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WLADYSLAW MIRECKI

New Landscape Watercolours at Piers Feetham Gallery, London Solo Show
Private View Thursday 19th March, 2015: 6.30 – 8.30pm


Where enquiries of prices are made on the gallery, the work is subject to availability and the price to change.Holme Valley, Yorkshire 2011

View from Clacton Pier, watercolour, 2014, 60 x 90 cm

 

Private View Thursday 19th March, 2015: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Exhibition dates 20th March – 18th April
Piers Feetham Gallery
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Barn, Bacon’s Lane 2013
56x100 Watercolour
£4,500


Beach Hut and Steps 2014
35x70 Watercolour
£1,960


Boardwalk and Boats, Tollesbury
2013
75x75 Watercolour
£4,500

Cathedral Spire, Salisbury
2014
75x50 Watercolour
£3,000

Cement Works, Greenwich
2014
105x105 Watercolour
£8,800

Chappel Viaduct
2012
150x100 Watercolour
£12,000

Chappel Village under Snow
2012
46x75 Watercolour
£2,750

Early Spring in Chalkney Woods
2014
50x75 Watercolour
SOLD


West Cliff, Whitby 2
2014
35x52.5 Watercolour
£1,735


East Cliff, Whitby 2
2012
68.5x46 Watercolour
SOLD

Groynes
2014
30x45 Watercolour
SOLD

Harbour Entrance, Whitby
2014
40x60 Watercolour
£1,925

Hawthorn
2014
75x50 Watercolour
£3,000


Hogweed and Willow Herb
2013
160x40 Watercolour
SOLD

Holme Valley, Yorkshire
2011
100x150 Watercolour
£12,000

Humpty Back Bridge from the Humpty Back Bridge
2014
40x60 Watercolour
£1,925

Jubilee Night
2012
34x55 Watercolour
£1,500

Lightship, Tollesbury
2013
65x45 Watercolour
SOLD

Link Span, Harwich Pier
2013
70x75 Watercolour
£4,200

Mary Jane, Norfolk
2013
40x60 Watercolour
£1,925

Millennium Pond in Snow
2012
50x75 Watercolour
£3,000

Norton Hall Farm
2012
34x34 Watercolour
£925

Old Hall Farm, Wakes Colne
2013
42.5x100 Watercolour
£3,400

Path, Dunwich
2015
45x30 Watercolour
SOLD

River Colne in Spate
2015
72x52 Watercolour
SOLD

Road to Walberswick
2014
39x30 Watercolour
SOLD

Rock Pool
2015
45x30 Watercolour
SOLD

Rocks and Groynes
2014
35x52.5 Watercolour
£1,450

Salisbury Cathedral from the Water Meadows
2014
90x60 Watercolour
SOLD

Sea Defences
2014
40x100 Watercolour
£3,200

St Peter and St Paul, Lavenham
2013
75x50 Watercolour
£3,000

Viaduct with Moon Shadow
2013
55.5x71 Watercolour
SOLD

Viaduct with Poppies
2012/14
55x76 Watercolour
£3,350

Viaduct with Tank Traps
2014
138x138 Watercolour
£15,000

1st prize winner Lynn Painter-Stainers Competition, London 2015


View from Clacton Pier
2014
60x90 Watercolour
£4,320

View from Orford Castle
2014
40x100 Watercolour
£3,200

Vineyard with Hill, Ceressou, France
2012
38x76 Watercolour
£2,300
 

Wheelie Bin, Walton
2013
80x100 Watercolour
£6,400

Windbrake, Hedgerow, Autumn
2012
37x60 Watercolour
SOLD

Woodpile, Hoe Wood
2013
85x71 Watercolour
£4,825
 

Introduction

Much of Mirecki’s potency of image derives from the juxtaposition of man-made architecture and natural growth: a typical subject might be the River Colne in Spate. The picture’s foreground is thronged with foliage expertly painted (though thankfully not with quite the mad hallucinatory extremism of the Pre-Raphaelites), the central episode features light reflected off moving water, while trees take us into the background and the Chappel Viaduct. The accuracy is not snapshot photographic, it is a skilled recreation of a specific place at a particular time of day and season. The painting is an interpretation of a familiar landscape, an investigation into its rhythms and structures, the underlying forms which give it presence and meaning. Mirecki departs from the literal truth when it is necessary for the painting to do so, carefully heightening or moderating it. The artist’s principal work lies in making decisions about what to include and what to disregard, where to place an emphasis and where to put a counter-balance. Mirecki’s artistic transformation of his subject is so subtle and sophisticated that sometimes it goes almost unnoticed.

The coast has become another favoured subject, usually East Anglian, such as the beguilingly austere View from Clacton Pier, with its skeletal forms of wind turbines fading into the cloud-bank on the horizon. Occasionally there is no vestige of man’s impact on the environment. It is eye-opening to see a straightforward study of sea, sky and land, as put forward with luminous yet understated brilliance in West Cliff, Whitby II. Other landscapes include a vineyard in the south of France, and a couple of views of Salisbury. Mirecki strays in Constable’s footsteps over the water-meadows, places the cathedral’s spire at the top of his painting, but brings the focus in low, to the reed-fringed drainage system. This oddly serene image wakens echoes of John Nash’s painting The Moat, Grange Farm, Kimble (1922) in the Tate. Mirecki’s other Salisbury subject is a witty urban scene: the elegant spire caught this time between two red-brick council houses, and put in its place by satellite dish and double yellow lines.

As Clive James wrote recently: ‘The only way to hide the tensions of a set form is to perfect it.’ He was referring to poetry, but the same can be said of painting: only when the conflicting tensions of a landscape are resolved, can a harmonious painting result. In these beautiful new paintings, Wladyslaw Mirecki shows us how a vision of landscape may be perfected.

