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Tradition in art has always had immense impact on my work. My fascination with Callot’s and Goya’s graphics as well as the memories of the second world war passed on in my family lent my works narrative character. However, I do not want my graphics to be appealing through brutal scenes or distorted pictures showing atrocities of war. I want to emphasize the aesthetic side of composition with simple forms as opposed to the graphics’ subject. This method of building up narration, when the subject of my work is not self-evident at the beginning, seems genuinely appealing to me. I deliberately resign form programming my work to be interpreted in only one way. It is possible to make art that is committed without moralizing at the same time. It all depends on how we use the symbolic means of expression. My graphics depict war without literal representation. Years of excessive exposure to suffering images have not changed anything. In the context of war atrocities it is far more important to show something unobtrusive and trivial. It helps us to understand that evil resides in reality and that it is present in everyday life.

Battlefield Landscape series was created during 2007-2009 as a part of my Ph.D. degree at the Graphic Department  at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Series consist of 12 prints on paper and one combined work - digital print on paper used as a screen and a video.

Landing operation, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Two Skies, linocut with litho, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2008, Hahnemuelle paper
Destrozatanques, linocut with litho, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2008, Hahnemuelle paperThis work was awarded on Edmonton Print International 2008 printmaking contest in Canada.
Landing Ground, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Bleriot, linocut with litho, 60x74 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2007, Hahnemuelle paper
Sunken, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2008, Hahnemuelle paper
Hunt, linocut with litho, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2008, Fabriano paper
Blockade, etching with litho, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2006, Hahnemuelle paper
Trench, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Hunt II, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Manovers, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Kaboom!, linocut with silkscreen, 60x80 cm (70x100 cm paper size), 2009, Hahnemuelle paper
Hint at the Sky- stills from the video, digital print with video, 110x150 cm, 2009, Hahnemuelle paper, 30s. looped
Hint at the Sky, digital print with video, 110x150 cm, 2009, Hahnemuelle paper, 30s. looped
Hint at the Sky - instalation
SNAP Gallery, Edmonton in Alberta, Canada
SNAP Gallery, Edmonton in Alberta, Canada