ARTIST STATEMENT

Do you like getting lost on purpose? I love it. I always prefer local road – over the highway, and it usually leads me to the most interesting places.

Often, the landscapes I paint come to life as a result of me getting literally lost. There, at the very end of the map in peace and solitude, I can reflect on the surrounding world. Later, back at the studio, I search for ways to transfer my impressions onto the canvas. It has always been my paramount goal to imbue the painting with the emotions, forms, colors or sometimes even with the after-images that the place has left within me.

When creating I like to get lost in various ways looking for and testing new media, forms and techniques. Sometimes from that momentary chaos things emerge which stand in opposition to the calming landscapes that have inspired me beforehand. Surreal demons appear that dwell in most of us, just under the skin or deeper within.

I see art as a path that takes me somewhere. It is my meditation and a way to achieve my peace. I hope there is no end to this path as there should always be something worth discovering.

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Paiting series:

BLINKERED

Blinkered is a section of the world seen through a photographic lens and translated into the language of abstract painting. Author invites us to engage in aesthetic vivisection of the work and to inspect the hidden details on the surface. It has the effect of dualistic perception where large-format images draw the attention as close to the detail as possible. The “Blinkered” landscapes are heterogeneous, but at same time distinctive scrap of space has been narrowed down to just a few pixels, and then magnified to a large-format image. The figurative is therefore reduced to its basic and most crucial formal essence.

ALL OF MY DEMONS

I believe everyone has their demons. Some speak about them openly, some strongly disavow them. Everyone has them though. In the world we live in our demons are born easier and faster. They come out of Instagram, Facebook, TV. They emerge on the surface in a traffic jam in the city center, in the office open-space or hatch in city clubs in the morning. They come out of churches, schools, offices and hospitals.

When we start noticing more of them, they overwhelm us, we start to lose the meaning, we get frustrated. We begin to fall into the inner abyss. But we can and should fight it. Name the demons, point your finger at them. Talk about them.

The series I present is my internal attempt to name them. It is a stigmatization of today’s consumerist and selfish world. Named demon is no longer that scary.

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PAINTINGS FROM BLINKERED SERIES

We_Will_Never_Meet_Again_LQ
WE WILL NEVER MEET AGAIN
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on 3D linen canvas
180 x 
130 x 
4 cm /
71″ x 
51″ x 
1.6″
5400
EUR
Lost_Battle_LQ
LOST BATTLE
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
120 x 
80 x 
2 cm /
47″ x 
31″ x 
0.8″
2250
EUR
Long_Lost_LQ
LONG LOST
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
73 x 
60 x 
2 cm /
28″ x 
24″ x 
0.8″
SOLD
Free_Falling_LQ
FREE FALLING
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on 3D linen canvas
73 x 
60 x 
4 cm /
28″ x 
24″ x 
1.39″
1500
EUR
Here_Goes_Gravity_LQ
HERE GOES GRAVITY
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
73 x 
60 x 
2 cm /
28″ x 
24″ x 
0.8″
1500
EUR
Absent_Minded_Friends_LQ
ABSENT MINDED FRIENDS
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
120 x 
80 x 
2 cm /
47″ x 
31″ x 
0.8″
2250
EUR
Exit_Light_LQ_Frame
EXIT LIGHTS
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
100 x 
70 x 
2 cm /
39″ x 
28″ x 
0.8″
SOLD
2417_Same_Time_Another_Day-LQ
SAME TIME, ANOTHER DAY
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on 3D linen canvas
150 x 
100 x 
4 cm /
59″ x 
39″ x 
1.6″
3450
EUR
Land_Of_Confusion_LQ
LAND OF CONFUSION
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on canvas
150 x 
100 x 
2 cm /
59″ x 
39″ x 
0.8″
3700
EUR
Call_Of_The_Search-LQ
CALL OF THE SEARCH
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
80 x 
80 x 
2 cm /
31″ x 
31″ x 
0.8″
2100
EUR
2418_Rough_Ride-LQ
GOING HOME
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
73 x 
60 x 
2 cm /
28″ x 
24″ x 
0.8″
1500
EUR
2416_Rough_Ride_LQ
ROUGH RIDE
BLINKERED” Series
2024, 
acrylic on linen canvas
100 x 
70 x 
2 cm /
39″ x 
28″ x 
0.8″
SOLD

ALL OF MY DEMONS SERIES

This_Is_Us-LQ
THIS IS US
ALL OF MY DEMONS” Series
2023, 
acrylic on canvas
100 x 
120 x 
2 cm /
39″ x 
47″ x 
0.8″
2800
EUR
Borderline_LQ
BORDERLINE
ALL OF MY DEMONS” Series
2019, 
acrylic on canvas
120 x 
140 x 
2 cm /
47″ x 
55″ x 
0.8″
3900
EUR
Ordo_iuris_LQ
ORDO IURIS
ALL OF MY DEMONS” Series
2021, 
acrylic on canvas
200 x 
170 x 
2 cm /
79″ x 
67″ x 
0.8″
7850
EUR
All_of_My_Demons_LQ
ALL OF MY DEMONS
ALL OF MY DEMONS” Series
2019, 
acrylic on canvas
100 x 
100 x 
2 cm /
39″ x 
39″ x 
0.8″
2300
EUR
Saint_And_Sinners_LQ
SAINT AND SINNERS
ALL OF MY DEMONS” Series
2020, 
acrylic on canvas
100 x 
100 x 
2 cm /
39″ x 
39″ x 
0.8″
SOLD

LIMITED GICLEE PRINTS

My offer includes collectible Giclee prints in limited series (50 pieces in each of 4 sizes). Prints are printed in pigment technology, on an EPSON SureColor P 10000 printer and on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308g archival paper. A certificate of authenticity is attached to each print.

EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

In my career, I have participated in exhibitions, both collective and individual. I also take part in prestigious art fairs, both in Poland and around the world. I encourage you to subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date with upcoming events.

03.2024
ArtShow
03.2024
Upcoming! Stalowa Gallery, solo exhibition, Warsaw
02.2024
Warsaw Art Market vol.12
11.2023
Station of Art Gallery, solo exhibition “Soul Portraits”, Warsaw
11.2023
XX Warsaw Art Fair
06.2023
ArtShow, Fabryka Norblina, Warsaw
05.2023
AAF Hampstead, London, UK
03.2023
AAF Spring, New York City, USA
03.2023
AAF, London, UK
03.2023
Warsaw Art Market, vol. 11
02.2023
Warsaw Art Market, vol. 10
01.2023
Warsaw Art Market, vol. 9
10.2022
XIX Warsaw Art Fair
04.2022
Project Art, Tryton Biznes House, solo exhibition, Gdańsk
10.2021
Art Shopping Art Fair, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris
07.2021
EuropArtFair, 1st Prize, curators award, Amsterdam,
06.2021
Interview in CONTEMPORARY LYNX MAGAZINE (2)2021, London
02.2021
Interview in 123Art Magazine, New York
01.2021
Project Art, solo exhibition “Blinkered”, Domoteka, Warsaw
07.2020
Project Art, solo exhibition “Blinkered”, Bonifacio Gallery
06.2020
III Affordable Art Fair, Warsaw
10.2019
II Affordable Art Fair, Warsaw
06.2019
I Affordable Art Fair, Warsaw
05.2019
Project Art, “Landscape is Just the Beginning”, group exhibition, Warsaw
04.2019
Moderna Gallery, group exhibition, Warsaw
03.2019
Ney Gallery, solo exhibition “Blinkered”, Warsaw.

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