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Rafał Bujnowski

Rafał Bujnowski

Rafal Bujnowski creates conceptual paintings that explore the conflict between illusionism and how an artwork is actually put together. In order to analyse current visual culture, his works frequently abstract what he refers to as “fetishized” imagery, such the Pope or Old Master paintings. His works, which are mostly produced in series and multiples, also explore the debate between mass production and standardisation and individual artistic expression.

His immediate surroundings serve as the primary source of inspiration as he organises his paintings into both big and small series. His themes are condensed and presented on a white background. Bujnowski is skilled at dissecting the painting medium and its conventions. He opposes the idea of uniqueness with serial manufacturing and reduces the idea of mimesis to silliness by creating paintings that are exact duplicates of real-world items.

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