About Bartosz Beda
Beda’s works are in public collection at Reading Public Museum, Brownsville Museum, Siena Art Institute, and Fondazione Per’l Arte, as well as in private collections throughout Europe, the United States, South Africa, and Asia.
Before relocating from Poland to England, Beda worked on animation in the film industry, including two movie productions, Ichthis by Marek Skrobecki (2005) and Peter and the Wolf by Suzieh Tempelton (2006), which received the Oscar Prize in 2007.
Beda’s art has been widely interviewed and referenced for The Independent, Studio International, Expose Art Magazine, Creative Times, Radcliffe Times, A-N Magazine, Mastars at Axisweb, Arteon Art Magazine, Expose Magazine, Spokesman-Review, BuzzFeed, Daily News and featured in The Guardian, The Telegraph and Money Week., NatWest, Inlander. Mentioned on BBC Radio 4 in February 2013 as ‘one to watch’. He now lives and works in the United States.
(…) 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. (…)
Likened to a young Picasso, Warhol or Dali by The Spokesman-Review, Bartosz Beda could be considered Moscow's best kept secret in the art world.
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?
Bartosz Beda Explores 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.
Bartosz Beda, artist living in Dallas since 2018
In 2018, I moved to Dallas, Texas. My wife teaches at Southern Methodist University. It was a very 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.