Franciszek Starowieyski -
a painter illustrator, printmaker, poster artist, theatre and TV set designer.
"The viewer expects the artist to scandalize, insult and shock him".
He likes to shock with his art and his behaviour, Salvadore Dali undoubtedly being his role model.
Endowed with a baroque imagination, Starowieyski is highly adept at combining sensuous forms with intellectual messages, producing unexpected e ects and shocking surrealist visions. His art is exquisitely ornamental and uses a plethora of unique metaphors and an individual system of signs originating from his beloved baroque esthetics. His paintings reveal a fascination with the sensuous, Rubensian female bodies and convey a reflection on passing and death. Saturated with grotesque and humour, his art combines the real world with creations of his ram- pant imagination and makes ostentatious references to the 17th century masters.