Overview
Malinowski works with light that is reflected and refracted by the lightly bound (tempera) particles of pigment and by the often reflective surfaces on which he paints. The added reflective elements are the rhythms of the transparent Venetian glass tesserae - they extend the 2D painted surface towards the 3D space. All these materials conspire to create a poetic vision that is evolving and changing with the ever changing daylight and varieties of artificial light. The given light ambiance becomes the integral part of the painting - the two elements are bonded in a reciprocal relationship.  

In 2009 Antoni Malinowski has become the first contemporary artist in the 200 year history of Dulwich Picture Gallery to make a drawing/ painting installation directly on the walls of this oldest museum in England ( The Polish Connection - Dulwich Picture Gallery,London and the Royal Castle, Warsaw 2009 )

Malinowki's paintings have been exhibited internationally and are in many private and public collections including Tate, London.

Following his major solo exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre, London in 1997 Antoni Malinowski spent several months as an Abbey Scholar at the British School at Rome researching the ancient Roman wall paintings. This triggered many collaborations with architects on permanent interventions in architecture. They range from engineering colour for facades to complex wall paintings and include Vermilion Wall painting spanning three floors at the Royal Court Theatre (2000), London and the façade and interior spaces of the Coin Street Community Centre (2007), London , both collaborations with Haworth Tompkins Architects; wall painting at the Luxor Theatre (2002), Rotterdam , collaboration with Bolles+Wilson Architects; Venetian glass mosaics for the elevation on Maddox Street, London ( Spectral Stream, 2009 ) and for a building's entrance on Bryanston Street, London, both collaborations with Eric Parry Architects and Orsoni Venice. Malinowski has also done the wall and ceilings paintings at the HTA refurbished Chichester Festival Theatre and the foyer ceiling paintings at the new Everyman Theatre, Liverpool designed by Haworth Tompkins - this won the 2014 Stirling Prize. In 2015 Malinowski completed a large commission for the foyer areas at the Rafael Viñoly designed Mathematical Institute, Oxford. "Spectral Flip" is a two part mural painted directly onto the south and the north facing walls, seemingly creating a luminous force field between them.

His Light Triggered painting installation at the Ragged School Museum, London in 2018, transformed the top floor of the dilapidated building into a place of communion between the light pouring down from the skylights and the light reflected and refracted by the pigmented surfaces of the paintings.

In 2019 Antoni Malinowski completed a permanent painting installation on the elevations of a building in the centre of Chelmsford. Mill Square Reflections comprise of 100 hand painted panels that correspond to and reflect different aspects of the sunlight as it moves across the elevations. Because of the light reflecting and refracting qualities, the painted panels are dematerialising the monotonous brick elevations. The building is animated by the play of light and ever-changing colours.

Works
  • Antoni Malinowski, Almost Seen. Murano, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Almost Seen. Murano, 2020
    Tempera on linen
    30 x 25 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Almost Seen. Poplar, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Almost Seen. Poplar, 2020
    Tempera on linen
    30 x 25 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Blue/Hovering, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Blue/Hovering, 2020
    Tempera on linen
    25 x 30 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Chromatic Space - Slate Grey 1, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Chromatic Space - Slate Grey 1, 2020
    Tempera and Venetian glass on linen
    25 x 25 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Chromatic Space. Purple/Grey, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Chromatic Space. Purple/Grey, 2020
    Tempera and Venetian glass on linen
    25 x 25 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Chromatic Space. Slate Grey 2, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Chromatic Space. Slate Grey 2, 2020
    Tempera and Venetian glass on linen
    25 x 25 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
    Antoni Malinowski, Chromatic Space. Slate Grey 2, 2020
    £ 1,000.00
  • Antoni Malinowski, Vermillion. Echo 1, 2020
    Antoni Malinowski
    Vermillion. Echo 1, 2020
    Tempera on linen
    25 x 20 cm
    Signed, dated and titled on reverse
  • Antoni Malinowski, Almost Seen - scattered, 2018
    Antoni Malinowski
    Almost Seen - scattered, 2018
    Synthetic tempera on polyester
    150 x 243cm
  • Antoni Malinowski, Ancient Pink, 2017
    Antoni Malinowski
    Ancient Pink, 2017
    synthetic tempera on polyester
    130 x 100cm
  • Antoni Malinowski, Almost Seen - Primavera, 2016-17
    Antoni Malinowski
    Almost Seen - Primavera, 2016-17
    synthetic tempera on polyester
    100 x 120 cm
Biography
After studying painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and furthering his studies at the Chelsea Collage of Art, Malinowski has established and based his practice in London. Since his first wall drawing installations in the mid 1980s Antoni Malinowski has been working in a variety of media including painting on canvas and walls, video, and drawing on often very large scale. Malinowski has done many painting/drawing installations including "Wall Drawing for RIBA", London 1998; "Echoing the Pavilion" at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea and the Architectural Association, London 2001; "Bridging Lines Venice" during the Architectual Venice Bienalle 2004, "Bridging Colours" at and around Gallery 175, Seoul 2010.  

