Significant Art

Chicago, Illinois · 9 Sales


Significant Art

Chicago, Illinois 9 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Marta Sytniewski

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Marta Sytniewski


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Bella La Mode

Bella La Mode on Nov 20, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Wow, Not only a beautiful work of art but as an art collector I strongly believe this painting will be a great investment as Marta is a very talented young artist who is definitely going to make a name in the art world. Thanks!

Anonymous on Feb 14, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautifully done and step by step process given by artist with pictures is amazing. You have to have a painting done and spread the word these type of Artist come every so often a truly gifted and special person.

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My greatest passion and calling in life is to help people through my art.

My greatest passion and calling in life is to help people through my art. After an examination of the history of contemporary art and analysis of postmodern art theory, I began to formulate an independent art theory representative of my artwork. I believe that today’s art can be educational, through deliberate allegories and symbolisms, and that its informative potential can be socially constructive. While postmodern art tends to deconstruct beliefs and expose problems, I believe that art could suggest solutions to problems, alternative actions and encourage hope for a positive outcome. In order to address a diverse audience with positive messages, I utilize traditional and contemporary painting styles, reference social sciences, current events and everyday situations. I aim to maximize the informative potential of my work, to stress its emotionally charged presentation and to continually improve upon its technical and aesthetic appeal.

In composing my large allegorical paintings, I first decide what I would like to teach my audience. Then I conduct research on the subject, decide how to best communicate that knowledge visually, sketch a few compositions, recruit models, and finally paint. My artwork is often painted across multiple canvases and incorporates mixed media. The contemporary art scene, in an effort to redefine art and the artists, has moved further away from technical skill and traditional painting methods. I believe that it is time for a change: instead of rejecting and scrutinizing classical realist painting, art today has the capability to utilize the heights of traditional painting with the pinnacles of contemporary art.

I have studied art academically at Northeastern Illinois University and Wilbur Wright College, independently from literature and practice, and privately in apprenticeship with my mom, Anna Jelen, M.F.A., since early childhood. My work is available for sale online. I am also available for commission to paint oil painting on canvas as well as murals and frescoes.

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  • Marta Sytniewski

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    My greatest passion and calling in life is to help people through my art. I offer technically difficult, educative, socially constructive, original, & aesthetically valuable paintings based on my Significant Art Theory + portraits & custom commission

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Last updated on March 23, 2011

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