SZIDLOWSKI, Henryk [ AUSTRALIA ]
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Lives and Works in Australia

   
 

 

I would consider myself to be a figurative artist, however my figures are from my own imagination and are not established on real life. The language in my art is the language of poetry and I believe in poetry and color. People can encounter various feelings when they glance at my works and this is what I desire to accomplish. I believe that people today purchase art for diversified reasons. These reasons may be in conjunction with investment, decoration and enjoyment that is retrieved by looking at the artwork itself. In most cases I think people purchase artwork because they like the work. I always dreamt of focusing on an artistic career. If I were given the opportunity of being born a second time I would follow the same path. When I paint, music is continuously being played in the background. Music is interrelated to my work as it motivates me to paint. It helps me portray a sense of feeling into my paintings. The market value of my work does not affect the relationship I have with painting. Motivation to paint I believe comes from the heart and not from the monetary value of the painting itself. I have never actually encountered a bad review, but I assume that if I was to experience a bad review I would feel insulted to some extent. I do not paint so it can be criticized I paint because it brings me pleasure. I create all the decisions when it comes to painting, consequently I have authority over the composition, color and drawings. I am in control of the harmony the paintings express making me the conductor of my artworks; this is what gives me the pleasure of being an artist.

 
1. Beautiful Toy from the Computer Dream1, oil on canvas 128 x 89 cm./ 50 x 35 in
  US$ 7100

2. Flute Player in The Black Hat 1, oil on canvas  
76,5 x 102 cm. / 30 x 40 in

  US$ 27900

3. Moonlight Creature in COLORFUL Socks 2
oil on canvas
 75 x 100 cm/ 29 x 39 in

  US$ 32,900

4. Moonlit Musician from Imaginary dream, oil on canvas 179 x 244 cm/ 70 x 96 in
  US$ 29,900

5.Poetry of Golden Bird Cage1, oil on canvas, 1997
128,4 x 89 cm., / 50 x 35 in

  US$ 23,900

6. Puppet and The Silver Bird1, oil on canvas
100 x 75 cm. / 39 x 29 in

  US$ 22,900



 

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All my paintings illustrate a story. My titles present a sense of direction to the public and furthermore encourage the public to utilize their imagination. The titles have been adopted in order to trigger a relationship between the painting and the public. I decide a painting is completed on the basis that it has good composition, there is a relationship between colors, shapes and rhythm, and the paintings themselves are telling a story. The most important moment and most professional question is “when is it time to finish a painting”. In my opinion it is very meaningful to make people happy. I want to shock people, not through ugliness but through beauty. I wish to offer people a gate to another world where they can escape all their troubles and enter into a world of happiness, excitement and have a feeling of well being. I have not focused my paintings in the area of traditional art but more in the area of modern art. I am different to other artists and this is what occasionally gives me the feeling of being an outsider. Although I perceive myself as being an outsider at times, I do believe that my paintings are of an excellent quality. Before the commencement of a painting I can envisage approximately eighty percent. The other twenty percent is determined in the final stages of the painting. This twenty percent is where I have the freedom to improvise and arrange colors, composition and shapes accordingly, and to make a final decision. When I first started my career as an artist I focused in the field of commercial art. This was my error, as it did not provide pleasure and satisfaction. I like to have independence in the way of contemplating what to paint. I never had anyone that influenced me in any specific way. I always knew what I wanted but was never encouraged by any other person to follow my dream. My parents wanted me to be a successful business man. My works are not complicated but there are those people that overlook the true meaning of my paintings. It is significant that people concentrate not only on the paintings but the titles as well as this will allow them to explore the paintings story and consequently the paintings will seldom be overlooked.
 

1950 Born on the 23rd of March in Jawor Poland.

1957-64 Attended grammar school and graduated receiving an award for his academic excellence.

1958 His parents divorced.

1958-64 He was brought up by his grandmother, Anna Holliman-Szydlowski.

1964-69 Attended the High School of Fine Arts, Jaroslaw, Poland, under lecturers E. Kifferling, S. Kucia, W. Sliwinski, S. Stelmasik and I.OryI.

1969 Graduated from the high school of Fine Arts, and was awarded a prize for his Fine Art talents. He was supported to continue his artistic studies at the Academy of Fine Arts.

1969-76 Attended the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow- Poland under professors C. Rzepinski, A. Siweeki, J. Kochanowski, and S. Wojtyna. Awarded Master of Fine Arts Degree (Dip. P.D.).

1971 Married.

1972 His son Borys Bartlomiej was born.

1976-78 Practiced his profession and exhibited in Poland.

1976 Traveled to West Germany where he practiced his profession and exhibited. Returned to Poland.

1978 Emigrated to New Zealand. His daughter Sara Katarzyna was born.

1978-85 Practiced his profession and exhibited in New Zealand and overseas.

