Texts

ODRA
Biological tissue would be destroyed from outside and absorbed into the space which becomes surreal. Form vanishes across vast area, in empty light-filled space void of any refuge. There are only two opposing forces - organic matter and space, the palpable and the impalpable. Fragments of organic matter are systematically moving into nothingness with no traces left behind. Shape keeps on loosing its elements, reveals the inside and unites with space at several protrusions. It is depicted at many angles and close-ups to expose tissue pulsation as well as from distant perspective to show its irregular succulent lump.
Mariusz Hermansdorfer

KULTURA
In his large monochromatic pictures Jarodzki creates phenomenal space characterised by humongous "pipelines" vanishing within dramatic perspectives. These organic forms, painted with vigorous broad brush strokes, made of the condensed space matter, arrive from around, tangle together, however they still seem to run parallel, too extravagant for our eyes to assess distances and to read rules governing the picture. The paintings attract with anxiety - so familiar and perverse at the same time.
Jolanta Bębkowska

TRYBUNA LUDU
Space - the idea well defined and so easy to imagine in the past - challenged human imagination with new horizons of the 20th century scientific revelations. Physics and mathematics combined with philosophy in their approach to the idea of space harass artists' inquisitive minds in their pursuit for visual form of abstract world. The latest cycle of paintings by Konrad Jarodzki named Space appears to me a consequential achievement concerning the subject. Jarodzki stirs up and even activates a viewer's imagination with his fascinating image of space by means of mere painting measures. Surprisingly, as it may seem, traditional painting devices like two-dimensional canvas and oil paint, declared by many inefficient, turn out to be at painters service for modern subjects to be expressed.
Ewa Garztecka

LA MANCHE LIBRE
Behind tragic nature of fragmented, yet constantly reviving forms, some light appears. The light that brings hope. Konrad Jarodzki exhibition - two sources of anxiety: being a human and being a Pole.

QUEST FRANCE
Abstract art is not to be understood, it is to be contemplated. The work of Konrad Jarodzki is utterly amazing. Clash of two opposing forces - physical matter and space, hard facts and unreal world. An outstanding exhibition... jean Francois Huet
Jean Francois Huet

NICE MATINE
An eager architect has been showing his talents as a painter with a vocation. Jarodzki creates abstract poignant paintings with remarkable sensitivity proving his artistic excellence and high quality of his drawings.

WIADOMO¦CI
Perfect in its colours, his triptych seems to be a prolonged conveyor belt for a coal pile mounted in a living room; more, it is the continuation of all the conveyors and wires of the world. Jarodzki brings them all out from the earth, leads them into space fulfilled with bizarre light reflections. One can feel a breath of air in the pictures; one can also expect a bit of dread and hesitation.
Sławomir Hulanicki
LA MANCHE LIBRE
Those who expect the artist to explain the meaning of his paintings must be ready to face the following question - What do you personally feel when watching my canvass? Confusion, resentment, distress are what the artist welcomes wholeheartedly. It is an expression of human angst, some anxiety that fulfils this tragic world which seems to be the artist's key priority. Facing overwhelming ambience of distress - as the artist desired - we will soon get accustomed to Konrad Jarodzki's paintings as well as to the tragic nature of the world that was the artist's major inspiration.
Jean-Yves Erhel

SŁOWO POLSKIE
Large aggressive forms slowly delving into space overflow picture frames - from a distance they become more and more frayed and ephemeral to fade away in vast expanses. Aviewer must be impressed with subtle, yet, magnetic feeling of the struggle of forces - none of which able to win. Artistic space becomes almost material and overpowering while the content inside will go far beyond traditional sensations inherent in painting reception.
Ariadna Sarnowicz

GAZETA ROBOTNICZA
Series of oil paintings named Space, originating in l97l/I972, continues with previous trends prevailing in the painter's work. Painted in the harmonised colour scale, organic structures - oval and perspective in shape - seem to be suspended in empty space which becomes so deep and vivid for the modest tools used. The forms - expressive, yet at the same time fragmented in space - constitute the epitome of anxiety. They seem either frozen in their convulsive tracks or constantly moving, they draw our attention deep into space where the artist breaks up a solid shape with his wild straggly painting forms thus depicting distressing decomposition or phenomenal threat.
The artist we deal with here with must be a distinguished individuality.
Bogdan Górecki

POEZJA
The pictures were somewhat related to surrounding environment, which was the case for Konrad Jarodzki who would draw inspiration for his restless, tensed, sometimes striking with poignant gestures, compositions from artificial scenery of opencast pit.
Maciej Gutowski

ŻYCIE LITERACKIE
Konrad Jarodzki's tortuous serpentine forms are heading deep into the picture; sometimes marked with implied sexuality heightened by plain roses, sometimes resembling fantastic blue half-animated creatures. They may be ambiguous, poignant or even repulsive, however, at the same time they are beautiful in their colours and artistic precision. Do they reflect the author's intrinsic complex personality, torn between affirmation and negation, between expression and aesthetics, or perhaps they result from mere speculations? The obvious answer shall be confirmed by ink drawings. With dominant black colour, based on geometrical forms filled with parallel lines they are by all means expressive in meaning; no doubts, no strings attached.
Jerzy Madeyski

Konrad Jarodzki seems to be an artistic heir of El Greco's work. In his paintings, too, reflections of some fantastic light would rest on clouds resembling a giant's internal organs while space used to be arranged into diverse perspectives.
Jerzy Madeyski

WSPÓŁCZESNO¦Ć
... evocative in their dynamic (yet, at the same time ordered) straggly forms, shining visions of Konrad Jarodzki's space.
Wojciech Skrodzki

ŻYCIE WARSZAWY
Unrealistic forms which glimmer with reflections of dimmed light and gentle colours, structures marking foregrounds and backgrounds with regular patterns characterise the artistry of Konrad Jarodzki's painting.
Wojciech Krauze