Stanisław Fijałkowski

BORN 1922, Zdołbunów na Wołyniu

Fijałkowski mentions Władysław Strzemiński as his most important teacher. Fijałkowski’s work, especially that from the late 1950s, was also inspired by the achievements of Pablo Picasso. The artist is not only a painter and graphic artist, he has also translated into Polish the theoretical works of Vasili Kandinsky. Fijałkowski is a graduate of the National Graduate School for the Arts in Łodź, where he earned a degree in Ludwik Tyrowicz’s graphic arts studio in 1951. In the years 1947-1993, he taught at his alma mater, becoming a full professor in 1983. He has taught visiting professorships at art schools in Mons, Marburg, and Giessen. He represented Poland at the São Paulo Biennale (1969) and the Venice Biennale (1972).

Painting for Valerie
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Stanisław Fijałkowski

Painting for Valerie

1993 / oil, canvas / 116 x 85 cm / no. 0019 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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Fijałkowski’s painting is concise, poetic, and instinctive. It is dominated by abstract geometric forms, while firmly emphasising spiritual issues. Rather than reflecting an interest in materiality, these paintings demonstrate to the viewer that the world does not end with practical objects and matters. Such is also the intimate series of Paintings for Valerie, devoted to the artist’s wife. The space and metaphysical quality of the representation is achieved by means of light. The pastel, nearly monochrome canvas is a microcosm open to interpretations. The possibility of a subjective reading is as important as harmony, colour effects, and composition.

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