Bio & Artist Statement

Pav Szymanski MA (UAL with distinction), BPhil (Ed) (EXON), Cert Ed (EXON)

Painter

Biography:

I am a fine art painter and video artist with 30 years of experience.   My current research project is based on creating visual responses to my observations of people, who are suspended in the vacuum of hypnotic repetition.  I have travelled the world interviewing and recording individuals, who genuinely struggle with their existence in the context of their survival.  I have gathered substantial primary sources and evidence from destinations across the globe. Perhaps, the most significant research findings were from Haiti and Myanmar and resulted in the production of the most spectacular paintings.  They have inspired me to develop new and innovative ways of working and experimenting with image making, which are appropriate to the subject.  They combine the best of traditional achievements and the power of contemporary thinking and deep reflection.

I work full time as a programme coordinator for Art & Design at a large institution offering a broad range of Further and Higher Education qualifications.  I am also an external examiner for the University of The Arts, London and Academic Qualifications Alliance.

I have just been awarded International Vision Collector’s Award by the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine.

https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/collectors-vision-international-art-award/pav-szymanski

Artist Statement:

Through my projects I feel that I discover my inner fears, longings and re-evaluate my uncertainties. My work seems to be an attempt to explore and question by metaphorical presentation my response to the hidden truths of the world. The essence of the value of these works is in their inherent meaning and an atmosphere, which manifests itself in the dusk of the space portrayed, thus the light may appear, where the hue of colour fulfils clarity and sounds with harmonious melody.

https://hypnoticrepetition.com/

https://www.instagram.com/pavszymanski/?hl=en

https://www.deepwestgallery.co.uk/pavszymanski

https://123art.net/index.php/2020/11/21/interview-with-fine-art-painter-pav-szymanski/

https://www.madsgallery.art/item/d4b8152e-850d-4652-a760-a709fb7b2953/artist/pav-szymanski

https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/online-exhibition-river-of-dreams/pav-szymanski

https://www.contemporaryartcuratormagazine.com/collectors-vision-international-art-award/pav-szymanski

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOq7lHQlrOnKozGz95Hq2CA?view_as=subscriber

https://spark.adobe.com/page/fQ9VytzHNpWq9/

Heavenly Ariel – Further Progress

Ariel’s fantastic ballet career is over. She is no longer able to reach the gates of heaven during her never-ending pirouettes and glamorous jumps. Her body is now deformed and she feels constant pain. Her twisted joints are permanently inflamed and swollen. Her potential to perform and inspire is forever gone. Underneath her fake pose and put on facade, she is very down to Earth. She has never enjoyed dancing. It was her parents dream, which destroyed her future, health and beautiful body… Once upon a time, her mother had one distinct ambition in life – she wanted to become a famous ballet dancer.

Online Exhibition @ The Artist Lounge

My artwork is now exhibited at a brand new Interactive Online Exhibition! The show is titled ‘In the History’ and organised by the prestigious The Artist Lounge. 70 artworks were selected for the display and 20 finalists will be announced at the end of July.

In the History Online Interactive Exhibition

“In the History” Art Competition called for artists worldwide, from April to May 2021, to share their artworks inspired by history or by historic characters.

“Through history we can learn how past societies, systems and ideologies were built, how they changed, and how their influence moulded humanity to create what we are now. History is more than old tales and stories written down in books. History is part of everything, and our today will one day be history.”

The Artist Lounge is proud to announce the semi-finalists of our “In the History” Art Competition, now part of our Online Exhibition below. Our talented artists come from all around the world  and the collection of their artworks is a piece of art on itself. We welcome you all to this fantastic journey:​

My piece is on the right.

The exhibition can be viewed here:

https://www.theartistlounge.org/in-the-history-online-exhibition

There is also a promotional video, which was created to advertise all work on show.

It is already live in Instagram and Facebook of The Artist Lounge! You can see it here:

River of Dreams Exhibition

I have been invited by Contemporary Art Curator, a major international art magazine, to exhibit a selection of my paintings. The new show is titled a river of dreams.

Heavenly Ariel – Work in Progress

I have continued with the painterly process while repeating Aries’s body in a rhythmic movement. The intention is to arrange a sensation of grace and ballet in the context of anxiety and worries. After all, Ariel has bend her moral spine and made her principles vague and ambiguous. What is she going to do next?