Maciej Cieśla

 

​A modern contemporary painter, graduate of Fine Arts Academy in Wrocław with Master of Arts degree in painting and sculpture, under the supervision of Piotr Błażejewski.  Earlier he attended classes given by Piotr Skłodowski, modern watercolor painter and architect. Maciej Cieśla style vary between modern expressionism and abstraction. He finds his inspiration to create in nature, folklore, and social subjects. Between 2013 and 2016 Maciej worked out his characteristic style.

The world created in his works contains characters borrowed from folklore and fantasy, such as fauns, water nymphs or ghosts of the forest. He often touches upon the subject of the form of nature itself, especially in more abstract works, for instance in the series "Mountain Stream". He also refers to city life, as illustrated by the series of paintings "After alcohol", where he depicts night lifewith a grain of irony. In his paintings, a woman appears very often as a symbol-form, he refers to archetypes and symbolism in general.
The artist’s first major opening was the vernissage entitled "Satan, woman and apocalypse" in Edith Stein’s House in Wrocław in 2015. Since 2017 cooperates with international galleries.

Maciej eyesight is impaired due to macular degeneration. It had a great impact on the artist's life, after all, this defect has also become a motivation. During his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maciej decided that he will achieve artistic goals regardless of vision defects and overcome his own limits.