Marian Kasperczyk. Back to front painting / Peinture périphérique
Monographic catalog dedicated to the painter Marian Kasperczky and to his “back to front” technique. Invented in 1988 by the artis, this technique consists of painting on the back of the virgin canvas, then to press the paint that emerges on the right side. Depending on the light, the forms (portraits, architecture, objects…) appear or disappear creating a magic effect. Figuration emerges when the light is less intense, while a strong light makes it disappear and the painting becomes totally abstract and structural. Richly illustrated catalog, in three languages : polish, french and english.
Authors : Wojciech Ciesielski, Malgorzata Dorna, Anna Pasek, Alicja Polap, Joanna Szczepanik
Translation : Piotr Blonski, Wojciech Ciesielski, Barbara Goraczko, Anita Jablonska, Joanna Szczepanik, Philip Wood
Marian Kasperczyk, Ornament, 1994
Own technique “back to front” (acrylic on canvas), 43 x 35 cm
From 1988, Kasperczyk developed an original techinque to which he devoted exclusively and which he called “back to front”. It consists of covering the back of the canvas of acrylic paint and then to press it through. The works thus obtained, presented for the first time at Art Cologne in 1991, are situated at the boundary of the bi- and three-dimensionality and the primordial role is played by light, which makes appear or disappear the irregularities of a rough texture. Over the years, Marian Kasperczyk perfected this technique. He exhibits mainly in France and Poland.