Painter Michal Zaborowski comes to Crossroads gallery |

Painter Michal Zaborowski comes to Crossroads gallery

Daily Staff Writer
Special to the Daily"A Secret," by Michal Zaborowski, oil on canvas.

VAIL – On Wednesday Vail Fine Art Gallery hosts internationally renowned painter Michal Zaborowski. The artist will visit with the public and show his art at the Crossroads gallery from 5-9 p.m.

This exhibit of many large-scale fine paintings by Zaborowski is part of series of shows beginning at Santa Fe Fine Art on Friday and culminating in Aspen at Aspen Fine Art Gallery on July 15 and 16. “Viewing a Zaborowski painting is a nostalgic and quiet experience, a special moment in time,” James Tylich, owner of all three galleries, said. “Michal uses rich and subdued colors. His compositions are masterful, contemporary but full of human emotion. The works are dramatic and thought provoking. I believe that Zaborowski’s art is important and that he is a true genius which is why I am featuring him in three of my galleries.”

Zaborowski paints figurative works, oftentimes larger than life-size, on canvas. The artist lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. A graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Zaborowski began his career painting murals in churches, even working at the Vatican in 1986 on a scholarship given by the General of the Palatine Order. Since that time his paintings have made their way into private collections all over the world.

“I want to relay the atmosphere of preparation, the magic of anticipation.Not only the anticipation that surfaces when we are waiting for something to happen, but also the sense of anticipation we feel when something’s already happened,” Zaborowski said. Zaborowski paints ordinary people involved in everyday activities, giving them an import that compels closer examination. His canvases are filled with light, a romantic tone, and recognizable subjects: a man at a piano, or people on the beach. But each painting bears the imprint of Zaborowski’s personality. His paintings are soft-edged images of contemplative people, unaware of their audience. The painting application is thin, loose; often reminiscent of Sargent or Hopper.

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