Paweł Susid

BORN 1952, Warszawa

Since the mid-1980s, Paweł Susid had been painting geometric, non-representational paintings. They feature stencilled inscriptions serving as the author’s highly personal comments on the painting tradition or today’s art world, for example: "I Haven’t Seen You at a Contemporary Art Exhibition for a Long Time" or "I Paint the Same Painting Twice If It's Nice". Susid is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, with a degree in the studio of Prof. Tadeusz Dominik (1978) and an annex in lithography from Prof. Marian Rojewski. 1984-1992, he ran the Galeria Młodych gallery in Bielany, Warsaw. He has been a pedagogue for many years, currently working in the Studio of Painting Space, Faculty of New Media and Scenography, Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, at the invitation of Prof Leon Tarasewicz.

I Confuse Stażewski with Strzemiński
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Paweł Susid

I Confuse Stażewski with Strzemiński

1988 / acrylic, spray paint, canvas / 60 x 60 cm / no. 0038 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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“At some point, I developed an aversion to all kinds of representations of people or things. I thought that competing in any way with the all-deforming hand against photography and film was inevitably pretentious. I decided to paint using simple forms and content expressed in words,” says Paweł Susid about his geometric paintings. And he adds, commenting on this specific piece: “I painted I Confuse Stażewski with Strzemiński in order to confirm my method of communicating with the viewer." This is one of the early versions, other ones are being held in the National Museum in Szczecin, the Muzeum Sztuki in Łodź, and in private collections. “The painting now lives a life of its own. I know from the many questions and comments about it that it also fulfils other tasks and is understood in many different ways,” says Susid.

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