"I seek inspiration in the things that get my attention and admiration. New ideas come to my mind during my trips. The Concept consists of the Inspiration and the Idea. The sculptures need to be well thought through and they need to be clean and neat as calligraphy. Every piece is carefully planned."
Polish sculptor Witold Śliwiński, began his career as an artist with drawing and graphics as well as designing company logos, arrangements and visual displays. Śliwiński continued with the design and the production of artistic and applied works in leather. Since 1996 he has been working with glass, creating works which bear the characteristics of both applied and unique forms.
"Glass is a strange substance. It is a very demanding material which requires the artist’s complete focus, coupled with an extensive knowledge and high level of expertise," he describes.
Śliwiński is a member of the Polish Union of Painters and Sculptors (Polish Applied Art) in Warsaw.
The results of his Śliwiński's practice are the culmination of his wealth of experience, creative maturity, and the passion for experimentation, combined with courage and risk-taking, to bring about new and innovative creations. That is because glass, irrespective of the way it is manufactured and processed, will always remain the "sui generis," or a "magic material."'
Selected Individual Exhibits
2020 - Rzeszow, Artistic Exhibitions Agency - “Art Glass”
2019 - Königswinter, Germany, Continuum Gallery – “GLASS & MECHANICS”
2018 - Lodz, Galery Re:Medium – “LUMINATIONS”
2018 - USA, ILLINOIS - Lakeside Arts Park At The Dole – “GLASS SCULPTURE FROM POLAND”
2017 - Cracow, Lipowa 3 Gallery, Glass and Ceramics Centre – “COMPILATIONS”
2017 - Addison (Chicago), Addison Center for the Arts – “COMPILATIONS II”
2015 - Versus Gallery exhibition, Wrocław ‒ at the European Festival of Glass – “SEX MACHINE”
Selected Collective Exhibits
2019 - England, South West Academy - Exeter Castle
2019 - Netherlands, Baarn – FINE Art & Antiques Fair in the castle Kasteel Groeneveld
2018 - Italy, Roma - 28 Piazza di Pietra - Fine Art Gallery - Final exhibition of "Malamegi Lab 10" competition.
2018 - Holandia, Epe - Galerie de Aventurijn – „WINTER at the 15th. Anniversary”
2018 - United States – OHIO, Columbus, “Downtown Art Sunday” – Hawk Galleries
This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist