Robert Maciejuk

Born in 1965 in Biała Podlaska. From 1985-1990 he studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw under professors Stafan Gierowski and Ryszard Winiarski, and stayed on as an assistant professor at his alma mater until 1995. The artist lives in. Robert Maciejuk belongs to the most outstanding Polish painters. All his practice is marked with the knowledge that painting is entangled in the modernistic mythology and post modernistic deconstruction. In the beginning of the 1990 his painting was determined by set systems of geometric forms, their repertoire was limited to a circle, rectangle, square, triangle, straight line and surface of smooth colour. Later, for a long time, the sign - an ideogram borrowed from the world of contemporary civilization was central to his work. He painted company logos, political symbols, flags and trademarks, communicative or warning signs usually consisted of simple geometrical figures. Impersonal and neutral, painted signs were juxtaposed and accumulated in cycles as paintings of aircraft signs series displayed as large panels. In his latest compositions he borrows the images from books, postcards, old music postcards. His method of almost literal transposition to canvas is connected with the question of the rhetoric of representation.

Exhibitions in the gallery: With Natural Flowers, Ceremonies. A Practice of Vision

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Robert Maciejuk
Untitled (diptych), 2012, oil on canvas, 70,5 x 63 cm; 50 x 40 cm



Robert Maciejuk
Untitled, board, veneer, 100 x 200 cm



Robert Maciejuk
Ceremonies IV, 205, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm



Robert Maciejuk
Architectural Detail from the sanatorium In Kozubnik, 2015, oil on canvas, 50 x 50 cm



Robert Maciejuk
Cubist Motif, from the series Ceremonies, 2015, oil on canvas, 46 x 33 cm



Robert Maciejuk
untitled, 2005, oil on canvas, 150 × 120 cm



Robert Maciejuk
untitled, 2005, oil on canvas, 80 × 46 cm



Robert Maciejuk
untitled, 2010, oil on panel 170 × 220 cm



Robert Maciejuk
untitled, 2006, oil on panel, diptych: 99 × 45,5 cm; 55,5 × 68 cm



Robert Maciejuk
untitled, 2004/2005, oil on panel, 77 × 61 cm