Edward DwurnikBORN 1943, Radzymin k/ Warszawy
Asked about his painting idols, Edward Dwurnik names: Nikifor, Matejko, Pollock. In 1965, as a student of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, he began a series of drawings, watercolours, and oil paintings, entitled Hitchhiking Travels, which he continues to this day. He discussed social and political themes, in a manner streaked with humour and irony, in the series Workers, Sportsmen, From June to December. From the year 2000 to 2003, he created a series of abstract paintings, “pollocks,” as he calls them himself, that “match every sofa.” He graduated from Prof. Krystyna Łada-Studnicka’s studio at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1970. He is a laureate of the Award of the Coutts & Co. International Private Banking Contemporary Art Foundation (1992).