After I fractured my wrist and was forced to paint with my left hand, those paintings appeared to be quite different then my 'normal', right handed ones. As though my brain wasn't involved in creating them. The cat was climbing all over me and I wondered, who is comforting whom?
oil on canvas, 100x70cm
'Uncertainty of Night'
oil on canvas, 100x70cm
oil on canvas 100x70cm
'The Hunter Hunted'
My friend, Raya, likes this one.
oil on canvas, 60x60cm
'Where Do I Go From Here?'
oil on canvas 1x1m
'One Day I saw You In My Dream'
oil on canvas 1x1m
oil on canvas, 120x85cm
One of my oldest paintings, this one, 1986.
Along my journeys through far away countries and continents, every house, hut, dwelling full people and hospitality, always had some sort of a vessel for boiling water. Tea, coffee, sweet additions, maybe a cinnamon stick, but always a hot drink, ready to welcome a visitor.
So, this is a kettle. The kitchen god.
Oil on canvas, 100x76cm
The first one of my attempts at seven deadly sins. The inspiration was a grave stone with some moss on it, which looked like sculls to me, (see the left top corner). I was wondering at the time, if I am envious of the one in the grave...
oil on canvas 100x70cm
'Air on the G-string'
oil on canvas, 100x76cm
'Mistery of Neptune'
After traveling to Svalbard Archipelago.
oil and oil bar, on canvas 70x100cm
Selected for Biennale of Paintings in Poland, 2014
oil on canvas dyptych, 2x2m
'Svalbard. Climate Change'
Six individual paintings, displayed as one.
'Bird', 'Man - Exploration', 'Polar Fox'
'Polar Bear', 'Whale' 'Kamchatka Crab'
Honorary Jury Award at Biennale of Paintings in Poland, 2011.
E-Migration. Will I make it?
The first Edition of 50 with one, green zebra, was sold out in Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2012. The second Edition 50, has still few works available. This work is in Robert Hiscox collection, prof. Tim Spector, writer Catriona Wilson and many other collectors.
The 'E-Migration' series of graphics was conceived after living in Africa. It also touches on my love of Phillip Glass music and makes me think of my son, a musician, who is colour blind and cannot see my red zebra.
E-Migration. Night crossing.
Imagine all those zebras running into a different dimension.... Snow?
My Best Artwork Ever...
And I mean, the ONE in front....
Yes, it is spiders.... I know, not reasonable, don't be stupid, they are small and afraid of you. I know.... But they don't know. THEY...
This graphic work is based on my photograph at the back of the garden in winter. Lurking there, in the snow with my camera, suddenly, I felt something on my head. The creature was running down my arm, it's spindly legs trying to find safe heaven. Do I look like a tree?
Do I exist Mr Dworkin?
Ronald Dworkin, 'Religion Without God', 'Justice For Hedgehogs' his great books and theories. I made this work after he died, in 2013. Do pink dolphins exist, even if we don't see them?
In Search of Eden
The image was made after I've seen what looked like a dry growth of roots on the wall I had been passing everyday. The roots were trying to get somewhere, searching for something. Every day there were new growths in different direction, trying for freedom. What are we searching for? Who knows what the future will bring. Life is like water, time passes, a dream never stops, we cross more borders in our search for Eden.
Series of graphics made after reading 'The Guest Cat' by Takashi Hiraide. They were exhibited in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2015, part of EWAAC - East West Art Award competition. (my cat was very impressed...)
Walking On Ice
Series of graphics made after reading 'The Guest Cat' by Takashi Hiraide. They were exhibited in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2015, part of EWAAC - East West Art Award competition. (my cat was very impressed, since she doesn't ever do this...)
Series of graphics made after reading 'The Guest Cat' by Takashi Hiraide. They were exhibited in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2015, part of EWAAC - East West Art Award competition. (my cat was very impressed...) A bit darker, this one.
There she is, sleeping.... Digital drawing on my mobile phone.
Cat, checking her food....
Not too bad, life.....
Reading paper, don't disturb...