1982 His son Borys Bartlomiej arrived in New Zealand from Poland. Henryk Szydlowski developed a new printing technique which he named Polprint (Polish Print). His technique gained world wide recognition by artists and critics. 1983 Henryk Szydlowski and his family became New Zealand citizens.

1985 Lectured at Whitecliffe Art School.

1985 Emigrated with his family to Australia.

1985-90 Practiced his profession and exhibited in Australia and overseas.

1989 He and his family became Australian citizens. Lectured at Claremont School of Fine Arts.

1990 Became a member of the Japanese Art Publishing Co. Ltd.

1993 Lectured at Claremont Sehool of Fine Arts.

1994 Full time artist.

1996 Collection Stamp Release, Tribute paid by the Who’s Who in International Art, Lausanne, Switzerland.

1998 Officially appointed the title of Professor Henryk Szydlowski by the Accademia Internazionale Greci Marino, Accademia Del Verbano, Di Lettere, Arti, Scienze. Vercelli, Italy.

1999 Featured in the Who is Who in International Art “Great Names and Newcomers in 20th Century Art’ Artcards.

1999 Became a member of the AAIAA -Art Addiction International Art Association. Stockholm, Sweden.
Henryk Szydlowski’s works can be found in private, corporate and government collections in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, U.S.A. and the Vatican. Henryk Szydlowski to - operates world wide with numerous private and government galleries.

 

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

1976 Graphics, Euchamer Gallery Poland; Graphics, Gwarek Gallery Olkusz Poland; Oil, Underhand Gallery Chorzow Poland;

1977 Oils, Euchamer Gallery Poland;

1978 Oils, Muzeum Ziemi Olkuskiej Gallery Olkusz Poland; Oils, Gwarek Gallery Olkusz Poland; Oils, B.W.A. Gallery, Bytom Poland; Oils, Association of Journalists Gallery Poland;

1980 Graphics, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, John Leech Galleries Auckland New Zealand;

1981 Graphics and Oils, Settlement Gallery Wellington N. Zealand; Graphics, Studio Gallery Hamilton N. Zealand; Graphics, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand;

1982 Oils, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics and Oils, Settlement Gallery Wellington N. Zealand;

1982 Graphics, Touring Exhibition N. Zealand Art Societies;

1983 Oils, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand;

1984 Oils, Thornton Gallery Hamilton N. Zealand;

1985 Oils and manifest of “Credo” style, RKS Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils and Graphics, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics, Seijoh Gallery Sendai Japan;

1986 Oil and Graphics, Prism Art Galleries Fremantle Australia;

1987 Oils and Graphics, Alexander Galleries Perth Australia;

1988 Graphics and Oils, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia; Oils, John Leech Galleries Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics, Seijoh Gallery, Sendai Japan; Oils, Charlotte H. Gallery Auckland N. Zealand;

1989 Oils and Graphics, Vincent Gallery Adelaide Australia; Oils, John Leech Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils and Graphics, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia; Oils, Graphics and Watercolors, Charlotte H. Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Graphics and Oils, Goodridge Gallery Perth Australia;

1990 Graphics, Seijoh Gallery Sendai Japan; Graphics, Crystal Gallery Morioka City Japan. Oils, Goodridge Galleries, Perth Australia; Oils, John Leech Galleries, Auckland N. Zealand;

1991 Oils, Holdsworth Galleries Sydney Australia; Oils, Charlotte H. Gallery, Auckland N. Zealand; Oils- Chapman Gallery Canberra Australia; Oils- Goodridge Galleries Perth Australia;

1992 Oils, John Leech Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, Flinders Lane Gallery Melbourne Australia;

1993 Oils, John Leech Gallery Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, Holdsworth Galleries Sydney Australia; Graphics, Galeria Pod Zlotym Lewkiem Krakow Poland; Oils, Dobson Bashford Gallery Christchurch N. Zealand; Oils, Chapman Gallery Canberra Australia; Oils, Gomboc Gallery Perth Australia;

1994 Oils, The Gallery of Fine Art Perth Australia; Oils, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia;

1995 Oils, International Art Centre Auckland N. Zealand; Oils, Delshan Gallery Melbourne Australia; Oils, Dobson Bashford Gallery Christchurch N. Zealand;

1996 Oils, Holdsworth Gallery Sydney Australia;

1997 Oils, Gauguin Gallery Singapore; Oils, Barry Stern Gallery Sydney Australia; Oils, Delshan Gallery Melbourne Australia; Oils, Int,l Art Centre Auckland N. Zealand;

1998 Oils, Barry Stern Gallery Sydney Australia.

 

MEMBERSHIP

1999 AAIAA -Art Addiction International Art Association.

AWARDS

1994 Honorary Mention, The 2nd International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Art Addiction, Stockholm

1995 Honorary Mention, The 2nd Graphic Annual International Exhibition, Art Addiction Stockholm

1999 Silver Medal, The 1st Spring Annual in Venice, Art Addiction / Palazzo Correr Venice Italy

 

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2000 - WORLD of ART Internet Art Museum