Polish artist Mateusz Piestrak’s presentation explores painting in a culture dominated by new media. The most prominent theme is “discovering” the image. Piestrak samples fragments of artworks by old masters, well known for the tradition of painting. The artist drifts through his own epoch, turning his source of inspiration into fiction. By multiplying parallel perspectives, the narration in Piestrak’s paintings is always multidimensional, fragmentary, foggy and depends on the individual’s experience.
Mateusz Piestrak was born in 1991 in Poland. He graduated from University of Arts in Poznan, Poland in the Faculty of Painting under the supervision of Professor Włodzimierz Dudkowiak in 2016. The same year he was nominated to the 36th edition of the Maria Dokowicz Competition – The Best Diplomas in Art 2016 (Poznan International Fair) during which he won the Grand Prix in the category of Artistic Diploma and Special Prize of the Bank PKO SA. In 2016, he received an Artistic Award in the National Painting Competition New Image/New View and was a finalist in the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition both in 2014 & 2016. Most recently his work was included in a group show at top contemporary London Gallery, Beers London.
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