In gazing, in listening. In love, in longing, in fulfilment. As much love as there are faces, as there are notes.
Jacek Łydżba loves, wants love, paints the hunger for feeling, paints the state of rapture. In each female portrait, he encloses a universe of feelings, experiences, promises.
He paints these portraits on old sheet music. For years, he has been searching for them in used book shops; he uses the covers and the end papers. The background music is background for the paintings. Polyamory and postmodernism. There are scores of female faces on the sheets of music, and each one is the face of a beloved, for whom the heart of the painter and the viewer beats.
In the catalogue for this exhibition, Jacek Łydżba’s works are accompanied by literary miniatures by Marek Bieńczyk. Men talking about love!