Nowy paradygmat chaosu w życiu i twórczości Andrzeja Urbanowicza

Samuela Słoń

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/SZiK.2015.009

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Andrzej Urbanowicz (28.04.1938, Wilno (Vilnius) – 22.08.2011, Szklarska Poręba) was an artist associated, among others, with works referring to magic, alchemy and philosophy of the East, containing manifold symbols. The motif of chaos plays a significant role in them.
The paper attempts to present this theme basing on pictures from different periods of the painter’s career and demonstrating various techniques, as it was present in the oeuvre of Urbanowicz during all his creative years. He referred to it not only in titles and subjects, but also by using specific methods of artistic activity, i.e. automatic writing, accidental effects and conjoining numerous heterogeneous pictorial elements.
Espousing of the new chaos paradigm is particularly characteristic for Urbanowicz. Associated usually with disorder and confusion, chaos in his works is an expression of creative, feminine energy. He perceives it in theological sense, frequently defining it with symbolism pertaining to the beginning of the world and primeval matter.
Additional consideration is given to quotations from the artist’s statements about chaos, which disclose a personality not only engrossed by a fascinating issue, but also one for whom it became a way of life and activity.

Andrzej Urbanowicz (28.04.1938, Wilno (Vilnius) – 22.08.2011, Szklarska Poręba) was an artist associated, among others, with works referring to magic, alchemy and philosophy of the East, containing manifold symbols. The motif of chaos plays a significant role in them.

The paper attempts to present this theme basing on pictures from different periods of the painter’s career and demonstrating various techniques, as it was present in the oeuvre of Urbanowicz during all his creative years. He referred to it not only in titles and subjects, but also by using specific methods of artistic activity, i.e. automatic writing, accidental effects and conjoining numerous heterogeneous pictorial elements.

Espousing of the new chaos paradigm is particularly characteristic for Urbanowicz. Associated usually with disorder and confusion, chaos in his works is an expression of creative, feminine energy. He perceives it in theological sense, frequently defining it with symbolism pertaining to the beginning of the world and primeval matter.

Additional consideration is given to quotations from the artist’s statements about chaos, which disclose a personality not only engrossed by a fascinating issue, but also one for whom it became a way of life and activity.

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