Szawel Plociennik


Eduardo Secci is pleased to announce Szawel Plociennik's new solo exhibition at NOVO's space in Florence (Piazza Carlo Goldoni 2). The exhibition opens on 24 November and will run until 14 January 2023.  


Szawel's aesthetic develops through paintings resulting from a series of layers given by different techniques. Acrylic, oil, spray and airbrush collide to create humanoids that tend in an extreme effort towards the deformation conceived by the artist himself. Inevitably influenced by his origins and from the Polish culture, Szawel is inspired by the mythology and fairy tales of his childhood memories, as well as when elaborating the titles of his works, always enigmatic, never explanatory.


While the study of tradition acts as a sort of path-breaker prior to the development of the works, it is only as the elaboration of the works proceeds that the artist progressively realises and concretises the awareness and his specific intentions of the piece he is working on. Having completed the first preparatory sketch phase, often on very large canvases, Szawel goes on instinctively, letting himself be carried away not only by his emotions but also by the result that he progressively obtains by painting and mixing different techniques.  

Asexual, immersed in poetry and myths, the subjects represented are the reincarnation of his desires, traumas, dreams and personal catastrophes, they are creatures that are born with more or less effort, and the context in which the artist is involved collaborates to create new landscapes and backgrounds.

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