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Wiszniewski, Adrian

Born in Glasgow, Wisniewski first trained at the Mackintosh School of Architecture between 1975-1979 before going onto study Fine Art at the Glasgow School of Art from 1979-1983. Here he met Steven Campbell, Ken Currie and Peter Howson, together becoming the so-called 'New Glasgow Boys': a leading group in the revival of Scottish figurative painting at the time. Since his first solo shows in Glasgow and London in 1984, he has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and abroad and is considered to be a leading figure in Scottish painting.

Wiszniewski's paintings and prints are often figurative, but never wholly realistic. The figures are often used as a conduit to lead the viewer to the layers of meaning contained on the flat surfaces. Their interpretation is open to the viewer who cares to conduct his own dialogue with the work. His large-scale figurative paintings contextualised by neon, drawing, print and collage are dominated by self-parody and a reflective tone.

Inspired by the work of Matisse, Wisniewski has also been influenced on a conceptual basis by artists as Bruce McLean and Gilbert & George. He lives and works in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Solo exhibitions include amongst others, The Compass Gallery (Glasgow), Air Gallery (London), Glasgow Print Studio (Glasgow), Rex Irwin Gallery (Sydney), Gallery Aries (Tokyo) and the Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh) to name but a few.

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