Zbigniew Rogalski territory extends from painting to photography. Here, the artist turned his attention towards the photographic qualities in painting and towards the pictorialism found in photography. As the artist mentions on his website," this work is about flying and the experiences connected with it - the person floats under the ceiling like a balloon, being hunched in a position recommended during an emergency landing".
With the exemplification of visual illusions, such as reflection and obliteration, Rogalski is questioning reality and its mode of représentation. Deliberately, he chooses painting as an instrument to create an oscillation between photo realism and free imagination. But in spite of being formally restrained, Rogalski’s paintings tell multilayered stories that draw the viewer in to the narrative.
Zbigniew Rogalski wa born in 1974 in Dąbrowa Białostocka, Poland. He lives and works in Warsaw.