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 honors 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 not only.

Currently I’m making my own interpretation of old masters to give some: Thomas Couture, William Hogarth, Theodore de Bry, Giovanni Bellini among others. My fragmentary aesthetics is consequence of an interest in painting, cultural archeology and collective memory. In my paintings I try to find connection between past and the future. 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 tends to repeat in the same way, but in different time circumstances.