Aleksander Ryszka - Feel it all, 2010, olej, płótno/oil, canvas, 160x160 cm

All I Want Is You

Exhibition titled “All I Want Is You” presents completely new body of work by Aleksander Ryszka. The first impression of Alexander’s work can be deceiving. His paintings may seem just a modern approach to landscape painting. After a while, however one can see that the landscape is there only to show us how unreachable it really is. Its beauty and clarity is hidden behind layers of destruction done by the artist. The charming works which Ryszka tiresomely blurs and smashes are on one hand a sign that he wants to dissociate himself from the subtlety and roots of traditional painting. On the other hand however they also express his nostalgia for the forgotten strength of the paintings’ impact. “All I Want is You” is Ryszka latest painting series. The artist analyses the concept of forgetting through the attempts of reminding. The deeper we try to analyse the forgotten experience the more deformed it becomes. Same happens with Ryszka’s paintings.