Warsaw

Jan Zakrzewski

Muzeum im. Xawerego Dunikowskiego w Krolikarni

FOLLOWING JAN ZAKRZEWSKI'S recent return to Poland after nearly twenty years abroad, this retrospective, titled “Punkty odniesienia” (Points of reference), reexamined the artist's career, attempting to show the consistency in his development over the last thirty years. Zakrzewski is known both in Europe and the United States for his lyrical paintings and drawings that fuse geometry with expressive gesture while engaging snippets of memory as sources of imagery for his evocative art. With more than forty large paintings and drawings the show demonstrated that, as much as Zakrzewski has departed from his earlier style, he has nonetheless preserved the sensibility he developed as a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in the late '60s and early '70s.

Zakrzewki never fit easily into the panorama of postwar Polish art. As a young artist, he chose to work in between two of its dominant

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