Dwurnik Edward

Born 1943 in Radzymin—painter, draughtsman and graphic artist. Studied at the Department of Painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warszawa (1963—1970). Participated in: Documenta 7, Kassel (1982); 19th Art Biennial São Paulo (1987).

Since the late 1960s, Edward Dwurnik has been creating figurative painting cycles commenting on Polish reality (Hitch-Hiking, Workers, Sportsman). His works are provocatively anti-aesthetic, tersely realistic, grotesque, and hastily drawn. The influence of Nikifor and German expressionists is discernible in his suggestive and bizarre way of representation. Edward Dwurnik has also painted subjective images of towns (Blue Towns, Diagonals) and a series of sea views bordering on abstraction (Błękitne / Blue). The last few years have witnessed the artist’s departure from figurativeness, and creation of a cycle of totally abstract paintings relating to Jackson Pollock’s works.

selected solo exhibitions: Eastbound Road, CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa (1990); Edward Dwurnik. Retrospektive, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (1994); Edward Dwurnik. My Sins, CSW „Łaźnia”, Gdańsk (2001); Until the End, Galeria Raster, Warszawa (2003); Edward Dwurnik, Nevin Kelly Gallery, Washington DC (2004); krakusypokaztacomata.dwurnik.pl, Galeria Potocka, Kraków (2005); Edward Dwurnik. Neue Arbeiten, Walter Bischoff Galerie, Berlin (2006)

in Bunkier Sztuki – solo exhibition: Thanks Jackson. Dwurnik 2001–2004 (2005); group exhibitions: From the Bunkier Collection (2005); Bunkier Sztuki Collection (2006); At last, Something New! Collections of Modern Art from Malopolska (2007); Ok! Wyspiański (2008)

work in Collection: 163 Polish Sculptors, 1997, oil on canvas, 148×148 cm