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Restaurant le 59 new > Equanimity Redefined Series 11-4

Painting on birch panel with resin finish, Size: 48 x 48 x 3

In this current series of paintings, I have literally reconstructed my paintings to embrace the underlying order and harmonic balance that supports the organic and at times chaotic nature of life. The style is created by the application of paint with a palette knife to thin wooden boards, which are consequently cut up into strips and collaged together in a different order thereby creating more graffiti like painting landscape. The surface is then smoothed out with a coat of clear poured resin evoking great depth and color saturation. While these works step away from my lineage of action and color-field painting, the new surfaces are more complex and alluring. Some works are created of collections of clippings from newsprint and magazine texts, words and reflective writings. Their selections and cut outs allow me to form painting's unique abbreviated language as based on living in modern societies. Texts are blended into paintings, composing theoretical and dreamy topography. The series of the collaged works explore hidden meanings of our daily lives; they also provide an art canvas, inviting viewer into deeper contemplation

andrzej michael karwacki

Born in Poland, in the historic town of Brzeg, Andrzej grew up during the years of political oppression and era of communist Poland. There he attended the School for the Arts and Literature. Unconsciously, these primary years were the platform for a deep attraction towards peace, poetry and art as a form of creative preservation. In 1984, Andrzej moved to New York and continued his education at the School for the Arts at Jersey City State University. While he was ...

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