Włodzimierz PawlakBORN 1957, Korytów k/ Żyrardowa
Between 1982-1989, Pawlak created “painted-over paintings,” inspired by the way the political police tried to fight anti-government slogans painted on walls. Since 1989, he has continued a series called Journals, for which he received the Grand Prix of the 22nd International Painting Festival in Cagnes sur Mer in 1990. In 1982-1992, he was a member of the neo-expressionist collective Gruppa which revolutionised the Polish painting idiom of the 1980s, introducing nonchalance, mockery, and innovative formal solutions to it. Włodzimierz Pawlak graduated from Prof. Rajmund Ziemski’s studio at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. Between 1986-2007, he ran the Studio of Painting and Drawing at the Warsaw academy’s Faculty of Industrial Design.