" The light is most important to me, with it's help I build paintings. It's the creative strength of artistic visions. My paintings have, at least I try for them to have a rich facture - imprints of shells, birds' feathers, typing fonts, sand, plaster, leafs etc. These agents, these tools serve in process of creation of fragile space, rich and saturated with mystery. In my painting two worlds meet. The first one, given as it is seen, being at the same time a pretext of creative searching, deformations and transformations. The other one, hidden and unrecognizable, merely sensed. These two coexist together and in my visions they couterpoint each other. My paintings are an (consiously) eclectic world. There is no human being appearing in any of them, just as so many people in today's contemporary world feel lonely and even alienated. Perhaps that's why I have an impression that I am a part of a big theatre in which 'someone' carefully crafted decorations, but there are no actors. Just as if the performance did not started yet... An important motive in my painting are doors, gates, openings, cracks and crests opening towards transcendence, sacrum and mystery. I believe that behind that crest in the realm that is not an object of my artistic penetrations there is no void. There is light. And mentioning the sphere, which comes back so frequently in my paintings she is the fullest expression of perfection and a revelation of harmony and splendid order."
Biography: Andreas Zielenkiewicz was born in Zielona Gora (Poland) in 1955, and grew up in Bydgoszcz. Attended UMK University in Torun, from where he graduated with arts degree in 1980. After just a few years Andreas Zielenkiewicz became one of the most recognizable figures on the arts scene in Poland. He had many exhibitions in several areas - basically in Germany,Sweden and Spain ( "Obra Cultural" - Main Prize - XI,XII Marathon, Madrid) Andreas Zielenkiewiczs works are inspirational - about achieving harmony to obtain your goals. In the early days Andreas Zielenkiewicz painted in the traditional style of the romantic period of the 19th century. His favoured motive was stilllifes and landscapes, but he was not satisfied. He wanted to look behind the subjects. His studies and exhibitions in the foreign european countries gave him this occasion. He himself decided for a new, unknown world. The antithesis of two different worlds East and west- changes his artistical views. From now on he works with clearly colours, elementary forms, lines and ornaments. He also works up ethnological symbols, old letters, calligraphies and discovers new letters. His pictures show the spiritual power and the expression of ideas. The paintings can be seen in many european galleries and private collections. At the moment his work is exhibited extensively in the United States as well as several European galleries and in his home country of Poland in Gdansk and Bydgoszcz.
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