Maciej Jedrzejewski was born in 1993 in a small quiet town called Chelmza, located North West of Poland. He graduated with a degree in BA (Hons) Graphic and Digital Design at The University of Greenwich in 2015. The artist’s earliest memory of drawing is when in the middle of the night, unable to sleep and too scared to wake his parents up, he decided to draw on his bedroom wall.
His mother used to take him to their local cathedral which made a huge impression on the young boy. Instead of listening to the bible readings, he was more fascinated by the paintings inside and the stories they told. He moved to England with his family in 2005, when he was just 11 years old. The family lived in the heart of Peckham which was the first point of contact for the artist with African culture and Hip-Hop culture. This combination of spirituality and rebelliousness is an endless source of inspiration for the artist.
As he continues to walk on the path of life, he uses his art as a diary for a later contemplation upon the events within his life. This results in work that finds its roots in Surrealism and Abstraction. The works are created in a semi-automated fashion. A huge part of what is spilled out onto the canvas, depends on where his sub-conscious will lead him. Therefore, the work is discovered during the process of its creation. He argues that there is a new movement emerging that could be classified as ‘Neo-Surrealism’. Within his work, the interest not only lies on the exploration of individual’s sub-conscious, but also on the use of light and colour in order to achieve mystical, spiritual and surreal sensations.
The artist has experience in working with SEN children which influences him further. Greatly inspired by Buddhism and lucid dreams the artist hopes to achieve the sense of escape and arrival. The fuel for his passion is the belief that art (especially painting) can once again awaken divine emotions within an individual. In 2017 Maciej has joined APA (The Association of Polish Artists in Great Britain Est.1955) He is an active member of the association.
Subconsciousness Scarf 2017
Voyage (Illustration Book by Maciej Jedrzejewski) Trailer
Live Performance / Meditation Painting