Acrylic on canvas
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To fall in love in modern times is really difficult. To fall in love with no way out is dangerous. But what is life worth without a risk? I took the risk and I went to Clark, a small town in New Jersey, to visit the Skulski Art Gallery, successfully directed by interesting Polish-born artist, Aleksandra K. Nowak. Going there I did not even think I would find anything interesting, being aware of some other shows of Polish young painters I was able to see at the time. So I found myself doubly impressed and amazed when I saw Darek Nowakowski's "Moods" for the first time. I can say that I found myself being completely drowned into the miraculous world of Darek's painting. I immediately knew that it will be a beginning of something new, the beginning of a relationship which will no come easy to an end soon. It was exciting and mysterious. I could only stare at the huge canvases hung on the walls which were glowing in a luminosity of their own. And I did not know if it was day or night outside, what time it was, and where I was. There was only me and a strange realm of Darek's moods with unusual colors and enigmatic shapes. It was my first encounter with his works and it was my first walk with angels in his magical court of moods and dreams. I would easily say after Alfred Kubin that "I looked and quivered with delight. Here a new art was thrown open to me which offered free play for the imaginative expression of every conceivable world of feeling." Darek called his paintings very personal, and though they do not seem to emit happiness, I want people to judge them for themselves. It is true. It is very private, personal world. World of the extreme lyricism and spirituality. The realm of artists secrets, dreams, feelings, and deepest emotions. He achieved in this series of paintings something what is given to those few chosen artists. He expressed the unexpressed...