A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled [Group Scene no. 238], not dated.

Andrzej Wróblewski

David Zwirner is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Polish artist Andrzej Wróblewski (1927–1957) at the gallery’s 24 Grafton Street location in London. This is the first solo presentation of his work in the United Kingdom.

Now considered a leading figure in postwar Polish art, Wróblewski’s short but prolific career encompassed painting, works on paper, and prints. Often drawing from Poland’s sociopolitical atmosphere in the wake of the Second World War, Wróblewski’s singular practice is characterized by a unique blend of figuration and abstraction. On view is a group of key paintings and a wide-ranging selection of works on paper detailing recurring subjects throughout the artist’s oeuvre.

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Dates
March 16April 14, 2018
Private View
Thursday, March 15, 6–8 PM
Artist
Andrzej Wroblewski
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled (Self-Portrait in Red), not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

(Self-Portrait in Red), n.d.
Watercolour and gouache on paper
11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (29.5 x 41.7 cm)

"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.

A painting by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled Mother with Dead Child /Construction, dated in 1949 and 1948.

Andrzej Wroblewski

Mother with Dead Child / 

Construction (on reverse)

, 1949/1948
Oil on canvas
47 1/4 x 35 1/2 inches (120 x 90 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled [Group Scene no. 238], not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

[Group Scene no. 238], n.d.
Watercolour and gouache on paper
5 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (15 x 21 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wroblewski, titled [Abstract Composition in Green, Abstract Composition no. 46], not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

[Abstract Composition in Green, Abstract Composition no. 46], n.d.
Watercolour on paper
6 1/2 x 9 inches (16.3 x 22.7 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled [Group Scene no. 217], dated 1954.

Andrzej Wroblewski

[Group Scene no. 607], 1954
Ink on paper
11 3/4 x 16 5/8 inches (29.7 x 42 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled (Head of a Girl), [Head of a Girl no. 1025], not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

(Head of a Girl), [Head of a Girl no. 1025], n.d
Watercolour on paper
11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (29.7 x 21 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled (Self-Portrait in Red), not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

(Self-Portrait in Red), n.d.
Watercolour and gouache on paper
11 5/8 x 16 1/2 inches (29.5 x 41.7 cm)
A painting by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled Chauffeur, dated 1956.

Andrzej Wroblewski

Chauffeur, 1956
Oil and pencil on canvas
52 x 79 inches (132 x 200.5 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wróblewski, titled (Profile), [Profile no. 1011], not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

(Profile), [Profile no. 1011], n.d.
Watercolour and gouache on paper
10 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches (27.3 x 25 cm)
A work on paper by Andrzej Wroblewski, titled (Zampano I), not dated.

Andrzej Wroblewski

(Zampano I), n.d.
Gouache on paper
16 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches (42 x 29.4 cm)

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