Pawel Sliwinski believes that painting should transcend the need for a utilitarian purpose. Disregarding function in favor of concepts and aesthetics, Sliwinski draws on the precedents set by the German New Objectivity movement of the 20th century. In an effort to uphold what he calls "the tradition of painting," he references artists such as Otto Dix and George Grosz, and continually embraces a raw and satirical view of the human condition. Sliwinski's work is notable for its allusions to deep-seated psychological concerns and their impact upon society. At once tangible and readable, his paintings allow the viewer to engage without necessitating intricate commentary or explication.
PAWEL SLIWINSKI (b. 1984, Chelm, Poland) holds an MFA in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (2009). The artist has exhibited extensively in Poland and internationally and has also been acquired by the Zabludowicz Collection in London, the Collection of the ING Polish Art Foundation, Warsaw, as well as the Polish Modern Art Foundation, Warsaw. Notable solo exhibitions include Wayward Layer, 4-Face Space Gallery, Beijing, China, 2013 (two person- with Tymek Borowski), Figures and Motives, Kolonie Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, 2013, Unknown Master From Kasilan, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, Poland, 2012, and Family, Supplement Gallery, London, England, 2011. Selected group exhibitions include Mum, I just really need to focus of my art right now, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, 2013, Landscape, Portrait, Still Life, Kolonie Gallery, 2011, Hi, Stereo Gallery, Poznan, Poland, 2011, No Sleep!, BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, Poland, 2010 (with Tymek Borowski). The artist lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.