The Remembered Present

Jackowski, Andrzej (2009) The Remembered Present Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK. ISBN 978 1 90615588 9

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Abstract

As one of the leading figurative painters of his generation,the work of Andrzej Jackowski is largely autobiographical, based on his early childhood memories, recollections of a family history in Poland and the feelings of alienation and enclosure that these experiences roused. Born to Polish parents, the first 11 years of Jackowski's life were spent in a post-war refugee camp, and the Remembered Present delves into the resulting themes of alienation, family, childhood and nationality that are ever-present in his work. Using powerful, insistent images from his past, he explores ideas of human memory and psyche, both on a personal and more collective level. Although personal in intention, his work is an embodiment of contemporary historical painting. The Remembered Present is the firs profile on this hugely intriguing artist and includes essays by Timothy Hyman, Gabriel Josipovici and Michael Tucker.

Item Type:Authored book
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fine Art, Painting, figurative painting, contemporary painting, alienation, family, childhood, nationality, Poland
Subjects:W000 Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art > W120 Painting
W000 Creative Arts and Design
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Arts and Media
ID Code:6654
Deposited By:Anne Galliot
Deposited On:20 Nov 2009
Last Modified:18 Jun 2010 12:40

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