The paintings by Krzysztof Cieślak manifest mainly the features of such trends as photo realism and pop art.Those, mixed with the artist’s abstract concepts, create a remarkable yet simple in form alternative painting, without unnecessary moralizing or pomposity. First of all, his art is definitely a novelty. A true passion for painting can be seen behind the innovative shapes and the courage to experiment.
Secondly the diversity of Cieślak’s works shows that his vivid imagination has a huge potential. But however varied his works may be, there is still a cohesion between them and there is no doubt that they were all created by the same artist. They are not only linked by the technique, framing or the characteristic use of color. What connects them is the beauty of the body, eroticism and the capturing of the variety of emotions hidden in every human being. And the most important in the paintings is translating the social moralizing art into the art of emotion and feeling and just looking…
Krzysztof Cieslak is trying to persuade the viewers to look into themselves and realize that they are or could be the ones presented on his paintings.
“…Cieslak is a name woth remembering. I myself am a lucky owner of one of his paintings…” Maciej Zieri
“…First of all a woman – one can say looking at Krzysztof Cieslak’s works. She is both the subject and the object of the paintings. He treats her a bit like a statue, a bit playfully. And somewhere inbetween arises the truth about her, about you, about us…” Anna Gruzewska – Elle Decoration