|Eastern European Autumn. One of the best Polish painters, Zdzislaw Beksinski, killed last year in Warsaw, will be featured with his great work, |
9/3/2006 - JKK FINE ARTS Gallery of European Art
Eastern European Autumn
Group show of new talented artists from Eastern Europe
Works by Polish artists: Zdzislaw Beksinski, Barbara Falender, Michal
Swider, Joanna Chrobak, Aleksandra K. Nowak, Marek Koczela, Piotr
Woroniec, Darek Nowakowski, Krzysztof Skorczewski, Lubomir Tomaszewski,
and Tom Misztal; Ukrainian painter Valeriy Skrypka, and Lithuanian graphic
artist Egidijus Rudinskas.
October 3rd till November 11th , 2006
Free to Public
JKK FINE ARTS
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Jan K. Kapera, email@example.com, tel. (973) 744 0111
One of the most famous Polish contemporary painters. Born in the town of
Sanok in 1929. After a childhood was spent during the Second World War,
Beksinski went on to university where he studied architecture in Cracow.
In 1958, Beksinski began to gain critical praise for his photography, and
later went on to drawing. His highly detailed drawings are often quite
large, and may remind some of the works of Ernst Fuchs in their intricate,
and nearly obsessive rendering. Beksinski eventually threw himself into
painting with a passion, and worked constantly, always to the strains of
classical music. He soon became the leading figure in contemporary Polish
art. The artist has had many exhibitions throughout his native Poland and
Europe, Japan, and the United States. Beksinski's art hangs in the
National Museums in Warsaw, Sanok, Cracow, Poznan, Bydgoszcz, Torun, and
the Göteborgs Art Museum in Sweden, and many private collections,e.g.
Roman Polanski, Donald Sutherland, Clive Barker, George Lucas. Beksinski
began painting in oils on masonite around the year 1970. His ability to
manipulate the effects of light quickly became a hallmark of his work, and
can only be compared with the renown abilities of William Turner.
Beksinski's paintings are masterfully rendered, monumental enigmas. One
thing they share is an aesthetic of beauty so potent that it overpowers
any desperate nature of the given subject matter, as is similarly the case
with Swiss artist, H.R. Giger. Beksinski's paintings from the 1990s have
grown less representational over the years and now seem almost abstract in
nature. Color and texture and now the principal themes in themselves. His
recent computer art, however, continues the lineage of fantastic realism,
and the artist never allows the technology to get in the way of that he is
attempting to convey creatively. Beksinski was murdered in February of
2005, during a robbery attempt at his flat in Warsaw. He will be
remembered as a brilliant artist, and by those who knew him, as a warm and
most kind man.
Zdzislaw Beksinski, Untitled, oil on masonite, 28" x 28"