Paweł ŚliwińskiBORN 1984, Chełm
For Śliwiński, the canvas is a kind of palimpsest: several successive layers, details, and backgrounds are overlapped until he achieves a satisfying composition. But what is “satisfactory” supposed to mean in this case? Artistic categories seem to lose their meaning here and a language describing musical passages, endless improvisations, and jam sessions appears more adequate. In musical improvisation, like in Śliwiński’s painting, a theme can “wander” into completely unexpected regions, utterly changing its character in the process. Śliwiński is a graduate of Prof. Leon Tarasewicz’s studio, at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts' Faculty of Painting.