My earliest shaped pieces were made in the late eighties in Poland. In part, a reaction to the academic restraint prevalent in the Art Academy in Gdansk, in part due to a shortage of conventional materials, I created a series of large floor collages using anything to hand. Working with swathes of collected papers, tins of tile glue and household stains, varnishes and paints, the compositions
spilled over their outer frames. The next series of shaped pieces were made in 1991 in Budapest. Adding a sturdiness to the shaped edges of the paintings, I did them on corrugated card-board. It was twenty years before I returned to making shaped paintings. Most on view on this site are from the later period of 2013 onwards.
All my titles are a playful and intuitive response to the finished paintings; they come at the end. The hope, however, is that the work stands for itself for the viewer to make his or her own interpretation.
Workshops for Everyone
I work with individuals and groups of up to 30. My aim is to deliver a fun and stimulating environment in which experimentation and expression is maximised.