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“In my work I dwell in a sphere where all the stories have already been told. But if, in spite of this, a new story comes along, it will flow into that sphere like a river into the ocean.” My work deals with transcendence. In 1988 I experienced a powerful breakthrough in perception. During that time I was working in a postmodern vein on a small acrylic painting playfully titled "Understanding Understatement". It was one of about 40 titles of poems I was intending to paint, instead of write. With my vision attentively focused on my task, I suddenly discovered that in the process the painting had become something else. It had outgrown the title and my understanding of it, as well as what the image represented to me up to then. In an instant I was given a view into a sphere beyond my individual creation, a vivid realm I recognized as abstract intelligence. With that powerful shift of perception my methods of painterly investigation, based on an object of an issue, concept, feeling or any combination thereof, became obsolete. My insight transcended its previous boundaries and united with the field of conscious, living energy; the source of all stories, all of them registered in the visual code of omniscience. I felt a tremendous joy witnessing and participating in this illuminating process. Since then my paintings have focused on it and dwell in this object-free domain. My investigation continues, now with a full regard for the abstract dimension. A substructure of lines and shading, originating with that first painting carries forward in my present work. Coincidentally or not it also happens to be a continuation of the Modernist legacy, which I acquired unintentionally but now feel honored to cultivate. I paint with oil on canvas. Every painting has the hanging hardware included.
Painting:Oil on Canvas
Size:20 W x 24 H x 1.5 D in
Ready to Hang:Not applicable
Packaging:Ships in a Box
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I was born in Poland. During my childhood I drew and painted a lot and at the age of 14 I decided to dedicate my life to art. I lived and worked in Warsaw,( Poland -19 years), London, (England - 1.5 years), Amsterdam, (Netherlands - 5 years), Paris, (France - 1 year) Norfolk, Virginia (U.S - 2 years.), Los Angeles, California,(U.S - 10 years), Maui, Hawaii (U.S - 2 years.), Reno, Nevada (U.S. -12 years), Anchorage, Alaska,(U.S. - 5 years). I mention my travels because my artistic development is connected with my background and places where I've lived. I live currently in Reno, Nevada where I have my permanent art studio. I started painting in a surrealist style, then abstract expressionist, sometimes with figurative elements. In Paris I met and I got influenced by a post-modern German group from Cologne, Neue Wilden and started my neo-expressionist style, which sometimes became also abstract or had surrealistic elements. Over the years I had many one person shows and participated in many group shows. I signed my paintings with my grand mother's maiden name (Malewicz), which I used until 2003. After 17 years of intense work I experienced a powerful breakthrough and since then my work has been non-objective. I was gaining recognition in L.A. when I left to Hawaii in 1992. I paint with oil paint on canvas.
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