Tytus Brzozowski, Creator Of Dreamlike Worlds

Tytus Brzozowski is a young Polish architect and painter, who paints rather strange and gentle surreal water colours of his native city Warsaw.   Many of his paintings at first glance appear to be completely normal paintings of a beautiful old European city, but when you look a bit closer, you discover that they are really strange…  Houses on stilts, balloons with pianos hanging below them and similar.

I suspect he uses water colour rather than oil or acrylic as it gives his paintings a sort of genteel faded quality, which the brilliance of oils and acrylics would tend to destroy.

Curiously enough, he also paints pictures of the most appalling sweetness and banality, which is rather odd.   Ghastly paintings of flowers, or landscapes or pretty girls, done in the most “Sunday Painter” manner you could imagine.   Not sure why he does this, unless of course it is either that he is taking the piss out of that way of painting, or he is simply a very sentimental young man…   No idea.   But for whatever reason he does this, it is odd.  By the way, he does those sort of paintings with the same technical skill obviously, so they are not unsuitable to hang on the walls of a barbers shop or restaurant.. just not in my home!!!

Here is a sample of that style of painting to give you a taste of that side of the man.


See what I mean?   Competent, but in no way remarkable, and certainly not a style of painting I would bother to write about here.

The way in which he more often paints is in much the same style, but the subject matter is odd and much more intriguing, and certainly worth writing about on my blog.

To give you an idea, here is one to tempt you to read on, I hope……

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I have recently become aware of the work of Paweł Kuczyński, a young and very talented Polish painter.   He specialises in a very disturbing and clear headed type of satirical painting to make his points – which are chiefly anti-war, anti- capitalism and anti just about anything that contributes to making life less pleasant.

As you will see from the very small selection of his huge body of work that I have posted below, his work has a sort of clean cut, almost photographic quality, and there is really no room for misunderstanding his message in each of his paintings.

However, obeying the first rule of art that was given to me when I started to study sculpture at St. Martins School of Art many years ago, when we were told that to discuss art was the purvue of those who couldnt make it… so we were told to keep our mouths shut and simply get on with making art, and also not to insult the work of Paweł  by analysing it, as his meanings are absolutely clear, I shall simply post a number of his works to whet your appetite.

If his work appeals t you, then you can find a huge amount of it online (Google images) or on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pawel-Kuczynski/222849284410325).

So here goes……………………………….

Lets start with a video that shows a lot of his work.

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So, there you go…..

Not the stuff to contemplate when you wish to be at peace with the world I would suggest.

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