exhibitions
PAWEL DUTKIEWICZ

Reflections Revealed

May 14, 2010 - June 12, 2010

"Reflections Revealed" is the second Houston solo exhibition by Pawel Dutkiewicz, a noted Polish abstract painter and a teacher at the legendary Krakow Academy of Art. The artist’s recent body of work continues to place him in the aesthetic realm of Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Ad Reinhardt.  In his paintings and spatial installations Dutkiewicz seeks to establish a meditative purity by eliminating all obstacles that could hinder the observer’s experience. The artist creates a poetically reductive space that brings to mind Japanese landscape painting and the ascetic, spiritual quality of Buddhist thangka and Byzantine icon. All works presented are vertical, indicating the energy of light traveling from the upper plains down. The mood is emphasized by the use of muted squares and rectangles containing barely discernable variations of color from pale pink, through lavender, to saturated burgundy. The artist’s large-scale canvases with their classic geometric compositions beckon the observer to the mystical realm producing a fusion of Eastern and Western traditions.

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