Farewell to Spring

Farewell to Spring is a series of paintings. They depict scenes from performances of my classmates which took part in during our studies, while following the guidelines of socialist realism.

In Poland, during the time of communism and its end, performance had a big role in how art transformed its position in society. I wanted to oppose the two: performance as contemporary, socialist realism as conservative, looked at from a western european academy. From me it got a filter of personal nostalgia.