Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

BORN 1968, Cieszyn

Sztwiertnia is interested in issues of the body and its disciplining. Inspired by the aesthetics of the anatomy compendium or surgery textbook, he creates images of human afflictions, accompanying them with quasi-scientific comments. He practices painting, installation art, video, and performance art. He graduated with an honorary mention from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, with a degree in Prof. Jerzy Nowosielski’s studio (1994). Represented by Cracow’s Zderzak Gallery since 1992. He currently teaches, together with Jerzy Sałaj, in the Interdisciplinary Studio, Faculty of Painting, Cracow Academy of Fine Arts (since 2006). He publishes theoretical essays that also serve as his artistic manifestoes. He lives and works in Cracow.

The Painter's Eye
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Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The Painter's Eye

2005 / oil, canvas / 40 x 40 cm / no. 0066 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 1/ 5 Wróć
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At the centre of Grzegorz Sztwiertnia’s attention is the human body, its imperfection and randomness. The artist willingly takes on the role of the Renaissance artist-come-scientist who persistently investigates the nooks and crannies of the human machinery and isolates its different parts in his artistic visions. The five-piece series was made as a continuation of Sztwiertnia’s The Painter’s Eye After Removal of Cataract from the Cornea – to See Better, inspired by a serious surgical procedure. In each of the paintings, the eye – the painter’s organ and work tool – has been represented in a highly decorative manner and were it not for the title, one might not recognise it amongst the colour circles.

The Painter's Eye
This image, entitled Sharing Creative Works, by Creative Commons is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The Painter's Eye

2005 / oil, canvas / 40x40 cm / no. 0067 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 2/ 5 Wróć
Description

At the centre of Grzegorz Sztwiertnia’s attention is the human body, its imperfection and randomness. The artist willingly takes on the role of the Renaissance artist-come-scientist who persistently investigates the nooks and crannies of the human machinery and isolates its different parts in his artistic visions. The five-piece series was made as a continuation of Sztwiertnia’s The Painter’s Eye After Removal of Cataract from the Cornea – to See Better, inspired by a serious surgical procedure. In each of the paintings, the eye – the painter’s organ and work tool – has been represented in a highly decorative manner and were it not for the title, one might not recognise it amongst the colour circles.

The Painter's Eye
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Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The Painter's Eye

2005 / oil, canvas / 40 x 40 cm / no. 0068 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 3/ 5 Wróć
Description

At the centre of Grzegorz Sztwiertnia’s attention is the human body, its imperfection and randomness. The artist willingly takes on the role of the Renaissance artist-come-scientist who persistently investigates the nooks and crannies of the human machinery and isolates its different parts in his artistic visions. The five-piece series was made as a continuation of Sztwiertnia’s The Painter’s Eye After Removal of Cataract from the Cornea – to See Better, inspired by a serious surgical procedure. In each of the paintings, the eye – the painter’s organ and work tool – has been represented in a highly decorative manner and were it not for the title, one might not recognise it amongst the colour circles.

The Painter's Eye
This image, entitled Sharing Creative Works, by Creative Commons is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The Painter's Eye

2005 / oil, canvas / 40 x 40 cm / no. 0069 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 4/ 5 Wróć
Description

At the centre of Grzegorz Sztwiertnia’s attention is the human body, its imperfection and randomness. The artist willingly takes on the role of the Renaissance artist-come-scientist who persistently investigates the nooks and crannies of the human machinery and isolates its different parts in his artistic visions. The five-piece series was made as a continuation of Sztwiertnia’s The Painter’s Eye After Removal of Cataract from the Cornea – to See Better, inspired by a serious surgical procedure. In each of the paintings, the eye – the painter’s organ and work tool – has been represented in a highly decorative manner and were it not for the title, one might not recognise it amongst the colour circles.

The Painter's Eye
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Grzegorz Sztwiertnia

The Painter's Eye

2005 / oil, canvas / 40 x 40 cm / no. 0070 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 5/ 5 Wróć
Description

At the centre of Grzegorz Sztwiertnia’s attention is the human body, its imperfection and randomness. The artist willingly takes on the role of the Renaissance artist-come-scientist who persistently investigates the nooks and crannies of the human machinery and isolates its different parts in his artistic visions. The five-piece series was made as a continuation of Sztwiertnia’s The Painter’s Eye After Removal of Cataract from the Cornea – to See Better, inspired by a serious surgical procedure. In each of the paintings, the eye – the painter’s organ and work tool – has been represented in a highly decorative manner and were it not for the title, one might not recognise it amongst the colour circles.

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