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Best Western Premier Hotel/Krakow, ulica Opolska 14 A/17 April 2015 – 17 May 2015

 

The exhibition is made up of five paintings, four large-format ones measuring 200 x 150 cm, showing abstract circles or "dots" dating back to 2001 and to break away from the highly contemplative atmosphere created by these four, one square-shaped painting with a side of 130 cm depicting a "psychedelic landscape" painted by the artist in 1988 meaning in the period which is in demand at present.

And here is an excerpt from "Memoirs of a Painter" by Wojciech Ćwiertniewicz (published by Fort Sztuki, Krakow 2005) dated 17 April 2004: "I don't count the painted dots, but they are numbered. Hopefully or hopelessly, in the morning I added some new ones - boldly embracing more space i n - b e t w e e n."

 

 

Wojciech Ćwiertniewicz was born in 1955. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (he graduated in 1981). He has 66 individual exhibitions behind him. He has also participated in over 100 group exhibitions both in Poland and abroad. He has published 7 volumes of his memoirs (Dziennik malarza, Memoirs of a painter, Krakow 2002). Ćwiertniewicz is well-known among artists of the middle-aged generation. He has received several important awards, most recently the award of the Quarterly EXIT in 2008.

His works may be found in the collections of many museums, including the National Museum in Krakow, the Upper Śląsk Museum in Bytom, the Main Library of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and in numerous private collections in Poland and abroad, e.g. in Scandinavia, in the United States of America (in New York or in Austin, Texas).