Rajmund
Ziemski

A complete departure from the item in order to show the suggestiveness and conventionality of its meaning. A blurring of the boundaries of semantics leading to the capture of the closest and most desired effect by the artist - the result of an ongoing process.

For Rajmund Ziemski, the long-standing practice of figurativeness became the main reason for his departure from further use of this form and led him towards suggestiveness. He was one of the few Polish artists of the 20th century who mainly created landscapes. His compositions were the materialisation of various states of the artist's imagination and fantasies, and it is not without reason that they are often referred to as 'internal landscapes', which correspond to the current state of the soul. The means of artistic expression used were usually limited to wire-like lines and spilled, frayed patches of colour, which, by clashing with each other, were the elements responsible for the narrative of expression in the painting. The variety of textures and the quais spatiality apparent on the individual planes contribute to the delicately openwork-relief character of the work. His works are close to the painting of matter, understood in a truly literal way due to their geological basis in colour, referring to the colour of the earth.


Selected
Artworks
Selected
Exhibitions
2019 "Rajmund Ziemski", Opera Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2018 "Contemporary Art from the Collection of Wojciech Fibak", District Museum in Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2010 "Rajmund Ziemski. Landscape 1953 - 2005.", Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
2006 "Rajmund Ziemski - Retrospective", Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2005 "Between reason and emotion. In the circle of Rajmund Ziemski's painting." SARP, Warsaw, Poland
1997 "Paintings by Stefan Gierowski and Rajmund Ziemski", Zapiecek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1978 "Colour in Polish painting of the 19th and 20th centuries", Poznań, Poland
1965 "17 Polish Painters", New York, USA