Witek Ziemiszewski

Witek Ziemiszewski was born in 1967 in Pabianice, Polend. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź.          He is a painter, but he also creates video art and interactive installations. In his paintings he synthesizes landscape, thus creating abstract waterscapes. He’s taken part in many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He lives and works in Łódź. In his water landscapes, Ziemiszewski gives prominence to the graphic-like, delineated expanse of the element. Formally, the paintings offering a bird’s eye view of the water surfaces correspond to op-art or the art of Victor Vasarely. The works influenced by the author’s diving experience are, on the other hand, much more like drawings. The intricate web of fine lines makes one think of a cartographer meticulously tracing and outlining the seas and the lands for the future travellers and discoverers. It seems that Ziemiszewski tries to show us how little we know about the already explored lands or how imprecise we are in our explorations. The artist analyses structural patterns with a great attention to detail in order to uncover the mysterious and the unreal in that which is seemingly ordinary and familiar.