Waldemar Mitrowski is a virtuoso painter who can move from deeply guttural expressions to the most subtle and delicate renderings. Though seemingly rooted in the Bay Area Figurative tradition, Mitrowski has a European painting sensibility, employing techniques carefully learned and masterfully employed. The paintings are richly layered with surfaces that move from gritty and coarse to whisper smooth and translucent.
Mitrowski’s paintings have an element of mystery and nobility that evoke a visceral feeling in the viewer. The artist’s concerns are more metaphysical than worldly. He taps into the collective unconscious with larger questions of who we are and how we came to be here.
Waldemar Mitrowski was born in Poland in 1957 and came to California in 1988. In 1990, he moved to Bolinas where he has resided ever since, with intermittent stays in Poland, where he also enjoys a following. Mitrowski attended the Academy of Fine Art in Krakow, Poland. He has had gallery exhibitions at J. Noblett Gallery in Sonoma, Campbell Thiebaud Gallery in San Francisco, the Bolinas Museum, Donna Seager Gallery and many group shows in the United States and Poland. He has collectors throughout the United States and Europe.