Zdzisław Nitka

About artist

Born
26.01.1962
Born in Oborniki Śląskie, 1962. He studied under Professor Józef Hałas at the School of Fine Arts in Wrocław, where he obtained his diploma in Painting in 1987. After graduation he remained associated with his alma mater and is now working as a professor at the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts. A painter and illustrator, also interested in other areas of art including woodcut, sculpture, happenings and artistic books. He takes direct inspiration from early twenty century German Expressionism. In his works he also shows interest in primitive art, especially that of African origin. He debuted in the early 1980s and quickly found himself placed at the forefront of Polish Neo Expressionism. At that time he was quickly able to develop his own style and themes. He painted nature, animals and the reality that surrounded him. He still stays true to his initial interests and thematic choices. In his works, he tells stories about himself and his everyday life. His storytelling is based on metaphors and symbols and new meanings that he is able to discover in them. He retains the standpoint of an outsider. In his works he visibly distances himself from the achievements of civilization. In many of his paintings you can see him enter into a dialogue with works by other artists which either explicitly appear in his compositions (e.g. Masterpieces in a Forest) or provide him with inspiration in terms of how to express form in his artistic creations. In 1997 he and his wife, who is also a painter and who is known under the pseudonym Jolanta Nikt [Jolanta Nobody], set up their private Museum of Expressionists in Oborniki Śląskie. He has participated in hundreds of exhibitions in both Poland and other countries around the world.

Works

Zdzisław Nitka

Markowski (triptych; part 1)

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Dwurnik (triptych; part 2)

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Panek (triptych; part 3)

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