“Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.”

Marcin Telega talks with Zyta Misztal v. Blechinger.

You have graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow as a student of Professor Stanislaw Rodzinski. You lived in Germany, where you also exhibited your work. You travelled to India. There is a powerful artistic experience behind you, which is dealing with Ewa Demarczyk’s works. You run your own school of drawing and painting. You are a perfectionist and workaholic, and you don’t take offence if someone calls your paintings “literary”. I allowed myself to include a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche in the headline of our conversation because these words indicate an area that you have the courage to talk about in the context of your work. To understand you as an artist, the need to be able to “read” on many levels is necessary. To know – is to inquire and look deeply. So where do we start?

I suggest starting from the beginning. 

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Artist. Painter. A sensitive man who notices, studies and paints another person with passion. Marcin Telega’s paintings are often not just one frame, but moments captured on canvas. In an interview with Rynek i Sztuka, the artist revealed, among other things, what inspires him, how the series of paintings “Nocturne” was created, where the audience is accompanied by silence and at the same time a lot of emotions, and why he turned from the path of realism towards abstraction and metaphysics.

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