Interview: Andrzej Dudek
Luca Curci talks with Andrzej Dudek during CONSCIOUSNESS, second appointment of the ANIMA MUNDI 2022, at Palazzo Bembo – Venice Grand Canal.
Andrzej Dudek (born 13 October 1989) is a self-taught, emerging artist (with a degree in laboratory analysis) based in Poland. At the beginning of his artistic journey, he was drawing portraits and animals. But one day he felt like he needs something different, more expressive. So he decided to try totally new form to express his thoughts and started to create abstractions, full of colors and various shapes. He tries to convey his deepest emotions, feelings, and energy through artwork. His paintings were published in February 2022 in “Art Anthology IV: Madrid Edition” an art book showing contemporary art of the artists around the entire world, created by Guto Ajayu Culture in Madrid. “The art is for me a journey without any certain ending. The whole process of creation can bring you the unpredictable final result. And nothing can limit you, while it’s all about the colors“.
Luca Curci – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
Andrzej Dudek – I must admit that my current artistic practice wasn’t so obvious when I started making art, because at the beginning I was drawing portraits and then animals using pencils and soft pastels. After a while, I felt like it was not enough for me. I wanted to do something more expressive, more unpredictable, something that can wake up all of the senses and involve the spectators spiritually so they can feel the same emotions that I put into the artwork.
LC – What are your thoughts while you paint? Do you have any habits or rituals while you work?
AD – Usually when I’m working I actually try not to think about surrounding reality. While I paint a new piece I focus on what I’m doing and keep thinking only about the process of creation, like which palette of colors to use, how to unite them, and finally what I want to convey through my artwork. And to don’t be distracted I usually listen to music, which allows me distance from everyday life. My favorite songs make me relaxed and take me to the other dimension of consciousness, so I feel freedom and without any limitation, I can immerse myself into the creative process.
LC – How do you choose your subjects? Is it a reasoned or an instinctive process?
AD – The most important thing for me, as an abstract painter is to play with colors. All of my artworks are created during a very instinctive process. I love gesture painting. Mixing paints and joining various colors is the best part of making abstractions.
LC – Do you use art to express something in particular? Is it your medium of expression?
AD – Through the art, I am able to express my feelings and emotions, both positive and negative like joy, happiness, love, anger, fear, anxiety, etc. Paintings are my manner to show my soul, my interior, and my complicated thoughts inside my head.
LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
AD – This is a good question. How do I feel… There is no unambiguous answer. Sometimes I immediately know that painting is perfect and then I am so happy, proud, and highly motivated to make another one. I feel just like I’m spreading my wings to do more outstanding artwork. But also I have moments when I question the final result of my work because I am quite a demanding person and in some cases, I look critically at the painting I’ve done, even though other people say it’s amazing.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the exhibition’s theme?
AD – The “Mysterious space” presents some unknown place filled with metaphysical energy. I believe that the whole world is powered by this unique force and thanks to it nature and humans are combined together and keep the Earth balanced.
LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
AD – The “Mysterious space” is about a place in another dimension of consciousness, full of invisible and metaphysical energy which have an influence on our world. And all our actions as human beings are under the control of this specific power. And the “Joy” is a simple non-narrative abstract which I created to affect the emotions of the audience. I wanted to cheer all spectators up and give them a huge amount of positive energy, the same which accompanied me during the process of creating this specific artwork.
LC – Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
AD – Of course, I highly recommend collaboration with you. The organization was very professional and I felt very supported at every step of our cooperation.
LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
AD – I think everything that you are doing is on the highest level and I can’t imagine what more we could expect from you!
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
AD – In my opinion, ITSLIQUID GROUP gives artists from all over the world a great opportunity to increase their visibility. Through events like Anima Mundi well-known as well as emerging artists can present their art to a wide audience in a beautiful venue. You create a fantastic cultural center, which gathers creatives and art lovers in one exhibition space.