Girl with the Cigarette, Evening LightMaciej Ciesla
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
21 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 0 oz.
"This image was inspired both by memories of student times and trips to the mountains," says Maciej. "Smoking a shared cigarette, casual conversation with some girl on the balcony. In my work, I rarely refer to this period, but some scenes, as well as people, I willingly entangle in my work. Especially memories of given girls, women I met in my life."
Artist Maciej Ciesla depicts folklore, fauna, musicians and nymphs in spontaneous, expressive scenes. He says art has always accompanied him, and he studied at the Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland. After graduation, Maciej suffered from a loss of eyesight, which could have been detrimental to his painting career. However, he says it became a huge inspiration for him. "The desire to be alienated and to react and express. They became my motivation." In his current work, nature plays an important role, and Maciej regularly travels alone in the mountains. "I can plunge into my own inner life, feel the loneliness and the harsh atmosphere of a hostile landscape. I believe that honesty in painting is the only way to create individual aesthetics, and because nature is close to me, it also accompanies me in painting." In the evening when he’s not painting, he enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy, listening to music with a glass of wine or playing the guitar.