Pal B. Stock
Pal B. StockHeartbeat (triptych), 2017beeswax, encaustic, oil on wood panel200 x 315 cm
78 3/4 x 124 1/8 in
Pal B. StockWhite light, 2017beeswax, encaustic, oil paint on wood panel79 x 119 cm
31 1/8 x 46 7/8 in
Pal B. StockBlame it to the rain, 2018acrylic on ESG glass mounted on wooden panel150 x 130 cm
59 1/8 x 51 1/8 in
Pal B. Stock was born on 1964 in Debrecen, Hungary. He grew up in a poor, but loving, family in difficult times. The political climate and corruption ultimately forced him to leave Hungary in 1987. His first stop was Germany and then, in 1995, Pal moved to New York. In New York, he studied at the Parsons School of Art and Design, where he met an inspiring circle of artists and began to explore different media for his work. During this period, Pal developed his unique technique using beeswax, oil paint and wood. Working with beeswax had a powerful magnetic attraction for him. The molten wax evoked childhood images of reading and working by candlelight, the only source of light in his modest home. Now troubled with an irreparable sight issue, all that is far away for Pal is lost in shades. "My day and my work are shaped by the search for light." The backgrounds of his paintings are simple and monochrome, allowing the color and light in the foreground to be more powerful. His masterful technique allows him to craft a radiant glow that transcends the transparency of the wax. Pal has lived and worked in Berlin since 2010 and is a member of the Wax Encaustic Society. His pictures are part of major private and corporate collections in the USA, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and France.
PAL B. STOCK: IRREVERSIBLEKahan Art Space Budapest July 5 - 28, 2018The exhibition project "Irreversible" is about the impossibility of finding the moment, the desire, the lost feeling. It's about what each of us had to leave behind for various reasons.
MASCH | BERSZÁN | STOCK: ABSTRACT FEELINGSAugust 24 - September 2, 2017 Anaid Art Gallery BerlinThe exhibition "Abstract Feelings" presents three artistic approaches which construct and deconstruct the mental identity through abstract art.
PAL B. STOCK: SPLASH OF LOVEApril 27 - July 8, 2017 Anaid Art Gallery Berlin'Splash of Love', the new picture series by artist Pal B. Stock, plays with all the many facets of love and life. As in his earlier work, Pal remains close to what moves us, exploring life and its ephemeral nature.