Tuesday, October 4, 2016

nuit blanche performance

Presenting to you:

iridescent story pieces
by aleks bartosik

Beki Bobrovski
Em Leonard

filmed and edited by OliilO
music from Dosem - Beach Kisses ( Joris Voorn Green Mix, 2009)

The team also went out and renegaded near the beautiful Death of the Sun art installation by Director X.  Thank you to those that helped us make this happen, you know who you are! 

Here are some abstract photos from the experience:

© aleks Bartosik, iridescent story pieces in front of the Death of the Sun by 
Director X. digital print (2016)
© aleks Bartosik.  iridescent story pieces in front of the Death of the Sun by Director X. digital print, 2016

© aleks Bartosik.  iridescent story pieces in front of the Death of the Sun by Director X.  digital print, 2016.

© aleks Bartosik.  iridescent story pieces in front of the Death of the Sun by Director X.  digital print, 2016.

Saturday, October 1, 2016


NUIT BLANCHE :: 145 QUEEN ST W (University & York)

I present to You 


  a short art performance in collaboration with very talented 

9:30pm* 10:30pm * 11:30pm * 12:30am *2am *3am

iridescent story pieces is an art installation created by visual artist aleks Bartosik  (ALeKs BaRtosiK ART).  This is a body of work that the artist has been exploring for over a year, creating different formations, such as a dome, a kinetic sculpture, and a series of performances in collaboration with cross-disciplinary performers.   This is a piece that is in constant change and presented in it's different formations - let the colours tell you a story. 

Over the duration of Nuit Blanche, and held in conjunction with Wiggly EventsWiGGLY Street ~ Nuit Blanche on 145 Queen St W (University & York),  iridescent story pieces performance will run about every hour for 8 minutes, starting at 9:30pm.  Working in collaboration with performance artist and dancers, Aurorah, Em Leonard, and Beki Bobrovski, (and a few surprise character appearances) the performance will evolve, transform, engage, and build into an imaginary world, or a play-ground of sorts, for ‘the adult’ (and child alike), as the fantastical creatures dance amongst and within the crowd.  

iridescent story pieces performance explores the boundaries between the real and the imaginary, I would like to take you by the hand and lead you into my maze of pictorial creations and fantastical creatures that will take you to places you never been and show you things you never seen.   
______aleks Bartosik

see YOU at Nuit Blanche!

© aleks Bartosik iridescent story pieces (2016)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mid-OCTOBER in Kingston, ON

If you're in Kingston (Ontario) in mid-October, come and check out Queen's University's Project for Homecoming titled Creative Expressions of Teaching and Learning.  This exhibit runs from October 1 through October 31.

"Much of what we do to enhance teaching and learning at Queen's 
focuses on teaching practices, learning outcomes, course design, 
etc.  While these are incredibly important, we can sometimes miss
the creative element of teaching and learning in higher education.
This month-long exhibit aims to display and celebrate the creativity 
of teaching and learning that contributes greatly to student 
learning."      __ Queen's

Creative Expressions will exhibit the following artifacts 
in a number of spaces on campus throughout the month 
of October 2016 with several interactive components 
during Homecoming 2016 (October 14-16).  Passport 
booklets and maps will be available in Grant Hall. As 
part of these artifacts, my Iridescent Story Pieces 
will be featured at Grant Hall. 

Iridescent Story PiecesGrant Hall 

Friday, October 14, 2016, 1:00 - 6:00pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 8:30am - 12:00pm

for more info visit:

© aleks Bartosik, 2016.  Whitehorse Nuit Blanche

Thursday, August 18, 2016

There is MUCH to update since I last posted in May 2016… but for this Blog entry, I'd like to get to what's on NOW.

