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The Gods of Minecraft

Long live the senses, long live excitement! There is no room for boredom, discouragement or indolence in Dionysus’ procession. What’s more, everyone will find a place for themselves here: they can lose themselves into the joyous crowd or take the lead to impress others and themselves.

Daniel Zarewicz : The Gods of Minecraft

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Daniel Zarewicz

The Gods of Minecraft

July 2020

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Just a painting

No content, no narration, no commentary, no reality shown. Without satire or taking things with a pinch of salt. No martyrdom, politics, social fights. Without Sigismund’s Column, Saint Mary’s Basilica, Sukiennice, Gomułka, Gierek,

Sierakowski. Without rhinoceros, giraffes, busty women, and men with crude faces and weary hands. In brief – without theme or motif. Just the vibration of colours, the texture of successive layers of paint – wide dabs, splashes, trickles, thin spider web-like threads capturing the space of the painting. Such a Dwurnik is still a surprise to so many. And yet he has been creating abstract paintings for over a dozen years. What’s more, he claims that his art has always been lined with abstraction, since the very early city landscapes.
The painter says that his goal is ‘for a painting to contain some sort of mystery, charm, or magic, to have an effect and to enable interaction. It is all clearly visible in my abstractions, because these paintings function exclusively in the realm of sensations and feelings. They do not tell stories, they are devoid of narration that would eat and disperse the art of painting. In abstract works the only thing that’s left is the painting itself – das Bild.’
Dwurnik’s large-format abstract compositions need space, because only in a large space can they be truly seen, comprehended and felt.

Daniel Zarewicz

Daniel Zarewicz

Born in 1977. Classical philologist. 2002 – master’s degree, on the basis of the first Polish translation of The Orphic Hymns. 2013 – doctorate, with the dissertation Przywoływanie Bogów – mit, magia, misteria w starożytnej Grecji – studium religijności starożytnych Greków [Invoking the Gods – Myth, Magic and Mysteries in Ancient Greece – a Study of the Religious Practices of Ancient Greeks] (published 2017). Lecturer at the University of Warsaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since 2 June 2018, president of the Gnosis club.