Photo: Rafal Zawistowski in London

Rafal Zawistowski


I work with landscapes as well as figures, though I keep both aesthetically separate. This separation is because the landscapes evoke a feeling of otherness and a presence that is not seen. I evoke feeling through the materiality of paint. If photography captures a moment and sculpture captures form, painting is a half way point between the two that lives on through time. I address how the anti-sublime and the sublime are perceived through painting. I also explore the co-existing symbiotic relationship between the environment and the anti-environment. The trees are an archive of time - as a tree grows so do the rings in its trunk. In the way an old solitary tree becomes an icon and a cluster of trees overwhelms our senses.

Location London
Activities Secondary education, Further education
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Painting

News & Events

  • A Casual Phenomenology: New Works by Rafal Zawistowski and Clare Gosling

    New Works by Rafal Zawistowski and Clare Gosling Curated by Alastair Gordon 7 March – 4 April 2014 Private view 10 March 6-9pm Departure 649-651 Commercial Road Limehouse E14 7LW

  • Forgotten Paradise

    04/11/2013 – 10/11/2013
    Gallery on the Corner, 155 Battersea Park Rd sw8 4bu

    Clare Gosling and Rafal Zawistowski explore the notions of forgotten paradise through the use of divine light.

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