Before and after Abstraction serves as an introduction to the oeuvre of Stanisław Fijalkowski. Spanning a period of approximately 60 years, his body of work is a unique example of painterly abstraction.
Following the revolutionary emergence of abstract art in both Western European and Russian avant-garde circles, Fijalkowski’s painting relied on the foundations of early modernism while re-evaluating its ideological axioms and theoretical conclusions.
His particular form of painterly abstraction avoids technical, disciplinary classification, transcending conventional, art-historical oppositions such as abstract/figurative, planar/linear, or painterly/graphic.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at Galerie Isabella Czarnowska, Berlin, 29 April – 16 July 2016.