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£3,250.00

Michal Lukasiewicz was born in 1974 in Pulawy, Poland. He portrays his subjects with the tenderness and warm sensuality of the High Renaissance. Add to this the vibrancy of Pop Art, by his use of bright colours.

Working primarily in acrylic on a gesso ground, his works are at times almost entirely monochrome.

Michal is also well known for his far more colourful paintings. These are adorned with patches and shades of off-white, and a kaleidoscope of colours.

The off-white content in his paintings comes entirely from his use of gesso. He works with his canvas on the wall or floor, to give him a firm surface to rub through the thin layers of acrylic to get to the white gesso beneath.

Despite the contemporary expressiveness of his palette, his nude subjects, mostly women, have a mysteriously quiet nature about them that recalls famous figures in art like Leonardo’s “Mona Lisa”, or Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

“My paintings are of the human form, the soft tenderness that it can transfer to the viewer; never the anger of the world but the peace and harmony that humans are capable of.” Lukasiewicz said.

“My influences have come from living in Belgium and painters of the Benelux countries. I try to show the placid side of the subject by using light, the reflection of light and shadows to emphasise the subjects form and curves. I try to achieve the smoothness of skin and the body, so no brush strokes are visible to the viewer.”

1 in stock

61 × 61 cm