Włodzimierz Szpinger - The just judge, oil on canvas, 80 cm x 65 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Troll, oil on canvasWłodzimierz Szpinger - Octopus regina, 2011, oil on canvas, 100 cm x 75 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Atlantis, oil on canvas, 100 cm x 85 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - From the cycle The Oceanus' house, 2011, oil on canvas, 165 cm x 110 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Triton and the shoal, oil on canvas, 140 cm x 115 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - The element of peace, oil on canvas, 75 cm x 55 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Spring, oil on canvas, 81 cm x 67 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Painter and his model, oil on canvas, 80 cm x 66 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Joy of life, oil on canvas, 59 cm x 44 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - The rainy magician II, oil on canvas, 75 cm x 60 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Gossip, oil on canvasWłodzimierz Szpinger - Proposal, oil on canvasWłodzimierz Szpinger - Dental Extraction, oil on canvasWłodzimierz Szpinger - The Earth swallowed by the Heaven, 2008, oil on canvas, 178 cm x 120 cmWłodzimierz Szpinger - Skating rink, oil on board

Włodzimierz Szpinger

Born in Warsaw in 1942, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk in 1972. The artist has had numerous collective and individual exhibitions in galleries and museums on a few continents. His paintings make up a number of private collections. Włodzimierz Szpinger’s art falls into the category of easel painting, drawing, graphic arts, as well as watercolor painting and mixed techniques. During his journeys, the artist studied classical Dutch and Italian painting, and he now uses the techniques which he managed to observe and which had been verified and applied by former masters in the past ages, in his own oil works.

It is difficult to match Włodzimierz Szpinger’s painting with a well-known artistic formula. The key to selecting the subjects as well as deeper meanings they contain cannot be specified. That is why also creativity in terms of subjects and the artistic form of his works remains extremely enigmatic and can be treated as an unusually original painting phenomenon. Szpinger distances himself from academic esthetics, creating and adapting many subjects, and at the same time giving them an exceptional character. Both the painting form, manual proficiency, and the knowledge of various painting techniques enables him to articulate his artistic idea with great ease. Szpinger is fascinated with fairy-tales, and his painting is full of humor, anthropomorphisms and homo-forms. He renders subjects which bother him into the language of his painting. This is how he builds his original world. The artist expresses himself to the fullest through these grotesque and fictitious figures. It is the world of a multitude of events, chaos, which, framed by the artist, exposes the face of the present day.

Włodzimierz Szpinger treats his painting as an area of metaphysical and philosophical notions, disclosed in the form of esthetics and beauty in their traditional meanings. These notions are articulated by the artist with classical methods, sensitive to literary contents and accompanying emotions. By avoiding unnecessary experimentalism, Szpinger is able to preserve and consolidate in his painting a sphere of magnificent and inconceivable sacrum, which is so valuable, and so rare nowadays.

Where are we?

Galeria Quadrilion

59 Mokotowska Street

00-542 Warsaw, Poland

phone: +48 22 522 78 78