Wojciech Głogowski received his diploma from the Adam Mickiewicz University Department of Art Education in Kalisz, in the studio of Tadeusz Wolański.
In the paintings of this artist from Wrocław, we see an interesting synthesis of preserved memories, old photographs, advertisements, and artworks, as well as illustrations from books for children. The figures shown in stylized, verging on theatrical, poses powerfully affect the viewers’ senses. Their essential elements are the eyes: large, expressive, intensely staring.
Intuitively, we also sense the great importance of the equipment which forms the background for the depicted characters. Those old kinescopes, lamps or cameras are equal “heroes” of the paintings, breaking up the plane of the canvas and giving them an archaic character, thanks to which we discover that in Głogowski’s works time seems not so much to have stopped, as to be running with its own rhythm, often in unexpected directions.
The artist visualizes his ideas using two components: maximally condensed spaces, as if he tried to eliminate them, and a cool color palette, illuminated by light of indeterminate source. It has been repeatedly emphasized that Głogowski’s color palette (barely visible cobalts, plum purples, cool and warm pinks, deep greens, dark browns, emerald highlights) refers viewers to other, as it seems, immeasurably remote worlds.
Głogowski’s paintings are filled with subtle, warm irony. The painter maintains a distance from his figures, and paradox is as important a tool for him as the color palette or the texture of his canvases.