Born in Szczecin, Poland. Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Jarek Wojcik’s paintings are coded with triggers and echoes that play one upon the other to ensnare and transport us. Exploring themes of temptation and enchantment, their resonant compositions are like re-tellings. They chronicle recollection as pilgrimage. Across continents, they speak of the past in the present; of those things we keep returning to so as not-to-forget; affinities; submerged memories and a curious hyper-reality. Laden with painterly and literary references they carry with them a personal sense of history and a whimsical delight in visual appearance. Inhabited by impossible shadow realms and projections, vertiginous spaces, cul-de-sacs and leaden skies, these theatrical renderings question our sense of reality as solid. Wojcik’s cryptic entanglements are secret landscapes of quiet liberation that dwell deep within the emotional ground of the self.
(extract from catalogue essay, “…time and place” by Martina Copley, 2011.)…Read More