The Artful Faces project started as portraits done on my mobile phone for the publication Nowy Czas (www.nowyczas.co.uk)
The portraits of people on the London Underground had their beginning in New York, after a trip for an exhibition in the Cooper Hewitt Museum, where my pastel illustration for the Bonnie Taylor record 'Straight From The Heart' was selected for D&AD Awards. Later, the London Transport Advertising commissioned an illustration and now, I draw people on my mobile phone, linking the colours of the tube lines to drawings.
Basia Zarzycka - owner of an 'artful shop' in Sloane St
Romek Marber - graphic desinger
Elizabeth Stanhope - ceramic artist
Raya Herzig, an artist.
Lady Belhaven and Stenton
Lord Belhaven and Stenton
Cwizewicz brothers, violinists.
Irena Delmar, an actress
Andrzej Klimowski, graphic designer, illustrator, prof. Royal College of Art
Andrzej Krauze, cartoonist
Peter Fudakowski, film director, producer.
I can hear colours.... Central Line
The Girl with a Cat Ear - Circle Line
I Am Drunk - District Line
Fed Up, Going To The Bank - Victoria Line
Angry Youth - Northern Line
I Am Going To Tate Britain - Bakerloo Line
Illustration for Bonnie Taylor record 'Straight From The Heart' for CBS Records. Selected for D&AD Awards in Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York.
This advertising campaign was done for IBM for the Application System of their first PC. I worked for Lock Pettersen then, and my design and illustration was chosen for posters, brochures etc. That was before Microsoft Windows, by the way. The poster ‘Share Your View’ was chosen for the exhibition of European Illustration D&AD Awards and exhibited in New York, Paris and Stockholm.
Exhibition in Bohema Gallery and Auction House, Warsaw. ‘Constant Travellers’ - paintings from memories of living in different places, Iran - Tehran, Cairo, Africa and Far East.
There are also paintings inspired by the poetry book ‘Dialogi Asymetryczne’ - Danuta Galecka-Krajewska published by Oficyna Wydawnicza Volumen)
Oil on canvas, 70x65cm.
Inspired by the poem Relacje by Danuta Galecka-Krajewska. My title is slightly different in translation from Polish, but the poem talks about ‘tying the escaping light, broken mirrors of my fleeting eternity’.
'Channel Forecast: Footprints in the Sea'
Oil on canvas, 100x100cm
'In the Veil of Darkness'
Oil on canvas, 70x60cm
Inspired by the poem ‘Pejzaz’ by Danuta Galecka-Krajewska. Wonderful poem with her original title Pejzaz, which in English translates as Landscape. I took one of the line from the poem as my title, as I thought it more in line with my feelings when I read it.
'Sudoku for Amators: Searching for Border Number'
Oil on Canvas, 10x65cm
Now, that was a challenge but I couldn’t help being attracted to that poem, (by Danuta Galecka-Krajewska), even though I don’t play Sudoku. Well, maybe I am an amateur? There is a line where she writes of ‘ a tired musical note in B-minor key…’ . That’s the right bottom corner, I am assured by a musician that it is the B-moll.
'Quickly in Hanoi'
Oil on canvas, 100x70cm
That how is was when I lived in Hong Kong for many years and travelled around the South East Asia. Hanoi had just bicycles then. You couldn’t cross the road. To do that, you had to simply close your eyes and just walk into the oncoming river of bikes, them navigating around you, your eyes closed from fear. And fast. Quickly…. Hanoi was wonderful.
Oil on canvas 70x65cm.
Inspired by the poem Telefon Zaufania, by Danuta Galecka-Krajewska. I will leave the interpretation to the viewer.
'Memories of Tehran'
Oil on canvas 100x76cm
I lived in Tehran in 1978 and was caught up in the revolution and overthrow of the Shah of Iran. The idyllic life around the bazaar, where I could wander freely with my young Iranian and Armenian friends changed overnight into a nightmare, although it started as a genuine movement for more freedom. We had to be evacuated with guards pointing guns though our car’s window. But I still miss Esfahan, Shiraz, Persepolis… and the pomegranate stew.