Collaborative Painting

August 21, 2017:

During our summerly meeting in Warsaw, Artur Zmijewski, renowned Polish visual artist with whom I already collaborate for almost a decade, and I painted together. Collaborative painting is an essential part of Artur's artistic practice and has become a fascinating method of exploration for me too. As a form of communication. Modes of expression. With much space for chaos and abstraction. Intuitively the complexity of our inner worlds is being put into images. However initiating a process of creation can be a painful task. Shock. Depression? We put most of the paintings in a 'waiting room', since we are both not sure whether they are done. Distance is needed. At least for a few hours. Sleep and digestion. On the following morning we decide to sign the images and leave them as they are...   Warsaw, 17 and 18 August 2017 Christina Lammer