I'm honoured to be asked by Sheila Mitchell of "Art For All Canada Inc" to have my work on display at the Carlton Cinema (The Carlton Gallery) located in Toronto until NOVEMBER 8th! If anyone is interested in purchasing any work, please contact Sheila Mitchell or me directly. Hope you get a chance to visit the Cinema, located at 20 Carlton St. (at Yonge St.) Open daily from 1pm to 10pm.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


Six designers will battle it out on the catwalk!
No street wear here, this is a competition of edgy creativity

The audience and a panel of three judges will decide who will be crowned The Super Wonder FASHION WAR Champion


* Danielle La Brie (Last Champion) * Allie Wood * Ashley Bullok * Kassie Tastic * Aleks Bartosik * Nadia Versace *
HOSTED by Christian Aldo
Super Wonder Gallery :: 876 Bloor St. W
Call to reserve preferred seating. Door $15 show starts at 10pm
Super Wonder Gallery - 416-516-5457

Saturday, April 30, 2016

performance in Toronto

It's a lovely week-end for a city stroll. If you're in TORONTO and around Bloor Street West, I invite you to come by and check out my window installation and performances at Super Wonder Gallery (876 Bloor st W and Ossington).  

Today I will be doing a painting performance sometime in the late afternoon (after 3:30pm) and again tonight for the opening at 8pm and 11pm.  Also on Sunday some time in the afternoon.  If you're out and about - do say hello - would be lovely to see you!  Also, if you're on a schedule, please call the gallery to make sure it's open.

I am also showing some paintings in the exhibition (Figurative Exhibition), opening tonight, Saturday April 30th at 8pm, however, there is a cover of 10$, free during the day (hrs 1-8pm, or call the gallery).

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

EXPOSED :: Toronto

EXPOSED: a photography exhibition
curated by Daniel Anaka

Sunday, March 6, 2016

FRIDAY MARCH 11: Super Wonder Gallery Show

… something a little new and different for me. I'm very excited.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


Hello friends,

I'm pleased to announce that I am now a Professor at Humber College teaching art!  I'm honoured and excited to be on board and would like to share with you our first project at the NEW studio building: Humber Art Commons on Lakeshore Campus.  Come visit! 

Monday, November 23, 2015


    super wonder gallery presents:

The Amazing Sci-Fi Show is a celebration of science fiction in popular culture through contemporary art.  Over 80 Toronto artists will unveil hundreds of their latest paintings, sculptures and installations immortalizing spaced-out heroes, quirky robots, bizarre aliens, galactic beauties and spaceships traveling to far off worlds!  A universe of paintings and sculptures inspired by science fiction camp and outer-space spectacle!

FRIDAY 4 & SATURDAY 5 December 2015 Door $10
super wonder gallery
876 Bloor St W, Toronto

FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/923614254354711/

TUESDAY: art battle

tuesday  november 24
great hall, toronto
1087 queen st w TO ON M6J 1H3

teams against teams
cities against cities

THIS happened a ART BATTLE last night!
© aleks Bartosik
"thoughts" 2015
acrylic on canvas

photo credit: andrew john


Featuring work by over 125 artists! The results are an extensive collection of unique ‘cabinets of curiosity’ in simple uniform frames each 6x6"

building her fictions (2015) acrylic on watercolour paper, photos, iridescent film, 6x6"
building her fictions (DETAIL), 2015 

Monday, November 9, 2015

NOVEMBER: Rhinocéros - a play directed by Pierre Gregory

Hello my French-speaking friends, ... and everyone interested in theatre and art! 

This month - I'm pleased to announce that I have collaborated with a very talented play-writer/director, Pierre Gregory, on a French play that he directed titled :  Rhinocéros, written by Eugene Inoesco. The play will be held at l’auditorium de Gabrielle-Roy on 14 Pembroke St. (corner of Dundas/Sherbourne).
This is a *special* project for me because I got to collaborate with Oliver da Silva in creating the costumes for the cast.   Not only is Oliver da Silva a very talented sculptor, he also happens to be my partner and best friend.  

A new BLOG with images of the sculptural costumes coming soon! 

Head dress designs by aleks Bartosik and Oliver da Silva.  
Photo credit: F.Guillet.