Cumulative stimulus study

Tomasz Wiśniewski By Tomasz Wiśniewski

Wiktor Gorazdowski

Wiktor Gorazdowski’s colourful drawings are a fascinating combination of form and content. The artist uses his own rules of perspective and his own rules of painting construction.

He draws everything out meticulously, with the precision of an engineer. In the outline, he fills the shapes with colour, using cheap markers. His technical training can also be seen in the ever-recurring cross-sections, in the complicated machines and machineries.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Investigative Actions Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 42 x 29,5 centimeters [Price: PLN 900]

Investigative Actions


“Do you plead guilty?” “Yes.” “Speak in full sentences, I have to have it on record.” “I confirm that last night, I read Plato.” “Why did you do it?” “I don’t know. I saw (…)

“Do you plead guilty?”

“Yes.”

“Speak in full sentences, I have to have it on record.”

“I confirm that last night, I read Plato.”

“Why did you do it?”

“I don’t know. I saw the title and then lost control.”

“Is that all you have to say?”

“I think the crowd I’ve fallen in has been a bad influence on me. People my age are really into Renaissance humanism, Panofsky and the Warburg Institute.”

“You should be ashamed of yourself, kid. I knew your father; he’s always had the reputation of an excellent Aristotelian.”

“Like I care.”

“Take him away. Solitary confinement and a beating.”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
He Who Stands by the Cross Is Afraid of the Devil Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 42 x 29,5 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

He Who Stands by the Cross Is Afraid of the Devil


“Stop immediately, father!” “I will not stop. He’s lived too long in ignorance, deluded by his own fantasies.” “Can’t you hear him screaming and suffering?” “A child also cries (…)

“Stop immediately, father!”

“I will not stop. He’s lived too long in ignorance, deluded by his own fantasies.”

“Can’t you hear him screaming and suffering?”

“A child also cries when they’re born, just like he’s waking to a new, better life.”

“You’ll destroy his whole world view!”

“It’s not a world view, but a mental prison.”

“But his belief in the devil’s existence was the only thing keeping him alive!”

“Unfortunately, dear children, we’ve known since the time of Origen that Hell is empty, and we all have to live with that fact.”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Social Hierarchisation Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

Social Hierarchisation


God likes order. If it were any different, he wouldn’t be God. Everything must have its place, and everyone should know their place. It saddens me to see dust bunnies somewhere, or individual (…)

God likes order. If it were any different, he wouldn’t be God. Everything must have its place, and everyone should know their place.

It saddens me to see dust bunnies somewhere, or individual breaking ranks. To be honest, I see a devilish element in such phenomena.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
An Auric Being Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

An Auric Being


I was taking vitamin D supplements, so I could sleep during the day, never leaving the house. At the start, I missed the world a little, but after a while, I understood that it was not a place for (…)

I was taking vitamin D supplements, so I could sleep during the day, never leaving the house. At the start, I missed the world a little, but after a while, I understood that it was not a place for me.

My new friend is very witty, or more precisely, he is teaching me wit: he always disappears whenever I start taking him too seriously.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
A Patched Woman Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900]

A Patched Woman


Femininity is power, life, the fullness of life. It is also a depth of sensitivity; it is generally a depth. And that’s what Wiktor Gorazdowski’s play is about. I captured the idea best in a (…)

Femininity is power, life, the fullness of life. It is also a depth of sensitivity; it is generally a depth. And that’s what Wiktor Gorazdowski’s play is about. I captured the idea best in a foreign industry periodical, if I may quote myself here: “In his work, Gorazdowski tries to bring to light what in its essence is inaccessible to all men: the mystery of blood, birth and the Moon.”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
There’s No Place Like Mother’s Home Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 61 x 43 centimeters [Price: PLN 1200]

There’s No Place Like Mother’s Home


“You won’t say no to your mummy, will you?” “If you said no, you’d be just like your father.” “Your soup will get cold.” “You’re just like your father.” “What do you want (…)

“You won’t say no to your mummy, will you?”

“If you said no, you’d be just like your father.”

“Your soup will get cold.”

“You’re just like your father.”

“What do you want to go out for?”

“If you go out, I’ll be sad.”

“Eat something, you’re making me sad.”

“I bought you Erich Neumann’s The Great Mother.”

“The Mother, the woman in general, is a symbol of life; the man is air and clouds.”

“Have you eaten enough? You don’t eat enough...”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Meeting of the Very Honourable Commission for Disab Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

Meeting of the Very Honourable Commission for Disability Level Assessment


“Walking?” “Can’t.” “Thinking?” “Can’t.” “Imagination?” “None.” “Not even erotic?” “Not even erotic.” “Will he amount to anything?” “In all (…)

“Walking?”

“Can’t.”

“Thinking?”

“Can’t.”

“Imagination?”

“None.”

“Not even erotic?”

“Not even erotic.”

“Will he amount to anything?”

“In all probability, he will not amount to anything.”

“All right. Please write in the register as follows.”

“What follows?”

