Robert Achtemichuk

What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder.

Artist Statement

At the heart of Achtemichuk’s artistic practice is repetition: the same back alley, or city street, or roofscape, in succeeding seasons, in all kinds of weather, at different times of day becomes a study of light in its many manifestations. “My backyard stoop offers a place where I sometimes experience deep emotion,” says Robert Achtemichuk. “What I see becomes a sort of visual illumination, like a match struck unexpectedly in the dark, a gift, lighting my path into wonder. The reflection of a moment becomes paint and process.” In painting his own neighbourhood, Achtemichuk has succeeded in finding a subject and making it fully his.

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