Journal E/105
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Włodzimierz Pawlak

Journal E/105

1997 / watercolour, paper / 28,5 x 20 cm / no. 0011 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć

“Monday: me. Tuesday: me. Wednesday: me,” Pawlak seems to be repeating after Witold Gombrowicz. His Journals are a personal and highly vivid documentation of successive days. "The contemporary painter has learned to decompose the visible world into its elements of colour and line from which he elaborates a new and arbitrary composition. I do more or less the same thing, although my world is never totally decomposed,” says Gombrowicz in A Kind of Testament. Pawlak relates to this mode of thinking about art – the pure colours and expressive colour schemes of his paintings do not form a separate narrative, their nature is abstract and very much arbitrary. At the same time, they can be viewed as documentation of the process of analysing the language of painting, an analysis full of references to the medium’s history.

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