JAN MLYNARCZYK - 1957
Jan MlynarczyK has been studying people for a number of years. Their silhouettes, profile's and outlines are vague and charming, and therefore they are getting close to a universal symbol. At the beginning of his career, the artist painted his forms in a very contrasting way, using a rapid stroke method, yet at the same time he looked for a way to define his symbols with monochromatic colour surfaces. In time Mlynarczyk's palette softened and lightened out. For many casual, not too careful viewers those paintings may seem to be clearly pointillist or impressionist in style. In my opinion one who share such a point of view is mistaken. I am sure that the artist's intentions were somewhat different.
Mlynarczyk's style represents a totally different style of painting, with its roots deeply set in the contemporary world. Just because his paintings do not show violent colour combinations does not mean that they cannot be fully enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.
A very good technical background, as well as his high artistic standard allows Mlynarczyk to bridge his work historical and contemporary element. Their are no certainties in life however after one takes a look at his work, one has a need to spend more time in front of his art and if one finally does walk away, one feels more composed and peaceful.
Studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Graduated with Merit in 1982 with an MA degree in Professor Henryk Tomaszewski's Studio.
1984 - Wolfrum Gallery, Vienna -1984 - Jan Spychalski Post Competition Exhibition, Poznan
1985 - Stara Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw - 1985 - Warsaw Art Group Exhibition, Warsaw
1985 - Joan Miro prize, Barcelona - 1988 - Generations, Prague - 1988 - Wepaint Zacheta, Warszawa - 1992 - Berkhardt Gallery, London