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.
CV & Education
Rafal Zawistowski CV
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Aura: Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto.
The Unkindness: Graham Hunter Gallery, London.
Halo: New Painting: Canvas and Cream Gallery, London.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Heatherley’s School of Fine Art Staff Exhibition: Bankside Gallery, London.
Forgotten Paradise: Gallery on the Corner, London.
Come Dine With Me: BearSpace Gallery, London.
Directions: Graham Hunter Gallery, London.
New Order: Saatchi Gallery, London.
Seven Artists : The Strand Gallery, London.
Intuition, Anti-intuition: Lion and Lamb Gallery, London.
Subject to Change: Kursaal Gallery Space, Southend on Sea.
Making Waves: Works from the Saatchi Collection, Hyatt Regency, London.
One Giant Leap: Works from the Saatchi Collection, Hyatt Regency, London.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries: S1 Space, Site Gallery, ICA, London.
Wimbledon MA Exhibition: Wimbledon College of Art, London.
CCW Salon: Chisinhale Gallery, London.
Fly Tipping: Centre For Drawing Wimbledon College, London.
Futura Bold/Oblique: The Nunnery, London.
CCW Salon: New Gallery, London.
Salad2: Foyer Gallery Wimbledon College, London.
Pathways: Profetti Dismari Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Outdoor Art Exhibition: Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.
Emerging Show Exhibition, ACA Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Reflections, ACA Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Graduate Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design. Toronto, Canada.
Departures Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design. Florence, Italy.
Infinito Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design. Florence, Italy. 2002 Square Foot Exhibition, Awol Gallery. Toronto, Canada.
Selected Bibliography, Media & Articles 2013
Come Dine with Me, Wall Street International ! New Order: British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery - exhibition review, Standard
New Order at Saatchi Gallery; Pae White at SLG; Rock on... at Serpentine, Studio International
Saatchi Gallery goes after the national zeitgeist in New Order: British Art Today, Culture24
British Art Today: Christine Jun on the far of the land at the Saatchi Gallery's New Order show, Dazed Digital
New Order British Art Today, at the Saatchi Gallery, The Independent
Homegrown Artistic Talent At The Saatchi Gallery, Londonist
Tag Archives: Rafal Zawistowski, New Order British Art today @The Saatchi Gallery
New Order British Art Today, Saatchi Gallery by: Robert Dunt
New Order: British Art Today, by: Brain Sewell
British Art now, Spoontrays.blogspot.co.uk
On Our Radar: Rafal Zawistowski, radarlondon.com
The Unkindness, Marylebone Journal Culture
Saatchi and Nigella come to Forest HIll, Sydenham Society
Market News, The Telegrpaph
Canvas and Cream: the gallery that has Saatchi and Nigella biting, The Times
One giant Leap Works from the Saatchi Gallery at The Hyatt Regency-The Churchill, Fad
Game and Play: Intuition/anti-intuition at Lion and Lamb, patternsthatconnect
In Pictures: New Contemporaries 2011, BBC! Art Reviw: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011, CreativeTimes.co.uk
Aesthetica Blog: Radical, Bold & Experimental Art Forms | Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011
Exhibition review ICA - Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2011: In the Presence, Junorae.blogspot.co.uk
Wimbledon College of Art. London. MA Fine Art.
Ontario College of Art & Design. Canada. BA Fine Art.
Collections : Saatchi Collection
Stamford, Connecticut, USA