Currently exhibiting in "Artists
and Identity"; 3
Nov - 22 Dec 2007
The Grange, 36 Ulet Road, Liverpool, L17 3BP.
Viewing by appointment.
Please, see links above for contact details.
Krakiewicz (Stas) was born in 1964 in Liverpool, England
from Polish immigrant parents fleeing from persecution in the Second
World War. He has history of painting stretching back fifteen years,
which has evolved stylistically and passionately through his varying
Recently preferring to find inspiration from English Naïve art
and Art Brute that has no need to show technical realism, with the
belief that it gets in the way of the balancing act between concept,
colour and form, he resolves his concepts through his fragmented
dyslexic residual memory and revels artistically in its unexpected
outcomes. His paintings imitate traditional technical influences
from past masters, using layers of glaze over an impasto surface
creating sumptuous textures.
The House Work’s series (which now also include Marine-Paintings)
have large dominant skies with a low skyline that engulf and highlight
the vulnerable focal point, a structure in a sparse colour plane.
The large areas of colour reflect the connection with abstraction
and colour fields and the representation of iconographical objects
such as homes and buildings. The finished paintings are left with
a freshness that reflects the influence of his faux primitive style.
These dwellings are an ongoing exploration based on the theme of
homes that embraces Stas's interest in buildings.