Kurt Rostek says:
I have for the most part been self educated, with the exception of doing a visual arts diploma from Centennial College, and two years in the Fine Arts program at York University.
In a slightly different discipline I have an Architectural Technologist Certificate, from Ryerson Polytechnical University.
As far as being a serious Artist, I don’t remember not painting with the knowledge that this was my life, and would continue to pursue a creative path over and above any other distraction to come my way.
My explorations as an Artist have lead me to determine that style is a trap of limitations. Change & reinvention lead to resolution.
Taking a look through this catalogue will prove if nothing else that the path of human life does not have to be limited by external expectations but can be as self determined, and varied as any individual wants it to be, and still maintain, focus and purpose.
Every inspiration I have had has allowed me a look at my creative path differently, and I have interpreted it in the visual language that gives clarity to my vision.
Artistic movements that have had an impact on my life include; The Bauhaus, Constructivism, Cubism, Abstract Expressionism, & the Automatistes.