“This man is neither on the level nor able.”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
The Killing Calm Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

The Killing Calm


I had an acquaintance once, whose arm suddenly fell off during a conversation. It just fell apart, like old, fragile papyrus. There was quite a lot of commotion, mainly caused by the dust and the (…)

I had an acquaintance once, whose arm suddenly fell off during a conversation. It just fell apart, like old, fragile papyrus. There was quite a lot of commotion, mainly caused by the dust and the unpleasant smell. But when things calmed down and we stopped coughing, I looked at him and asked,

“Did you really have no idea that you weren’t alive?”

“Not a clue.”

I had suspected earlier because I knew he had been meeting with some suspicious people.

He wanted to tell me something else, but his jaw fell off; after a moment, he crumbled to dust completely.

Apparently I had an unconscious mental problem with him because after these events, I felt a blissful, deep calm.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Stimulus Cumulation Study Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 61 x 43 centimeters [Price: PLN 1200]

Stimulus Cumulation Study


How do I remember him? He was a very quiet and taciturn man. He led the life of a hermit, or to put it in modern terms: he worked remotely. But I should emphasise that he was certainly not lonely. I (…)

How do I remember him? He was a very quiet and taciturn man. He led the life of a hermit, or to put it in modern terms: he worked remotely. But I should emphasise that he was certainly not lonely. I always had the impression that the whole of society lived in him.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Saint Ornithoslav Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 29,5 x 42 centimeters [Price: PLN 900]

Saint Ornithoslav


As we know, the pagans practised the art of divination from the flight of birds, so-called ornithomancy. Saint Ornithoslav was a fierce opponent of this custom. He claimed that one can at most deduce (…)

As we know, the pagans practised the art of divination from the flight of birds, so-called ornithomancy. Saint Ornithoslav was a fierce opponent of this custom. He claimed that one can at most deduce the past from the behaviour of birds, but never the future. The papacy liked this common-sense theory.

That is why the beatification proceedings of Saint Ornithoslav ended in an expedited procedure. The Beatification Tribunal had a very easy task: his holiness was established on the basis of the behaviour of a few sparrows.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
The Transience of Knowledge, The Constancy of Wisdom Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 43 x 61 centimeters [Price: PLN 1200]

The Transience of Knowledge, The Constancy of Wisdom


“Do you know what I thought about yesterday?” “No.” “Can’t you guess?” “Not at all.” “Would you like to know at all?” “OK, tell me what you thought about (…)

“Do you know what I thought about yesterday?”

“No.”

“Can’t you guess?”

“Not at all.”

“Would you like to know at all?”

“OK, tell me what you thought about yesterday.”

“It doesn’t matter anymore.”

“Why?”

“I don’t know. I don’t even remember anymore.”

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Optimised Working Conditions Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 42 x 29,5 centimeters [Price: PLN 900] [buy picture]

Optimised Working Conditions


It has been calculated that the indigenous people of Australia, in order to satisfy their subsistence needs, work an average of four hours a day; the rest of the time, they devote to worship duties, (…)

It has been calculated that the indigenous people of Australia, in order to satisfy their subsistence needs, work an average of four hours a day; the rest of the time, they devote to worship duties, philosophy, and even – as Claude Lévi-Strauss calls it by its name – snobbery.

A Westerner needs about eight hours to work; after that, they need to rest.

So we don’t come off too well in this comparison, but I think the statistics are upset by our dead. They, having lost their religious faith, can no longer think about anything, which they mask with obsessive workaholism.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
Life at the Bottom Is an Ocean of Possibilities Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 61 x 43 centimeters [Price: PLN 1200]

Life at the Bottom Is an Ocean of Possibilities


The arrogance of land-dwelling creatures is quite amusing. You only have to look at any globe to realise that contrary to our delusions of grandeur, we are in the minority. “The real life is (…)

The arrogance of land-dwelling creatures is quite amusing. You only have to look at any globe to realise that contrary to our delusions of grandeur, we are in the minority. “The real life is elsewhere” – everyone knows this overused saying. Few understand its depth.

Wiktor Gorazdowski
The Return of the Last Commando Felt-tip pen and a fineliner on paper 42 x 29,5 centimeters [Price: PLN 900]

The Return of the Last Commando


European civilisation is something of a redundancy, since there isn’t really another civilisation other than European. When we speak of China or Ancient Egypt as civilisations, it’s more of a (…)

European civilisation is something of a redundancy, since there isn’t really another civilisation other than European. When we speak of China or Ancient Egypt as civilisations, it’s more of a courtesy.

Unfortunately, today we are threatened by Islam, by the Indians, by the Hindus, maybe even by the Tibetans.

But fortunately, we still have our traditions, our history. I believe that remembering it will ensure our survival.



Selected works

    • Kiedy dojdziesz do końca, zacznij od początku When You Get to the End, Start from the Beginning

      • Medium: Fineliner and marker on paper
      • Size: 42 x 30 centimeters
      • Price: PLN 900

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    • Leśna przystań Forest Hideaway

      • Medium: Fineliner and marker on paper
      • Size: 42 x 30 centimeters
      • Price: PLN 900

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