Andrzej
Szewczyk

A deconstruction of painting understood according to classical forms and the notion of the artist as a copyist of nature. A departure from classical form and means of painterly expression, in which unconventional, original objects, previously rather unheard of in art, appear in their place. Andrzej Szewczyk's painting is closer to being understood as a philosophical interpretation opening up new paths and possibilities of creative work and the significance of the artist in the world of art in general, rather than as the art of representing reality and the object. The subject, if it is to be shown as an artistic object then the choice of material becomes the key issue.

For Szewczyk, the metaphorical significance of matter as a carrier of sensual cultural values is important. Materials he often uses include wood, lead, steel and non-material objects such as nut shells, mirrors, notebooks or maps. In his works, he indirectly refers to content familiar from history, literature and the tradition of art history, thus updating established patterns in the new contemporary reality.


Selected
Artworks
Selected
Exhibitions
2010 "Images of the Collection", Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
2009 "Collection. 20 Years of the Starmach Gallery", National Museum, Cracow, Poland
2007 "Painting on mirrors by Andrzej Szewczyk", Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
"Andrzej Szewczyk. Works from the contemporary art collection of the Upper Silesian Museum", Upper Silesian Museum, Bytom, Poland
"Andrzej Szewczyk. Paintings from the Peasants", Upper Silesian Museum, Bytom, Poland
"GK Collection #1", Stary Browar Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2003 "Katowicki underground artystyczny po 1953", BWA, Katowice, Poland
2002 "Wspomnienie", Szara Gallery, Cieszyn, Poland
"artEfakty", Kronika Gallery, Bytom, Poland
2001 "Andrzej Szewczyk 1950 - 2001", Muzalewska Gallery, Poznan, Poland
"Faces of death in contemporary Polish art. VIII Biennale Against Values", BWA Contemporary Gallery, Katowice, Poland
2000 "Manuscripts", Stefan Szydłowski Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1997 "Art From Poland 1945 - 1996", Mucsarnok, Budapest, Hungary
1996 “… Calamum in mente tinquebat…”, BWA, Katowice, Poland
"Manuscript for Titvilitarius", Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
1994 "Desert Storm", BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland
"Europa, Europa", Kunst- und Austellungshalle der BDER, Bonn, Germany
1990 "Polnische Bucher und Kunstverlage der Achtziger" - Kampnagelfabrik, Hamburg; Kunstpalast, Duesseldorf, Germany
1986 "Kunst uit Polen", Galerie Nouvelles Images, The Hague, the Netherlands
"Geometry and Expression", Parko Eleftherias, Athens, Greece
1985 "4 Foksal Gallery Artists", Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1984 "Poet's House", RR Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
"Monument to F. Kafka's Letters to F. Bauer", Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
"Objects You Can", RR Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1982 12. Biennale des Jeunes Artisted, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
1981 "3 Polish Artists", Air Gallery, London, Great Britain
16th Sao Paulo Biennale, Brazil
1980 11. Biennale des Jeunes Artistes, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France