"... a method of composition inspired by abstract painting and sculpture”
— The New York Times
"… a superb work of art ... beautifully crafted …an exploration of both formal and technical issues…."
— The Times, London
Mark Dziewulski is a London born artist and architect who works internationally. He has studios in San Francisco and London. His unique and influential style is characterized by a signature aesthetic, one that he has meticulously honed through rigorous experimentation and exploration – ultimately breaking the boundaries that typically restrain the conventional world of modernist design. Over the years Dziewulski’s vast repertoire of work has received many accolades and awards, and his artwork has been exhibited internationally in Museums and Galleries. His projects, spanning the United States, Europe and Asia, have been published more than a hundred and fifty times in fourteen countries. He has been honored with the Gold Cross Order of Merit from the Polish Government, which was endorsed by Buckingham Palace. The Robb Report voted him one of the Top 30 Architects in the world. He gained his Master of Art degree at Cambridge and was a Fulbright Scholar at Princeton.
Dziewulski flexibly interfaces both fine art and architecture. He blurs the line between the design languages of applied arts, such as his building and furniture designs, and his much more intimately scaled multimedia visual artworks. He uses his painting and sculpture as a means of evolving and refining his architectural designs and conversely his fine arts are imbued with his own visceral architectural themes.
This symbiotic and synergistic relationship between his different talents has been of fundamental importance to Dziewulski's work. There is a clear correlation between his sculptures, paintings and buildings which manifests in an intrinsic palpable energy – movement, space and time. A particularly expressive example of this cross métier style of work is his design for the Museum of Performance and Design (San Francisco). For this project Dziewulski had the opportunity to collaborate with the world-renowned dancer, Mikhail Baryshnikov, who inspired him to create a dynamic and sculptural form. The building’s curvilinear and animated structure expresses the movement of dance, energy of music and the tactile quality of sculpture.
Dziewulski's keen desire to express movement and sensuality is apparent in his art and architecture. The designs are lyrical, rhythmic with a playful intrigue. His motif is of fluid forms, constantly changing relative to the perception of the viewer. In more practical terms he provides the user an experience of spatial fluidity and plasticity responding to human scale and desire. Such language translates to experience of his work evoking our communal memories, crossing the boundaries of culture, age and education.
Additionally, Dziewulski has been praised for several of his large scale site specific sculptures including: an aerodynamically inspired sculpture at the Warsaw national war memorial, for which the Republic of Poland presented him with a medal; Dancing Ribbons, Asia’s largest indoor sculpture (Hong Kong); and an enormous colorful outdoor glass ocularly inspired sculpture for the Dean McGee Eye Institute (Oklahoma City).
Mark Dziewulski continues to simultaneously explore his style of art and architecture from his studios in San Francisco and London, be it a large scale canvas, a hand forged sculpture or a new museum.