Approved: 05.03.2012

Rafal Zawistowski

Artist

Approved: 05.03.2012

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

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Secondary education, Further education
  • Categories: Drawing, Painting
 
 

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    Biography

    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

    2013

    Aura: Teodora Art Gallery, Toronto.

    2012

    The Unkindness: Graham Hunter Gallery, London.

    Halo: New Painting: Canvas and Cream Gallery, London.

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2014

    Heatherley’s School of Fine Art Staff Exhibition: Bankside Gallery, London.

    2013

    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.

    2012

    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.

    2011

    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.

    2010

    Salad2: Foyer Gallery Wimbledon College, London.

    2009

    Pathways: Profetti Dismari Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

    2008

    Outdoor Art Exhibition: Art Fair, Toronto, Canada.

    2007

    Emerging Show Exhibition, ACA Gallery, Toronto, Canada. Reflections, ACA Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

    2006

    Graduate Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design. Toronto, Canada.

    2005

    Departures Exhibition, Ontario College of Art and Design. Florence, Italy.

    2004

    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

    2012

    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

    2011

    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

    Education

    2010-2011

    Wimbledon College of Art. London. MA Fine Art.

    2002-2006

    Ontario College of Art & Design. Canada. BA Fine Art.

    Collections : Saatchi Collection

    Private Collections:

    London, England

    Toronto, Canada

     Warsaw, Poland

     Caracas, Venezuela 

    Stamford, Connecticut, USA