Andrzej Michael Karwacki
My work strives to find balance between western and eastern concepts through the duality of the identity of man with the way I perceive the role of man within the cosmos. My paintings extend beyond the individual to intentionally embrace nature as inclusive of man and art. With each work, there is a push and pull that develops in my paintings, one color, image, text, or textile at a time. Each step is an inspiration for the next. My composition develops freely allowing my paintings to form from the depths of the creative process. The essence of each work carries its own unique direction.
My evolving series of abstract paintings are cosmocentric, interpreting man and art as an integral part of nature. These concepts are based on Buddhist philosophy and work with an intention of equanimity that is neither a thought nor an emotion. In Buddhism, equanimity (upekkh, upekṣh) is one of the four immeasurables. It is considered the steady conscious realization of reality's transience. While some may think of equanimity as dry neutrality or cool aloofness, mature equanimity produces a radiance and warmth of being.
I see this series are a developing continuum of connections. Each stroke builds upon the other producing a radiance and warmth of being. The layers of each work suggest a complex interconnectivity of man’s own marking with nature. With this approach, a unique network of color and organic lines develop a contemporary language defining the nature of man’s own being.
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