My interest consists in establishing an artistic dialogue between distant cultures, through the translation of experiences of religions contemplation to the spiritual exercise of Zen Buddhism. My medium is painting. My choice to work with egg tempera paint and oil, both important mediums during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, is a reference to the sacred art created during that period in Europe. By using that technique in a monochromatic matter, I refer to Asian ink plum painting, a genre of Zen Art established in the 12th century. These contrasting forms of utterance are brought together with minimal art and motifs of reductive abstraction. United, a cross-cultural meditative and pictorial language emerges, through which the concept of the sacred is brought forth from both the Western and Eastern traditions.
EDUCATION: 1985-88– Phototechnical College for Audio-Visual Techniques, Warsaw, Poland
SOLO EXHIBITIONS-Selected: 2008 - “Melissa Bartlett, Jacek Maczynski - Recent Works”, Sentinel Gallery, Papa B Studios, Brooklyn, NY; 2007 - “Jacek Maczynski – Paintings”, St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY; 2006 - “Detrani and Maczynski: Recent Works”, Queens College Arts Center, Queens, NY; 2005/06 -“Recent Paintings”, LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Queens, NY; 2005 -“Painting”, Broadway Gallery, New York, NY; 1991 -"Recent Paintings" The Dobbs University Center Art Gallery, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2009 - Synthethic Zero, Bronx Art Center, Bronx, NY; NURTUREart 2009-2010 Benefit, New York, NY; "GOO'z" Onetwentyeight Gallery, New York, NY; “Art in Bushwick”, Brooklyn, NY; 2008 - “Night of 1000 Drawings” Artists Space, New York, NY; 2008 - “Micro-Macro”, Satori Gallery, New York, NY