Monday, March 29, 2010

Art Appreciation

Out trolling for pictures on Saturday. I left my office and drove past Citygarden, intending to go to the river and check the flooding (more about which later). As I passed the corner of 8th and Market, I saw a painter at an easel making an image of my fav, Eros Bendato, and the surrounding cityscape.

This bore investigation. I parked the car and introduced myself to Henryk Ptasiewicz. He was born in the north of England to Polish parents and studied art in London. I was trying to stay out of the way of his work and did not learn how he came here. His artistic statement tells us that:
My style is realistic, it came about because of the influence of the Surrealists. If you can paint the real world, then you have a chance to illustrate another one. I liked to paint things which only existed in my mind.
You may enjoy seeing some of his work here. A bit more about Ptasiewicz tomorrow.


Olivier said...

la première photo est superbe, j'adore l'expression de la petite fille.

Virginia said...

These are great. She is giving him the eye isn't she! And my he's got a head of hair! Very cool portriat.

Brian Anderson said...

Go Henryk! Damn, he looks intense! Here is the finished painting:

cieldequimper said...

I think the first one is going to be one of my alltime favourites.

T. Becque said...

You really captured natural expressions in each of these images - it's great to see.

Michael Anderson said...

Henryk P is an excellent painter. glad to see him here.