February 13 - March 27, 2021
From the gallery:
“Paweł Dutkiewicz continues to strip away all figurative representation, communicating atmospheric light through the application and composition of color. Layers of beeswax and paint saturate each canvas to create nuances of tone that emerge as ethereal, floating spaces of color. The subtle shift of color in the palate of each work creates a quiet luminosity that is akin to an afterimage.
When viewed together, the paintings, according to the artist: “evolve into a place where the space itself gains significance while the paintings, acting as windows become the source of ‘painted light’. These sensations foster a contemplative experience and encourage the viewer to expand outward and travel inward, moving simultaneously toward an understanding of the space and light in which the paintings inhabit while forging a quiet and powerful personal awareness”.
Based in Kraków, Poland, Paweł Dutkiewicz is a professor of Art at the University of Science and Art in Katowice, Poland. His work has been shown in several important institutions, among them: Zacheta National Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, Poland; The Schindler Factory, Krakow, Poland; Galeria Krzysztofory (established by Tadeusz Kantor in 1957), Krakow, Poland; Lichtblicke Institute of Polish Culture in Berlin, Germany; and Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Slupsk, Poland. Dutkiewicz is a grant recipient of the Polish Ministry of Art and Culture, and his work can be found in numerous corporate and private collections across Europe and the United States.”
On View: February 13, 2021 | 1–5 pm
Houston, 77006 TX