Polish painter Jarek Puczel graduated from the University of Warsaw has gained his artistic experience as a filmmaker, graphic designer and painter. He describe his style as emotional, but calming, reduced in shape and color. Building stories, but pointing at illusion and unveiling the materiality of paints. Showing the individuals, but talking about a common human experiences.
There is also probably something deeply “Eastern European” in his style. You can even feel the heritage of painting icons: human figures are reduced in details to their main psychological features, and depicted mainly on a flat backgrounds.
Paradoxically, such an old-time “iconic heritage” can be regarded… as a progressive conceptual basis. “By the way, the outside world really doesn’t exist, as quantum physics teaches us.
“In his “Lovers” series he focuses on deeply hidden, intimate connections between couples. These two people create the deepest field of emotional experiences, the strongest tensions, field of learning through love and pain. But of course, you can’t see anything unless you’re not inside as a intimate participant. Outside viewer sees nothing, so we are “censored or protected”.
The paint shows and covers at the same time. The surface gets wavy, subjected to an alternating rhythm of disturbances, tensions and calms. And we are forcing to read between the lines, to dive into this situation with our interpretation, our own emotions in the mirror of the painting.