“It’s the perfect time to pick up Bartosz Beda’s work because despite picking up various awards, a scholarship in Dresden and solo exhibitions across Europe, his work is relatively new to the market.” says Gabrielle du Plooy. Natwest
Imagine you just found out that a young Picasso, Warhol or Dali just happened to be passing through Spokane to exhibit, prior to becoming renowned,” Peterson said. “Would you want to meet them? See their art? Spokesman Review
(…) Provocative. Disturbing. Intriguing. Every painting in the room. But none of his work compelled me more that morning than the collection in the folio of ink drawings which he placed on the floor and turned page after page. Lines and diaphanous smears, color running or strangely contained to blur or define each portrait, all eight faces revealing only one “functional” eye, the other either totally hidden by the hands or blackened as if gouged or disfigured or framed by the subject’s thumb and forefinger as if to focus the lens before taking a photograph. Of whom? The viewer? To see or not to see seems to be a thematic thread, every one of the portraits evoking its own narrative. (…) Expose Art Magazine
Duality Between Abstract Art an Figurative Art
When I paint, I combine abstract art and figurative art, but I don’t create any systems in the abstract or figurative form within which objects, figures, and strokes find their order. The form is a conscious connection between me and the canvas. I interpreted the form created on the surface as the subconscious activity of the mind that reflects directly on the surface of the painting. (Read Full Interview Here)
Motivation as an Artist
Like others, I have my dreams and goals that I want to reach in painting and contemporary art. This becomes my motivation. I always was inspired by Seneca, who once said: “It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” I think the same about myself as an artist. It is not the lack of time or opportunities that were given to me, but how I manage them. If I see results that I am not happy with, that means that there is something wrong with my use of the time I have. The time is a motivation for me as an artist and becomes a primary inspiration to create. The fact that I am given specific circumstances pushes my limits to invest into creating a new combination of subjects and styles in my painting. Themes are not based only on my background, and it is not exactly true that I am only interested in exploring political issues like I stated in my statement that you could find on my website.
Artist in Dallas since 2018
In 2018, I moved to Dallas in Texas and became of of the artist in Dallas. It was cery important move for me, as it allowed me to focus on different aspect in my career. I look forward to work and live here. In December 2018, I rented a warehouse in Mesquite that is about 20mins drive from downtown Dallas.
Where To Find My Artworks
I will have a group exhibition at the Other Art Fair in New Your (May), Santa Fe Art Fair (July). I am also working on a new body of work for my solo exhibition at Hopkins Art Center (USA), Brownsville Museum (USA) and Execute Project (USA).