ANDRZEJ MASIANIS - HE WAS BORN IN 1974 IN PILA IN POLAND. HE FINISHED I FINE |
ARTS LICEUM IN BYDGOSZCZ. HE IS THE GRADUATE OF THE FINE ARTS FACULTY AT THE
NICOLUS COPERNICUS UNIVERSITY IN TORUN. HE RECEIVED THE DIPLOMA IN 1999.
HE HAS DEALT WITH PAINTING, DRAWING AND GRAPHICS. IN 1996 HE GOT A
SCHOLARSCHIP FROM TADEUSZ KULISIEWICZ FOUNDATION.
IN 1998 HE OBTAINED THE SECOND AWARD IN POLISH DRAWING BIENNALE OF FINE ARTS
UNIVERSITIES IN KATOWICE.
HE TOOK PART IN THE CYCLE OF EXPOSITIONS TITLED "FINAL JUDGEMENT" ORGANIZED
BY TEST, POKAZ, STUDIO, KORDEGARDA GALLERIES AND ACADEMY THEATRE IN WARSAW.
IN 2001 HE RECEIVED THE AWARD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF TORUN IN THE CONTEST THE
WORK OF 2000.
The 20th century was characterised by a rich development of theoretical
reflection and performing practice in the field of art. The inherent lack of
limits of the area and its criteria arouses doubts among many artists and
audiences. In my drawings I attempt to return to the classically simple
formula of artistic expression that refers to the historical styles of
Baroque and Gothic Art, and one that, in my opinion, may move contemporary
audiences. In my works I often refer to the subject of the Last Judgment. I
am influenced by writing - theological, biblical texts, fantasy writing -
and even by science fiction films. Although my works refer to biblical
themes, I don't consider myself a religious artist. The kind of artwork that
is typical of religious art seems to me rather churchy and schematic.
Christian subjects are very close to me, but my work isn't restricted to
Current Residence: POLAND - Toruń