Stefan Telep – an “unprofessional” painter

I already talked about what became my first encounter with naive art – Miro Potoma from Slovakia. Through getting to know his work and exhibitions, and through exchanging some insights with Rich Custer, I came across Stefan Telep from Poland. I found it telling that he would put the words “unprofessional painter” on his online portfolio. He exhibited with Potoma in Svidnik, Slovakia, a year ago, and I can only imagine how memorable it must have been to see and compare the two naive Rusyn artists side by side in a joint show. I am pointing out one of his winter landscapes because I haven’t posted any winter paintings yet, and also because we all know how hard it is to paint…well, snow.

Untitled winter landscape by Stefan Telep