Tomasz CiecierskiBORN 1945, Kraków
Tomasz Ciecierski’s paintings are a mischievous yet insightful “treaty on painting.” The artist composes his pieces using many fragments of canvas or paper, turning his paintings into patchwork-like structures. His work is full of juxtapositions of formally different elements – from figural to abstract. There is no single point of view and no single visual reality in Ciecierski’s paintings. He graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, earning his diploma in Prof. Krystyna Łada-Studnicka’s studio in 1971. He taught at the Academy in the years 1972-1985. In 1981 and 1983, he was on a scholarship at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and in 1990-1991, at the Musée d’Art Contemporain w Nîmes. He took part in the 19th and 22nd São Paulo Biennale (1987 and 1994) and in Documenta 9 in Kassel (1992).