Piotr Dudek artistic endeavors are not easy to classify: his visual inspirations range from Paolo Uccello, surrealism through German neo-expressionism and old Russian illustrations to comic books and others.
His favorite material is cheap packing paper, because it allows the work to breathe and his artistic philosophy is to accept as much accident as possible, not to be controlled by the intellect. His method of work is organic and also like the one of a sculptor – he compulsively builds up the matter and only then subtracts whatever is necessary.
The theme of the work are mainly figures, human, animalistic or both at the same time. The artist is trying to make the viewer wonder whether those creatures act in a rational way or they are just driven by the chaos around them. In other words: “Does the thing I’m looking at have a brain?”. Also, he considers giving titles to works an important part of the artistic process. Associations between images and words are a playground.
2015: Awarded the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland for outstanding artistic accomplishments
2012-2017: studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
2008-2011: Undergraduate studies in Political Science at the University of Birmingham
2015: Intruz w Sali Gimnastycznej, Klubokawiarnia Chłodna 25, Warszawa, Poland
2014: Różowy, Galeria Jedenaście w Akademii Sztuk Pięknych, Warszawa, Poland
2016: MOŻNA, Muzeum Pałacu Króla Jana III Sobieskiego w Wilanowie, Poland
2015: Förderprojekt Junge Kunst, Galerie Zulauf, Germany
2015: Pierwsza Warszawska Bitwa Rysunkowa Galeria Apteka Sztuki, Warszawa, Poland
2013: STO*Disegnando/Rysuję!!! Galeria V9, Warszawa, Poland
2013: Rozprężone napięcie gaga Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Gaga, Warszawa, Poland