Anya Tish Gallery is pleased to present Concerto in E Minor, the fifth Houston solo exhibition by the esteemed Polish abstract painter, Paweł Dutkiewicz. In his recent work the artist employs his signature muted palette and geometric composition in order to draw comparisons between the mechanics of musical arrangements and his own process of abstract painting. Meditative, moving, and emblematic, this body of work occupies the same space as the effortlessly complex compositions of Fryderyk Chopin.
Pawel Dutkiewicz’s recent paintings were created while listening to Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 (1830) by Polish composer, Fryderyk Chopin. The titles of the pieces correspond to the tempo of three movements of the first Chopin concerto, reflecting the nature of the work – “allegro maestoso” (joyfully and majestically), “larghetto” (slow pace), “rondo vivace” (a bustling roundabout). Still donning a muted color palette, this new series of paintings reflects an atmosphere of movement and harmonious sound. While Chopin serves as an external inspiration for the paintings and influences the composition of geometric shapes on the canvas, Dutkiewicz’s understated approach to painting continues to point to the internal and results in a ruminative experience, encouraging viewer introspection.