Hello Ireneusz, please introduce yourself
My name is Ireneusz Jankowski. I am a Polish artist, teacher, educator and culture animator. In the 1980s, I graduated from the College of Fine Arts (now the Academy of Fine Arts) in Gdańsk, specializing in art education. For many years I have been working with high school students, preparing them for the profession of a visual artist. In recent years, I have once again devoted myself to artistic research and started to express myself through art. I am creative in the field of easel painting, ceramics and recently I have become fascinated with geometric abstraction. I live in Warsaw.
What can you tell us about your art?
I don’t like to comment on my work. There is no doubt that I try to give myself and the recipient maximum satisfaction in my works. Playing with color and form is just such a message. It seems to me that a few quotes will best describe the thought I would like to articulate. If anyone wants to understand me, then they should look at my paintings carefully. Is Gustav Klimt’s art meant to be understandable? Yes, but only for the addressees.
Lets look at some quotes. Stanisław Jerzy Lec: “Everything should be simplified as much as possible, but no more.” Pablo Ruiz Picasso: “A painter is a man who paints what he sells. An artist is a man who sells what he paints.”
While dealing with education, I conducted many art workshops, including open-air painting. It was these activities that made me aware of the concept of synthesis and then abstraction in visual arts. Fascinated by the works of Piet Mondrian and Kazimierz Malewicz, I decided to take up the challenge of geometric abstraction in recent years.
Do you have a very specific style?
I try to strive for an universal composition. Observing the reality that surrounds us, I am looking for an answer how to note it down in the simplest form, also limiting the color sphere.
The main goal is universality and at the same time the greatest simplicity of the artistic expression of the work.
Do you have an artistic philosophy to share?
It seems to me that the ideas and values of the representatives of minimalism are up-to-date here. Seeking and drawing experiences from the achievements of past generations.
Your final statement
Creativity and art are an antidote to the problems of our civilization. As the saying goes: culture softens the customs. Thank you for the opportunity to present it on your website.
Ireneusz Jankowski ★ artist resume
Ireneusz Jankowski. Polish artist, pedagogue, educator and animator of culture. He is creative in the field of easel painting, ceramics and recently fascinated by geometric abstraction. Participation of many individual and collective exhibitions. Creates and lives in Warsaw.
Thank you for your insightful thoughts, Ireneusz.