Presentation

Every single work by Piotr Rosi?ski is striking. Every work offers a challenge and a provocation, a vast range of potential interpretations and appropriations. Using acrylic paint, a broad palette of reds and whites, knives, rollers and sticks … Piotr Rosi?ski starts with an intuitive sketch before attacking his canvases. He works with red first, then adds a layer of white, before finally setting out to recreate the vital energy of living bodies, of flesh and blood, by scraping at the paint he has applied. The works are intended to be hung in locations imbued with a sense of history and are, as Rosi?ski describes it, “a substitute for a violent release from the confines of the self”. “Everyone has their fears,” he says. “Some people hide these fears; others express them. What I do is to try and confront things head on.”