Artist Statement

I’m a visual artist who works mainly with oil painting. From 2013 I moved to Northern Norway in Tromso. 2007 I defended my diploma with honours at the Academy of Fine Arts named by Wladyslaw Strzeminski in Lodz/Poland and I took part in several exhibitions both in Poland and in abroad. I also made numerous trips around the world on a bicycle, which had a significant impact on my earlier artistic approach to my paintings. My interest in the paintings coming from deep need to create an artwork that can stimulate viewer to reflect on the contemporary world that surrounds us and raise questions in viewer mind. The theme of my previous paintings, between 2008-2019, oscillates around friendship, music, pleasure and everyday life of various people in their social and cultural environment, thus inspired by my travels around the world on a bicycle, but since 2019, since the outbreak of the pandemic Covid19, my works have been moving more into symbolic and surreal scenery, using my own stream of consciousness, which I started to be more interested in thanks to the literature of Virginia Woolf. From that moment, I began draws the inspiration from dreams, historical events based on archival photography, news in the world and I commenced the question: how can a static image be associated with a stream of consciousness? In my paintings, I deal with such a topics as racism, intolerance of diversity and minorities of social groups , created on the basis of the sexual or gender identity, LGBT people. In my works, I also touch on themes of wars and conflicts, sexual addition the global food problems like hunger, discrimination against woman that have been oppressed for centuries, until today. Through my art, I would like to encourage people to discuss these increasingly emerging topics of threats in the modern world.

Currently, I’m inspired by art works of the old masters and historical etchings, to give some: William Hogarh, Thomas Couture, Jacques-Louis David, Theodore de Bry, or artist such as Edouard Manet, and also by old archival photography. These old and vicious historical events of struggle that some of them date from Mediaeval times, I juxtapose with the threats of man in the modern world. By making copies of old masters or recreating old archival photography, I try to literally point up and reflect on how this historical experience is passed (consciously or unconsciously) to the next generation and how it influences cultural identity, the nationality of the group and the individuals. This contrast shows that the history tend to repeat in the same way, but in different time circumstances.