Paintings

“Blinkered – having or showing a narrow or limited outlook”

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 the 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.

“Artist Statement”
Do you like getting lost on purpose? I love it. I always prefer local roads to the highway, and they usually lead me to the most interesting places.

Usually, 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. And then, back at the studio, I look for ways to transfer my impressions onto the canvas. It is always my paramount goal: to imbue the painting with the emotions, forms, colours or, sometimes, even the after-images that place had 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 which have inspired me. Surreal demons appear that dwell in most of us, under the skin or deeper within.

I see art as a road that takes me somewhere. That road is my meditation and a way to achieve peace. I hope it never ends because there should always be something more worth discovering.

Available Paintings

Wading In Waist Height Water

2021
110 x 180 cm
Acrylic on 3D canvas
Price: 3760 €

Hollywood

2021
100 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2850 €

Forever Summer

2021
100 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2850 €

Different Kind Of Blue

2021
70 x 210 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2800 €

Nevermind

2021
210 x 210 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 8300 €

Brand New Day

2021
150 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 3500 €

Glass Hill

2021
150 x 140 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 4000 €

Buried Alive

2021
110 x 180 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 3800 €

Stay Awake

2021
140 x 160 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 4250 €

California Soil

2021
130 x 120 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 3000 €

Watch The Sky

2021
140 x 120 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 3200 €

January In Spring

2021
150 x 110 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 3200 €

Sunrise

2020
150 x 110 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Painting is available in the Foksal17 Gallery
Price: 3500 €

Inevitable End

2020
180 x 160 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 5500 €

Afterglow

2020
130 x 90 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Price: 2400 €

4AM

2020
160 x 80 cm (Diptych)
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2500 €

Deep Dark Fears

2020
200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 7600 €

Chasing Shadows


2020
130 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting is available in the Foksal17 Gallery
Price: 3800 €

Ghost Town

2020
130 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2500 €

The Mess We Are In

2020
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 3250 €

Way Down We Go

2020
200 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 5700 €

Sad But True

2020
180 x 130 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Price: 4500 €

Nightcall

2020
100 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 1900 €

Moonlight

2019
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Price: 3650 €

Brave New World

2019
200 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 5700 €

In the Cold Winter Night

2019
130 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2950 €

Borderline

2019
140 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 2000 €

Paintings in private collections

Pursuit of Happyness

2021
160 x 120 cm
Painting in a private collection

Ice Burn

2021
160 x 80 cm (Diptych)
Painting in a private collection
Price: 2500 €

Fragments of Freedom

2020
200 x 250 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Painting in a private collection

Freedom Without Love

2020
130 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Beneath a Steel Sky

2021
210 x 70 cm
3D support
Painting in a private collection

Mind Your Business

2019
140 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Let it Burn

2020
130 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

The Road

2020
200 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Hold The Line

2020
150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Familiar Feeling

2020
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

A Quiet Life

2020
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on 3d canvas
Painting in a private collection

Polaris

2019
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Ragnarok

2020
130 x 100 cm
Acrylic on linen
Painting in a private collection

Cry For Rain

2020
200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

Quiet Please

2020
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas, matt varnish
Painting in a private collection

The Tide

2020
170 x 140 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Nostalgia

2020
120 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Velocity

2020
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Baikal

2020
200 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

King of Nothing

2020
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

Bits of Happiness

2020
100 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Caught in the Middle

2020
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

There Will be Blood

2020
150 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D loom 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

A Minute Before

2020
180 x 130 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

I Forget Where We Are

2019
180 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Fireflies

2019
150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Breathe

2019
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Island

2019
150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Farewell

2019
100 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Humid

2019
180 x 130 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

No Line on the Horizon

2019
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

South

2019
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Burnt Waters

2019
150 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Barefoot

2019
200 x 170 cm
Acrylic on canvas
3D support 4 cm thick
Painting in a private collection

Evening Haze

2019
200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Muddy Waters

2019
160 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Mystic River

2019
160 X 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Perfect Storm

2019
200 x 200 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Spoil

2019
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

C’est la Vie

2019
150 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Winter’s Bone

2018
170 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

All Wounds Will Heal, Eventually…

2018
150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Tuscany Haze

2018
150 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Seaside Haze

2018
150 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Almost Dawn

2018
160 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

North by Northwest

2018
120 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Nov. 11

2018
200 x 150 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Solitude

2018
160 x 120 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Void

2018
100 x 100 cm
Raw flax on MDF
Painting in a private collection

Almost Dawn

2018
160 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection


All of My Demons

ordo iuris

2021
200 x 170 cm
Acrylic, pencil, dry pastels on canvas
Price: 6500 €

All Of My Demons

2019
100 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 1900 €

Saint and Sinners

2020
100 x 100 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Price: 1900 €

Santa Muerte

2018
140 x 110 cm
Acrylic on canvas
Painting in a private collection

Prints

The hi-quality canvas prints of my work are available through second parties – saatchiart.com and artmajeur.com

Bio

Łukasz Olek (born in Warsaw, 1982) is a painter, illustrator and creator of applied graphics. Initially devoted to monochromatism – using traditional drawing techniques: pencil and ink – with time, he discovered the wealth of colour possibilities offered by acrylic paints. Among his creations, you can find both large-format abstractions, kept in cool colours, as well as figurative painting with turpistic, dark portraits.

Olek is fascinated by the works of Francis Bacon, Mark Rothko and Lucian Freud. His works are in-depth studies of texture and colour, using original materials and painting media. They were presented at several exhibitions, collective and individual, and have found buyers in many countries all over the world.

Exhibitions and Events

10.2021

Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France

07.2021

EuropArtFair, Amsterdam1st – Prize – ARTAWARD, Curators award

01.2021

Project Art, Domoteka, Warszawa. Solo exhibition “Blinkered”

11.2020

The Chelsea International Fine Art Competition

07.2020

Project Art, Bonifacio Hotel Gallery. Solo exhibition „Blinkered”

06.2020

Targi Sztuki Dostępnej, Warszawa

10.2019

Targi Sztuki Dostępnej, Warszawa

06.2019

Targi Sztuki Dostępnej, Warszawa

05.2019

Project Art Gallery, “Landscape is just the beginning”, group exhibition

04.2019

Moderna Gallery, 19 dzielnica, group exhibition

29.03.2019

“Blinkered”, Ney Gallery, Warsaw, Spokojna 5

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. Vernissage 29.03.2019, 19:30.

Contact

Feel free to contact me using the contact form
hi (at) lukaszolek.com
+48 510 530 630