Mr. Vivisector

Łukasz Korolkiewicz

  • type of object: painting
  • date: 1996
  • material/technique: oil on canvas
  • dimensions: 130 x 150 cm
  • inventory No.: M-687
  • image licensed under: CC BY-NC-ND 3.0

Inspired by hyperrealism and its use of the photo camera, Korolkiewicz
developed his own style within New Figuration painting. A realistic,
detailed rendition of the world in his works is accompanied by a strange,
eerie mood. Mr. Vivisector was inspired by the artist’s summer stay at
Krystiana Robb-Narbutt’s and Michał Wejroch’s house near Kazimierz
Dolny, a house filled with collectibles sought out by the owners at
markets and fairs. It exemplifies Korolkiewicz’s characteristic style and
motifs: surprising composition, striking juxtapositions of objects, slightly
oversaturated colours more reminiscent of photographic diapositives
than of nature, or the inclusion of a fragmentary self-portrait.

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  • Zdjęcie pracy
    Łukasz Korolkiewicz1985

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Additional materials
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    mediateka / photo gallery
    From the Zachęta Collection