"I believe in the purity of creativity in the moment and I follow it without questioning."
A Polish born artist, Michael Slusakowicz graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a First Class degree in BA Painting. His work has since been exhibited internationally and he has partaken in numerous art fairs across the globe.
Predominantly creating work on canvas, the artist explores a paranormal mystery in each painting, capturing a split-second moment such as a flicker of light. Through his imagery, Slusakowicz penetrates the often-obscured side of our modern-day contemporary society, searching for the “pure core of humanity”, our wants and desires.
In his still life works, the artist combines two dimensional ornate backgrounds with brightly hued ceramic pots, playing on the juxtaposition of two and three-dimensionality and perspective. He is interested in exploring colour and mood, changeling the images that appear to him when creating his artworks. Slusakowicz’s brightly coloured patterns and repeated motif’s tap into his “subconscious dream world both familiar and removed from reality,” allowing the works to interact through their tonality and colour, further urging the viewer to create their own interpretation.
“The Serpent’s Curse”
Slusakowicz's latest collection of paintings, enigmatically called “The Serpent’s Curse” further explores his continuous interest in colour and mood. The artist believe in the purity of creativity in the moment and I follow it without questioning. Random images come to his mind in the process, that he can only describe as a channelling. Through working in this way, Slusakowicz taps into his subconscious dream world both familiar and removed from reality. These spontaneously composed paintings interact with each other through key, tonality, colour and repeated imagery, allowing the viewer to create their own interpretation and interwoven narrative. As a result, there becomes a lot of space for the viewer to insert their own histories and ideas when appreciating these works, leading to a more personal experience.