UNKNOWN KINGDOM

Human brain displays unlimited possibilities. When I enter the world of an old painting, I trigger off my imagination. I can imagine the scene from an old painting as a three-dimensional theatre stage, where I can walk among hreedimensional characters and object, and delve deeper into that world (also beyond the frames of a painting). It is all based on hypotheses connected with painting facts and the ”physics” of a particular painting. This is a form of creating a secondary world of an old painting by giving the elements of a painting new life that is suspended in
”another parallel world”. In order to create some painting reality to some extent separate from the one around us,
I focused even more on a painting itself at the successive stage of my work.
I started to paint my paintings from other paintings, to establish my personal dialogue with paintings of other painters, as
I wanted to be closer to a painting and the elements of its world.
It all refers to my PhD diploma the Unknown Kingdom (National Museum in Kraków), which contained all the stages and interests that had constituted my artistic way till that point. It dealt with the problems of the painting language, looking at old paintings in the context of deconstruction as well as an artistic dialogue, i.e. an attempt to create paintings telling hypothetical painting
stories taken from the old works.

San Romano Battle 130x200cm acrylic 2013

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Music, acrylic, 130x200 cm, 2010

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Purgatory II (A vision of the unsucceful suicide of Roman Lucretia according to Lucas Cranach St.), acrylic, 130x200 cm, 2012

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Draft for ‘The Studio’, acrylic, 90x120 cm, 2009-2011

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Bathing Girls byCourbet & Rembrandt, acrylic/oil, 130x200 cm, 2012

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Visitation, acrylic, 90x130 cm, 2010

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Venus and Cupid, acrylic, 90x130 cm, 2011

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Air Perspective, acrylic, 130x200 cm, 2010

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From Inside, acrylic, 130x200 cm, 2008

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Lucretia's Plane, acrylic, 60x100cm, 2013

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Technicolour II, acrylic, 90x150 cm, 2012

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Paint Box, acrylic, 130x200 cm, 2008

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A Holy Place by Gruenewald, acrylic, 50x110 cm, 2010

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Christmas by Paolo Uccello, oil, 56x67 cm, 2012

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Landscape in Wood by Cornelis de Bie, acrylic, 60x100 cm, 2012

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Technicolour II, acrylic, 90x150 cm, 2012

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Water Circulation, acrylic, 200x130 cm, 2008

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