Wojciech Tut Chechliński
Elemental Realms
Agora Gallery
530 West 25th StreetNew York,NY
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Wojciech Tut Chechliński


Elemental Realms
May 19 – June 8, 2017
Reception: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6-8 PM

Wojciech Chechliński builds oil paintings from thickly laid paint and fragmented visions of the world. Every vibrant mark on the canvas gives his paintings energy. Wide brush strokes and impasto combine with striking colors to convey Chechliński's uninhibited emotion when he paints. His work references cubism, placing figures into scenes where they are distorted into blurring shapes and sharp, substantial cells of pigment. With each image Chechliński embarks on an adventure and invites viewers to explore the work in their own way. The rapid strokes and layers of paint in each piece add a level of spontaneity which works against the strict lines that cut through each composition.  In some places the black lines dissolve and resolve into veins over the entire canvas, asserting and complicating facial features as they bulge and pinch. Differences in value and hue divide each composition into larger components, lending unexpected order to the lively paintings.

Chechliński lives and works in Warsaw. In his work, he spins the reflective nature of the human face into images that represent the psychology of subjects, both real and imagined.