Łukasz Patelczyk is a painter and visual artist tied to Gdańsk, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts. He has won many awards for young artists, including the main prize in the Hestia Art Journey, distinctions in the Geppert competition, the First International Madessque Painting Competition, and the Bielsko Fall Painting Biennale. In 2021, he took first place in the Young Art Compass ranking list. His works have been presented at numerous solo and group exhibitions. His pictures are presently found in the collections of the National Museum in Gdańsk and in many private collections in Poland and abroad. He lives and works in Warsaw and in Bydgoszcz. Patelczyk joins figurative painting and geometrical abstract to create enigmatic, mysterious compositions.
The White Canvas Fights with the Picture, 2016, oil on canvas
This picture shows a monochromatic, black-and-white landscape with the outlines of trees and other plants. This an example of the disquieting Romantic nocturne at which the artist excels. The foreground is crossed by vertical lines, which recall the silhouettes of plants illuminated by the flash of a camera. These lines, however, are geometrical and sharp, calling to mind classical abstract painting. In this manner, the artist depicts the “struggle” of the figurative picture with formalist abstract painting.