Maksymilian Novak-Zemplinski was born February 25, 1974 in Warsaw, Poland. He graduated with Cum Laude honors from The European Academy of Art (Warsaw, Poland) in 1999.
“In my own work, the form is the most important element. When creating a painting, I mainly focus on this first layer. I see abstraction in the forms when observing most works of art, even when a painting is greatly representational. The “meaning” of my work is often not obvious and can be just as mysterious for me as for an observer. I believe the effect is much better when a painting is not calculated from A to Z. There has to be accidence in painting; the painting lives its own life and should surprise its creator. It’s these things that make a work of art enjoyable to create. There is no denying the possibility that I unintentionally create a kind of recorded meaning in my paintings, but I believe that most artists do so. In the end, I usually create under influence of great emotions, therefore, accidence occurs more frequently and is immediately perceivable. I feel somewhat like one who has lost their memory and tries to recall old memories from the past through painting. It’s an incredible feeling.”
— M. Novak–Zemplinski 2007.