselves into their creative pursuits.
He made his name as one of the most prominent artists on social media, with a combined audience of over two million supporters all over the globe.
Since moving into the Fine Art space, Feliks has inspired global collectors to acquire his work. His artworks now hang in the homes of collectors in the U.S., Canada, France, Monaco, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Russia, and more. The global and multicultural nature of his audience and collectors is a testament to the emotional universality of his work.
Ultimately, Feliks is an experimenter at heart. He is never comfortable settling into one rhythm or technique for too long, and sees every work as an opportunity to challenge himself with new ideas. This creative restlessness has yielded much fruit already and Feliks cannot wait to uncover new horizons to explore in the world of color. Currently, these are four series born of his passionate and endless experimentalism: Abstract series, Cloud series, Blending series, and Landscape series
On a trip to Italy and the South of France in 2019, Feliks was deeply moved by the forms he observed in the architecture of the cities and towns he visited, as well as the trees, hills, and colors of the countryside. After a period of intense experimentation, these shapes and colors manifested in an entirely new move into abstraction. Feliks' abstract works present the viewer with a maximalist swirl of shapes and hues that for all its bustle and whimsy is strangely serene. Shapes and colors flow and cascade into one another, sometimes coalescing into hints of the real world in the midst of their dreamlike splendor. Everything is rendered in striking opacity with subtle and otherworldly variants on more familiar hues and precise, interlocking lines all painted carefully by hand. This series also contains some of Feliks’ more experimental pieces.
The mercurial nature of the ever-shifting clouds, the contrast of elegance and chaos: these are just some of the fascinations that turn Feliks's attention skyward for inspiration.Feliks has always been enamored with the mystery of clouds; how they can be vessels for light and shadow, and for all kinds of colors rarely seen elsewhere in nature. They are the parchment on which the language of light is written. In his Cloud Series, Feliks approaches those feelings of alternating awe, sanctity, majesty, and playfulness found in the clouds, speaking through color as he does so well.
Inspired by the minimalistic color experiments of artists like Mark Rothko and Yves Klein, Feliks sought a way to showcase his unique and renowned blending technique while also diverging from the maximalism for which he is known. Feliks found rich complexity in plumbing the depths of single colors, speaking in a language of hues and textures instead of realism and form. These works exude a meditative hum, filling any room with their singular energy and pulling the viewer into their worlds of color and emotion. Even in dramatic minimalism, Feliks retains his dedication to the emotive power of color, showing with his Blending Series how even a single color can speak volumes to the heart.
Landscapes were Feliks's first love and are the home to which he always finds himself returning, despite his many explorations with other styles and subjects. Feliks' landscapes, though rooted in realism, buzz with an undercurrent of the fantastic and transcendent. This surrealism best expresses itself through Feliks' choices of color. He uses unexpected and vibrant hues to give voice to the silent majesty of the land, expressing the overwhelming splendor we feel in our most humbling encounters with nature. To experience Feliks's landscapes is to feel his own brushes with God's creative beauty.