• Marcin Maciejowski Overwhelmed by the great tradition of the city, 2012 Oil on canvas 170 x 130 cm Courtesy: Wilkinson Gallery, London

  • Marcin Maciejowski VIP I - XII, 2008 Oil on canvas (10 canvases) 220 x 400 cm Overall size (110 x 80 cm each) Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

  • Marcin Maciejowski Private Investigator (based on Chinatown) 2012 Courtesy the artist and Wilkinson Gallery, London

Marcin Maciejowski

1 February 2013 - 2 June 2013

The work of Marcin Maciejowski (born Babice, Poland in 1974) re-presents everyday images of our time. Using those already in popular circulation as starting points - found photographs, movies, posters, newspaper illustrations - his paintings naturally inherit the social and political implications of their source material. Current affairs, film stills, military and religious figures and film noir femme fatales all populate his art. Witty and often ironic, these subjects are presented in a deliberate abandonment of the traditions associated with the history of painting. Echoing the speed of the digital reproduction, the slowness of his chosen, analogue, medium brings an examination of the role of painting in today'’s cultural world. 

This will be the artists first exhibition in a public UK venue and will include paintings from 2003-12. 

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