Adrian Wiszniewski RSA - Prudence perched in Paris

12 March - 4 April 2020

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In this exhibition of new paintings and works on paper, Adrian presents us with a suite of charming figurative drawings. They are paired down in their simplicity, fine and linear, focussing on the characters and their story. In a change from his more vivid colours, he paints in delicate softer shades, blocking out the background affecting both the composition and mood of the painting.

In contrast, there are also several new paintings in stark, graphic black and white. The characteristic thick outlines we are so used to seeing in Wiszniewski’s distinctive style have become more delicate, like lacework and calligraphy. Duncan Macmillan, art critic, writes “there is something of Matisse in the purity of his line.” Drawing for Adrian is fundamental and essential. Over the years he has explored many different art forms such as sculpture, tapestry, printmaking, installations and ceramics. The thread that runs through the decades and defines his distinctive individuality is his fertile imagination and superb illustrative draughtsmanship. His bold, large figurative and landscape paintings demonstrate a unique and unmistakable style, his subjects are diverse and often allegorical, in the final result he takes us on a dazzling visual journey.