Adrian Wiszniewski, RSA : New Paintings & Works on Paper

05-09-2015 - 26-09-2015

Adrian Wiszniewski rose to prominence in 1984 after graduating from Glasgow School of Art, then presenting his first one-man show in Compass Gallery. He has continued to exhibit with Compass Gallery and Cyril Gerber Fine Art throughout his career. This exhibition of new paintings and works on paper celebrates the 30th anniversary of that first solo show. Wiszniewski has found his own style over the thirty years he has been painting. His bold, large figurative paintings demonstrate a unique and unmistakable style. His subjects are diverse and often allegorical. Adrian's work is strong, colourful, confident and daring. His continued adherence to his figurative subject matter could very well hail the oncoming of a new figurative revival. Numerous works in this new show, such as 'Russian Red 1913', relate to the period when Igor Stravinsky composed music fir the avant-garde Ballet Russes, 'The Rite of Spring'. Many of these new paintings explore the theme, and include his images for the artwork for a new recording of the Stravinsky composition by the David Patrick Octet. Adrian has numerous works in public collections in the UK and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh; Glasgow Museums; The Gulbenkian Foundation; Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and many more.