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b. 1976, USA

Andrzej Zielinski Biography

Andrzej Zielinski’s vivid paintings depict everyday electronic devices such as mobile phones, laptops, ATM machines and paper shredders. Painted with thick gestural paint in bright confectionary colours, these works comment on the ever expanding reverence contemporary society has for technology and information. They also reference the art historical notion of the readymade and the history of abstract painting.

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Depicted at a 1:1 ratio as compared to the actual objects, these paintings display a distortion between actual and perceived space. They also highlight our dependence on everyday machines with their constantly updating functions and capabilities. Zielinski seeks to update painting by using 21st century acrylics, gels and mediums and his unique painting style means each scrape of the palatte knife simultaneously suggests description, abstraction and bas-relief.

Having just completed a visiting artist residency at ANU, Canberra, this young artist has received much critical attention in the USA. In 2009 New York art critic Jerry Saltz named Zielinski as one of 33 notable American artists to have emerged after 1999.

Born in 1976 in Kansas City, USA, Zielinski completed his BFA at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and his MFA at Yale University in 2004. He has been in numerous group shows across the USA such as *Greater New York at PS1 MOMA. Previous solo exhibitions include Motus Fort, Tokyo, DCKT Contemporary New York City, The Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles.

Andrzej Zielinski lives and works between Berlin, Germany, New York, NY and Canberra, Australia. His first exhibition in Australia was Devices at Gallery 9 in June 2011. His was also shown at Canberra Contemporary Art Space in July 2011. Andrzej’s work is in the collection of the Canberra Museum and Art Gallery. 

Andrzej Zielinski Featured Artworks

Data Recovery? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiData Recovery?, 2016Australian sandstone, agate, zebra rock, West Australian variscite, river red gum wood, plywood, copper, acrylic and encaustic paint
78 x 66 x 33 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Reverberating? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiReverberating?, 2016cast iron, copper, opal, zebra rock, river bed gum wood, enamel and encaustic paint
41 x 34 x 32 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Convalescing??? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiConvalescing???, 2016Australian arkose sandstone, West Australian variscite, perspex, encaustic and acrylic paint
61 x 50 x 28 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Secure Encryption? by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiSecure Encryption?, 2016Cast iron, onyx, opal, paint, primordial stone (from the East Kimberly region)
37 x 24 x 13 cm
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Gallery 9
Frequency Hopping by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiFrequency Hopping, 2016Bronze, agate, paint, primordial stone (from the East Kimberly region)
23.5 x 22 x 19 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Cluster Analysing by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiCluster Analysing, 2016Core samples from mining exploration in New South Wales, orbicular jasper, red gum wood, perspex, paint, epoxy, agate
39.5 x 37 x 23 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Wifi printer printing power cable by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiWifi printer printing power cable, 2012encaustic, paper, lithograph on panel
79 x 84 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery
Paused Printer by Andrzej Zielinski contemporary artwork
Andrzej ZielinskiPaused Printer, 2012encaustic, paper, lithograph on panel
79 x 84 cm
Gallery 9 Contact Gallery

Andrzej Zielinski Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Andrzej Zielinski, Primary Data at Gallery 9, Sydney
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20 October–12 November 2016 Andrzej Zielinski Primary Data Gallery 9Sydney

Andrzej Zielinski Represented By

Gallery 9 contemporary art gallery in Sydney, Australia Gallery 9 Sydney

Andrzej Zielinski In Related Press

Andrzej Wróblewski: The Blue Works and Beyond Related Press Andrzej Wróblewski: The Blue Works and Beyond 16 April 2018, Frieze

Who was Andrzej Wróblewski? The usual story goes like this. He was born in Vilnius (then Poland) in 1927; 14 when his father died during a Nazi house-call; 18 by the end of the war, when he moved to Kraków to study painting and sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts. At 21 he began a number of extraordinary works that used enigmatic, deep-blue oils...

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Andrzej Zieliński: 'Primary Data' Related Press Andrzej Zieliński: 'Primary Data' 12 October 2016, Art Almanac

Working across sculpture, painting, drawing and printmaking, Andrzej Zieliński's practice challenges the myth of contemporary technological innovation. His work depicts electronic devices – phones, computers, shredders, fax machines – and addresses the many contradictions embedded in our relationships to them, which are cutting-edge one moment and...

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