Łukasz Zedlewski | Travel sketches

Łukasz Zedlewski | Travel sketches

We would like to invite you to an exhibition of drawings by Łukasz Zedlewski, an artist closely associated with the  Warmia and Masuria, Żuławy and Pomerania regions, who in his works in a unique way discovers the charm of large cities and small villages, and encouraging the viewers to get to know those places from a new perspective.

🔵 2nd July 2, 6 pm – private opening
🔵 3rd July – 2nd August 2020 –  duration of the exhibition
🔵 2nd August 10am – 1pm – finissage in the form of workshops
🔴Because of the Covid-19 epidemic until the further notice special visiting rules are applied.

Łukasz Zedlewski’s charcoal drawings show artist’s attention to detail and ability to capture the features of places visited during his multiple journeys. The viewer can observe how the artist’s sensitive eye embraces the essence of viewing objects and landscapes. The sketch form itself allows the artist to reveal the original concept and to show emotions accompanying during that process.
In his works recipient can feel the artist’s intimate contact with the tools he uses – a carbon bar and a sketchbook, which are the basic accessories of a drawer. Expressively rendered forms often imprint on the adjacent card from a sketchbook, thus showing the authenticity and spontaneity of the drawing process.
Drawings hang on the walls were created during small trips to neighbouring towns from Warmia and Masuria, Żuławy and Pomerania regions are compiled with sketchbooks full of notes from distant journeys to international capitals of culture. Intimate drawings from everyday wanderings are accompanied by the studies of paintings by Francisco Goya or the landscapes of Tuscany. Viewers in these works are able to recognize places more or less known – they can compare them with their own view on familiar towns and nearby villages. Maybe someone can even confront notes from sketchbooks with memories of distant travels to Rome or other related cities?
This dialogue of regional motifs with views from distant places reveals differences and similarities. On the one hand, it presents that each geographical region has its own distinct character, while on the other the observer can notice that artist concentrates on similar motives no matter where he travels. Thanks to this, all of the places presented by him gain a bit of quaintness. During this comparison, it becomes apparent that nearby areas, more or less known, can also be magical and interesting.
We hope that the artist works will inspire our viewers to reach for their own sketchbooks or cameras to record what is unique and exceptional in nearby areas. This summer, we encourage our audience to focus on the under-appreciated micro-travels and to careful studies of the drawing medium itself, which especially in the era of overproduction of images and information may draw the attention of the recipients to significant details that have not been seen before.