NEOCHROME is proud to present a new body of work by Michal Bohdankiewicz.
The project includes 9 abstract paintings sized 35 x 25 cm. Taking inspiration from daily walks and the personal research conducted in the studio, Bohdankiewicz’s canvases explore visual experience through
Bohdankiewicz seeks formal harmony by starting with inner listening, through dynamics of perception that guide him along an immediate, honest path, but one also leading to responsibilities. Behind this exploration we can see the need for an “ethical choice” that becomes indispensable to grant – or, more precisely, to restore – the balance of already latent parts to the painting: form, color and material. Helped along by intuition in their becoming, they interact to reveal an aesthetic the Polish painter likes to associate with the intrinsic dynamics of nature: "I don't think my paintings are abstract. I see them as explorations of nature. Kaihō Yūshō believed that above all else, the beauty of nature lies in balance. I’m far from big universal truths, but I believe in the solitary experience of investigation, and that it can be a pathway to what is essential for all of us – we have solid proofs for this in history of art and literature. I want to pursue that timeless quality." So the artist feels he has a true exploratory mission that can be carried out by rejecting analytical study in favor of a passionate, humble, experiential practice of painting. The values of Japanese culture, particularly the concept of wabi- sabi, are an extraordinary resource for Bohdankiewicz, who frees his mind to become the expressive medium of the work himself, not vice versa.