IWO ZANIEWSKI, born in Warsaw in 1956, polish painter, photographer and artistic director. In 1981 he graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and until mid 1980’s active solely as a painter but later began creative work in commercials and photography. In 1984 he received the Grand Prix at the Joan Miro Foundation International competition in Barcelona, Spain.
As a painter, Zaniewski works mostly in oils and drawing media. His themes usually center on scenes from everyday life while his earlier works are still lives, nudes and occasionally landscape. Despite changes in convention as to portrayal of reality over subsequent periods the characteristic feature of Zaniewski’s paintings has remained essentially that of composition. His use of composition rests upon an arrangement of forms. The key to Iwo Zaniewski’s work is not its context or its being a public medium, rather a visual sensitivity in seeing comprehensively.