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Robert Motelski


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Robert Motelski was born in 1977 in Warsaw. In 1997 he graduated from The Secondery Arts School in Warsaw. In 2002 he graduated from the painting department of The European Academy of Arts with the excellent grade. His diploma superviser is prof. Barbara Szubińska. Previouslyhe had studied in the studios of Antoni Fałat, Andrzej Sadowski and Ewa Pełka. He has had over one hundred individual and group exhibitions. He received The scholarship of the Ministry of Culture in 2004. In 2008 he received "Mloda Polska" scholarship of the National Culture Center. His works are collected both in Poland and abroad. 

Robert Motelski's paintings are exceptional visions of nature, visions of space which surrounds us. They tell about being, fate and passing. They depend on the season of year, the time of day, the temperature of air, the intensity of light. They record everything which is unusual and unique. Their realm is created out of fragments of the sky, trunks and branches of trees, thickets of bushes, blades and tufts of grass, rushes, hosts of flowers, glittering surfaces of lakes and ponds. The young artists builds that upon the basic elements of artistic technique: colour and light.
It is particularly light which plays a vital and essential part in constructing the mood of his synthetic, rhythmical landscapes. It defines the space, air, movement; evokes the feelings of changeability and flickering. By limiting the pieces of landscape to a sign,-,a clear symbol, Robert Motelski accurately reflects the essence of the complicated and delicate matter of nature and its core. He presents us with the values and poesy of the world which we fail to notice but experience all the time. He convinces us that, apart from conflicts, tension and violence, there exists the beautiful world, unchangeable in its everlasting rhythm of birth and death- the world of nature captivating by its complete peacefulness and balance, harmony and order.
Recalling the tradition of Polish painting of colour and light, the artist created an extremely accurate, impressionistic and emotional interpretation of the places where man can still find solace, relaxation and also beauty.

Prizes and awards: 

The scholarship of the Ministry of Culture in 2004. In 2008 he received "Mloda Polska" scholarship of the National Culture Center. Motelski Is also represented in the great encyclopedia of Polish painting

Light - Galerie Sandhofer