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Ładnie Group, Oświęcim, 2001
oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm

"Ładnie" group portrait painted on the basis of a photograph taken in 1999 during a visit to Jozef Tomczyk "Kurosawa" in Oswiecim, where he lived at his brother's home. Left to right: Rafal Bujnowski, Wilhem Sasnal, "Kurosawa", Marek Firek, Marcin Maciejowski. Upon "Kurosawa's" death in 2006 Maciejowski had painted a larger version of this picture.

Marcin Maciejowski, Kazanie, 2003-2006

 


 

Homily, 2003-2006

Series of paintings based on fragments of preaching and sermons delivered by Father Rydzyk, founder of Radio Maryja.

 

 

  Marcin Maciejowski, Kazanie, 2003-2006
Homily V, 2006, oil on canvas, 150 x 120

Marcin Maciejowski, Kazanie, 2003-2006
Homily II, IV, I, III, 2004, oil on canvas, 40 x 34
 


Just two dollars, 2006
oil on canvas, 70 x 80 cm

Scene from the legendary Polish comedy from the 1970's "Kochaj albo Rzuć" ("Big Deal"). Two main characters, Kargul and Pawlak find themselves in America where their traditional "familiar" mentality and habits will be put to a serious test. The picture was painted for the exhibition "Structures of Good" in Raster, at a time when the issue of homosexuality in Poland became a subject of political games and ideological manipulations.

Marcin Maciejowski, Just two dollars, 2006

 


Pure Blood, 2006
oil on canvas, 140 x 140 cm

Painting from the "Polish icons" series, prepared for the exhibition "Structures of Good" in Raster (2006). Pure-bred horse and a young, beautiful girl - one of Maciejowski's favourite motifs.

Marcin Maciejowski, Pure Blood, 2006




Most probably, this is the spot from which king Ladislaus Jagiello commanded the battle, 2000
oil on canvas, 61 x 49,5 cm

One of the paintings which refer to the grand scenes from the history of Poland. Later, Maciejowski created a number of paintings depicting scenes from the Second World War - painting partisans, weapon engineers and resistance operations.

Marcin Maciejowski, Stąd prawdopodobnie król W. Jagiełło dowodził bitwą, 2000
 

What is it to live here today?, 2002
billboard

The work was realized within the framework of the AMS Outdoor Gallery project and exhibited on more than 400 billboards in Poland's major cities. A subtle reflection on the black-and white Polish reality from the beginning of the 21st century - the progressing commercialization of public space and rising unemployment.

Marcin Maciejowski, Jak tu teraz żyć, 2002
 


Don't be afraid of colours II, 2001
oil on canvas, 45 x 45 cm m

One of first paintings of football hooligans. Maciejowski painted a series of those pictures using various colors that refer to those used by clubs and worn on scarves by supporters. The initial title of the painting, visible on a preparatory drawing, was "Discontented supporters".

Marcin Maciejowski, Nie trzeba bać się kolorów II, 2001
 

FC Resovia takes on the Jews from FC Stal Rzeszów, 2002
oil on canvas, 45 x 50 cm m

Scene from one of derby matches between two football teams from Rzeszow. Resovia hooligans are known for displaying anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi banners on the tribunes.

Marcin Maciejowski, Resovia biegnie na żydów ze Stali Rzeszów, 2002



At the bus stop, 2001
oil on canvas, 110 x 80 cm

Group of hooligans robbing a man at a bus stop. One of a large number of Maciejowski's paintings devoted to the hooligan subculture. .

Marcin Maciejowski, Na przystanku, 2001



Observing, shelling, 2000
oil on canvas, 82 x 62 cm m

Painting from an extensive series depicting soldiers in training. Another picture from the series appeared on billboards as a pert of an advertisement campaign of Cracow-based radio "Radiostacja" (2001)

Marcin Maciejowski, Obserwowanie, ostrzeliwanie, 2000



Ich spreche sehr schlecht Deutsch, 2001
oil on canvas, 55 x 65 cm

One of paintings exhibited at a show in Vienna's Kunstbuero (2002). During a "Bayer" company scholarship residence in Leverkusen in 2001, Maciejowski began painting pictures with German captions, which became his standard working method year after, upon starting a cooperation with Vienna Mayer Kainer gallery. Nonetheless, the title statement still holds true.

Marcin Maciejowski, Ich spreche sehr schlecht Deutsch, 2001

 


Manolo (Scarface), 2000
oil on canvas, 46 x 46 cm

Scene from the "Scarface" with Al Pacino. The film also gave name to another painting and the artist's solo show in PGS, Sopot (2003). Maciejowski had painted a number of Pacino's portraits as different characters, as the actor is among his favorite "famous people". Another verion of the painting was created in 2003.

Marcin Maciejowski, Manolo (Scarface), 2000



Untitled, 1998
oil on canvas

Maciejowski's first significant paint marks the beginning of our (Raster's) acquaintance with him and a fascination with his works. Photographed during our first meeting with the painter (back then a Fine Arts Academy student) in Cracow's district of Kazimierz in summer 1998 and reproduced in the 6th issue of printed "Raster" (fall 1998).

Marcin Maciejowski, Bez tytułu, 1998