Filip Markiewicz

Luxemburger of Polish origin, artist Filip Mankiewicz applies criticism and a certain political twist to “the news”, underlining the vacuity of our overproducing visual world where news becomes reality, and not the opposite. While capitalism has become an ideology and banks the new cathedrals of mass expression, Markiewiscz interrogates some aspects of the European populations’ discontent: social welfare, migration, wars, religious integrism, the use of national and private wealth, the value of art as a reflection of culture. His willingness to go back to the pencil and the paper emerges from the need to use drawing as a widespread technique of expression that leaves a “real” imprint in a digitalized world of abstract evidence lead by forms and colors.

Markiewicz represented the Great Duchy of Luxemburg at the 56th Venice Biennale (2015) with his project “Paradiso Lussemburgo”. His work has been exhibited At Akershus Kunstsenter Oslo, Contemporary art center in Luxemburg, C+N Canepaneri in Milan, Aeroplastics contemporary in Brussels, among many others.