Note on Art1996 / oil, canvas / 24 x 18 cm / no. 0017 Licence 3.0    Wróć
Włodzimierz Pawlak’s painting series brings to mind entries from a painter’s sketchbook. The individual pieces were a field of investigations, experiments, and studies for the artist. “Pawlak strives to define the original, primary characteristics of a painting, for which purpose he creates a sort of painted treaty on painting, which gathers knowledge about the ways, means, and properties of representation. He copies, systematises, and analyses the work of classic avant-garde painters who contributed most to painting theory,” writes Agnieszka Szewczyk about Pawlak’s work. Numerous references to the work of Kazimir Malevich and Władysław Strzemiński can be discerned throughout the series.