Piotr Butkiewicz | IN TOUCH | Galeria Olympia | 09 May – 23 June 2014

In my painting I try to make the reality around me my own. For years I had mostly painted the landscape, its changeability, its moods and luminous colours, in the last ten years I have been evolving towards forms less tangible, towards a narrative expressed in the language of light gesture, of abstraction and of actions free from the dictates of reason. The themes I touch upon , just like a painting process itself, are small and privet. Were I to name them I would say they are subtlety, delight, transience, breathing, distance – not very concrete terms, but this is what I would like painting to be free, separate, an alternative to harsh reality.

Piotr Butkiewicz