Andrew Lambirth

WLADYSLAW MIRECKI

1956 Born Chelmsford, Essex of Polish parentage.
He is self-taught, having painted all his life including his periods gaining his science degree, as an industrial designer and co-proprietor of Chappel Galleries (1986 - March 2010).

 
 
EXHIBITED
 
 
1988
New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London
1989
Epping Forest District Museum “Artists in Essex”
1989
Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex 31st Open Exhibition
1990
Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Exhibition
1991
Foyles Art Gallery, London
1992
Department of Transport art Competition, Mall Galleries, London
Deuxieme Salon Biennale de L’Aquarelle, Hirson, France (Chelmsford 1993)
Essex County Council, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Essex Commission
1996
Chappel Galleries, Essex10th Anniverary Exhibition: Solo Exhibition
1997
Singer and Friedlander, Sunday Times Exhibition, London
Beecroft Art Gallery, Essex: Open Exhibition
1999 Jiangsu Provincial Art Gallery, Nanjing, China: Solo Exhibition
Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Exhibition
2002 Chappel Galleries, Essex Blyth Spirit “Walberswick Artists: 1880–2000”
2003
Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Exhibition
WH Pattersons, London Christmas Mixed Exhibition
2004
Royal Academy, London Summer Exhibition
WH Pattersons, London Christmas Mixed Exhibition
2006
Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Exhibition
2007
Royal Watercolour Society Open Competition, Bankside Gallery, London.
Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Mall Galleries, London.
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition Mall Galleries, London: Winner of the Edward Wesson Award.
Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex 49th Essex Open Exhibition: Awarded Prize and Shirley Robson Bowl for the best watercolour.
Chappel Galleries, Essex ‘Southwold, the East Coast’.
Sunday Times/Kaupthing Singer & Friedlander, London: 3rd Prize Winner, The Mall Galleries, London.
Lynn Painter-Stainers, London.
Chichester Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
Royal West of England Academy 155th Autumn Exhibition, Bristol.
New English Art Club, The Mall Galleries, London.
2008
RWS/Sunday Times watercolour competition, Bankside Gallery, London
Lynn Painters-Stainers, London (third prize winner)
2009
Chappel Galleries, Essex Solo Exhibition
Lynn Painter-Stainers, London
2010
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 198 Annual Exhibition, London
Eastern Open, King’s Lynn Arts Centre
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 23rd Year (2nd Prize Winner), Mall Galleries, London
Duncan Campbell Fine Art, London: Solo Exhibition
2011
Work on loan for opening of new branch of Handelsbanken, Colchester
Sunday Times Watercolour Competition in association with Smith and Williamson: The Mall Galleries, London  
Discerning Eye Exhibition: The Mall Galleries, London 10-20 November
2012
Piers Feetham Gallery, London: Solo Exhibition
Lynn Painter Stainers Exhibition, London
Chappel Galleries, Essex: Solo Exhibition
Norwich Castle Open Art Show
2013
Chelmsford Borough Museum: Two Man Exhibition with Paul Rumsey, 9th February to 21st April.
2013
Studio Eleven, Westcliff on Sea, Essex: ‘Kiss the Joy’ mixed exhibition.
2013
Royal Society of British Artists, Annual Exhibition: The Mall Galleries, London.
2014

March 1st-30th ‘…just as it is…’ Chappel Galleries, Essex: Solo Exhibition.

2015

Lyn Painter-Stainers: The Mall Galleries, London 16th to 21st Febuary - 1st prize winner
Piers Feetham Gallery, London: Solo Exhibition 19th March to 11th April

 
 
COLLECTIONS
 
 
1989
Essex County Council
1999
Jiangsu Province Art Museum, People’s Republic of China
Jiangsu Province Department of Culture, People’s Republic of China
2000, 09
Chelmsford Museums, Essex
2000
Ipswich Borough Council Museums & Galleries, Suffolk
2012
Colchester and Ipswich Museums (on behalf of Colchester Borough Council)
 
 
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
2000
February Edition, Jiangsu Art Monthly
April Edition, Artists & Illustrators Magazine
2003
A Walk in the Country – 32pp Monograph
2006
“Southwold: An Earthly Paradise” by Geoffrey Munn.
Wladyslaw Mirecki at Fifty – 32pp Monograph.
BBC Television Programme: ‘Seven Man-made Wonders of the East’ interview about Chappel Viaduct, showing Mirecki’s paintings depicting the Viaduct.
2009
‘On My Doorstep’: Introduction by Laura Gascoigne published by Chappel Galleries, Essex.
The Spectator “Winter Fine Arts” by Andrew Lambirth November issue.
Jackdaw Magazine “Easel Words” May/June issue.
The Artist Magazine, “Masterclass” November issue.
Pratique des Arts magazine France, December issue.
2010
Duncan Campbell exhibition brochure: Introduction by Andrew Lambirth, art critic of The Spectator.
2012
Jackdaw Magazine page 36: News 'That Beckam Tattoo'
'Closely Observed' Landscape - East Anglia and Beyond: Introduction by Andrew Wilton published by Piers Feetham Gallery, London.
Lynn Painter Stainers catalogue page 11 ‘Holme Valley, Yorkshire’.
‘Around and About: Introduction by David Lee editor of ‘Jackdaw’ published Chappel Galleries, Essex.
2014
‘…just as it is…’ Introduction by Mark Curteis, Curator Chelmsford Museum, published by Chappel Galleries, Essex.
2015

‘New Landscape Watercolours’ Introduction by Andrew Lambirth, published by Piers Feetham Gallery

 

 

 

 
 
 
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