About the Artist
Pawel Jasinski, artist and designer, was born in Poland and works in Dublin. He graduated from National Secondary Art School Nowy Wisnicz and earned a master’s degree of Museum Exhibition and Art of Sacral at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. He received a few scholarships, one of which was Sapere Auso Krakow. He has exhibited his paintings in several European countries including Poland, Ireland, Latvia and England. His painting – portrait of Paul Brady, has been printed on the side of a building in Temple Bar. In December 2017, The Hunt Museum in Limerick recognized his painting “Woman at Temple Bar” as the picture of the month. Pawel also exhibited his works in the legendary place for Polish culture – Piwnica pod Baranami in Krakow.
The major topic of my paintings is Woman, and she constitutes central part of most of them.
The women that I depict are corpulent, massive, and very often unrealistically big. In that sense it is a reference to paleolithic art (Venus Willendorf). By placing them in the center of my paintings I’m referring to their central function in our existence.
I try to talk about hope, happiness, sadness, loneliness, beauty, and ugliness. People’s reactions to my paintings tend to be very different. Someone once asked me why I don’t paint things that are truly beautiful, such as sea, horses or mountains. A question arises – ‘What is beauty and can we define it?’.
I usually use oil paint, watercolor, and I make sketches.