Michał Konrad Zalewski
I'm a multi-discipline Polish artist, working mainly in the visual arts field. My main mediums are acrylics on canvas and digital paintings. My work is expressionistic and non-figurative.
I have always been involved in art in some form or another, and originally, started my career in music as a guitar player. Discovering visual arts prompted me to change my tools of expression. Although I have had non-academic training, I am mostly self-taught. I am constantly experimenting and finding new techniques to express myself.
In my latest series of paintings I try to depict frequencies of our Universe and translate them into visual language. They are caught in a particular moment, acting as a snapshot. Composition, colour and structure play a key role in these works. By juxtaposing organic forms, contrasting lines and textured backgrounds, I try to show its beauty and complexity.
My time in music influences my work in many ways, because listening to music during painting is undivided to my artistic expression. Electronic music, where there is no tangible human presence in the form of singing or vocals, helps me to immerse in my creative space.
My artistic process consists of translating the ambience and dynamics of the music into abstract forms and complex compositions. Sound is evocative and elicits emotions that I express through different textures, colours and shapes.
The process starts in Photoshop where I create digital painting. The application of line, texture, colour and form is uncontrolled and intuitive. After that I try to translate it to canvas. It is always a challenge to find an apt technique and prompts me to experiment. While the digital and analog media differ vastly there is an allure to both.
I believe the frequencies in my paintings resonate with the viewer.
16/11/2015 – Solo exhibition in Wrocław School of Drawing
10/12/2015 – Group exhibition on "ABSL Diamonds 2015" in Sheraton Hotel Warsaw
17/11/2017 – Solo exhibition in officyna art & design gallery in Warsaw
08/03/2018 – Solo exhibition in Żywa Galeria Stalowa 52 in Warsaw
01/02/2019 – Solo exhibition in The Office Luxembourg
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