Based on a True Story : Tadeusz Biernot

3 June - 21 July 2022
Works
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story I, 2019
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story II, 2019
    Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story II, 2019
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story III, 2019
    Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story III, 2019
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story IV, 2019
    Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story IV, 2019
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story V, 2020
    Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story V, 2020
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Pleasure Principle I, 2021
    Tadeusz Biernot, Pleasure Principle I, 2021
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Pleasure Principle II, 2021
    Tadeusz Biernot, Pleasure Principle II, 2021
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Sooner or Later, 2020
    Tadeusz Biernot, Sooner or Later, 2020
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Uncharted Harbour, 2018
    Tadeusz Biernot, Uncharted Harbour, 2018
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story VI, 2022
    Tadeusz Biernot, Based on a True Story VI, 2022
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Unpredicted II, 2022
    Tadeusz Biernot, Unpredicted II, 2022
  • Tadeusz Biernot, Unpedicted I, 2022
    Tadeusz Biernot, Unpedicted I, 2022
Overview

Based on a True Story is an exploration of shape, texture and composition. A marriage of Biernot's fascination with cartographic topography and the abstract form, this series was born of the artist's desire to explore the unpredictable nature of his new found technique

We are thrilled to be exhibiting Tadeusz Biernot's most recent work, Based on a True Story, from June 3rd to July 2nd 2022. A departure from his well-known, expressionistic depictions of the human face, Based on a True Story is an exploration of shape, texture and composition. A marriage of Biernot's fascination with cartographic topography and the abstract form, this series was born of the artist's desire to explore the unpredictable nature of his new found technique - a balance between "the creation and destruction of multiple layers of magazine pages, cardboard, packaging and paint." Biernot doesn't consider this technique to be collage, but rather a "structural element of [his] paintings." An experienced eye may be able to make out familiar shapes and forms, take a closer look at "Based on a True Story I" for instance and you can spot the snaking form of Rome's Tiber River. While not all pieces in this series depict a familiar city, they are a bird's eye view of various built environments, capturing growth and evolution in some, and devolution/a return to nature in others. Biernot states: " for me map making is not the end game, it is just an excuse to start a dialogue with a viewer."