"In my practice, I need to preserve—and first seize—a royal generality, and all-encompassing- cognoscibility; in it I need to encompass everything, that which I have experienced, and a great deal of what I only know (from books, stories), and, finally, even more of that which I don’t know, but which has to be inside of me, because I’m a son, a Pole, an intellectual, a frequent friend, a passer-by, a consoler. However, what I need here is to take well-considered action, subjected to discipline, which would guarantee me an adequate amount of nourishment. I know that by diminishing the influx of sensations, reducing contacts, I heighten my sensitivity." —Andrzej Wróblewski, from notes written by the artist in early 1948. These notes were published in a book accompanying the major retrospective Andrzej Wróblewski: Constantly Looking Ahead at the National Museum in Kraków, 2012.