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……