1974-79

Academy of Fine Art, Warsaw

1981-82
MA Chelsea College of Art, London

since 1980 Antoni Malinowski has lived and worked in London

1988 acquired British Citizenship

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS

 

2018

Light Triggered

Painting installation at Ragged School Museum, London

2018

Almost Seen painting installation

Part of 1+1+1 exhibition at Assab One, Milan

2013
Light Sensitive Installation Museum of Cinematography, Lodz

2012
Spectral Flip
Aid and Abet, Cambridge

2011
Giardino Veneziano Animali Domestici, London

2010
Teatrino,
The Contemporary Art Gallery, Opole

Bridging Colours Gallery 175, Seoul

2009
The Polish Connection
Dulwich Picture Gallery, London

The Polish Connection Royal Castle, Warsaw

2007
Meditation Museum, Seoul Gimpel fils , London

2005
Bridging Lines
Studio Visconti , Milan Assab One, Milan

2004
New Paitings
Gimpel fils, London
Chronografia
Galeria Klimy Bochenskiej, Warsaw Bridging Lines
Architectural Biennale, Venice

2002 Thresholdscapes Gimpel fils, London

2001
Echoing the Pavilion
The Architectural Association, London De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhil on Sea

1999
Royal Court Theatre Project- related work Gimpel fils, London

1998
wall Drawing for RIBA, London

1997
Camden Arts Centre, London Newlyn Art Gallery, Penzance Oriel Mostyn Gallery, Wales

1995

Gimpel Fils, London

1993

Marie-Louise Wirth Gallery, Zurich

Gimpel Fils, London

Shelters/Zufluchten , Von Ort, Langenhagen, Germany

1991

Galeria Dziekanka, Warsaw

1990

The Showroom, London

1989

Mario Flecha Gallery, London

1988

Provisional Statements on the Rights of the Citizens( installation) Angel Studios, London

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg

1987

Life Drawing ( installation and performance) Chisenhale Gallery, London

Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Hamburg

1986

The Drawing Room ( installation), London

1985

Kuenstlerhouse, Hamburg

1983

South Hill Park Centre, Bracknell

 

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

 

2019

Colour and Poetry

Slade MA symposium participants exhibition

2017

Faith, Slade MA students and tutors- exhibition at Austin Forum, London

2016

Spaces Between Things

Richard Saltoun Gallery, London

2015

Drawing Room Biennial, London

2014

Conversation Pieces – A View from a Window, Camden Arts Centre

Mobility of the Line – Brighton University Gallery

2013
Drawing Biennial
The Drawing Room, London

2012 Collaborators 3 ROOM, London

Homenagem Shelagh Wakely Museu do Acude
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011
Drawing Biennial
The Drawing Room, London

Unearthed - creative remains Carpenters Road Studios project

2010
In Space
Polonia Biennale, Opole

2009
Drawing Biennial Fundraiser The Drawing Room, London

2005
Dis/Continuity of Line Assab One, Milan

2004
Tracing the Land Gimpel fils, London

2001
Gimpel fils, London

1998
What is a Photograph? Five Years, London

1997
The Subject of Art
Nat West Group Art Collection, London

1995
Recent Contemporary Art Society Purchases Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle, Ireland London Stories
JE Gallery, Winterthur, Switzerland

1994
Recent CAS Art Acquisitions MOMA, Oxford

1993
EC Young Painters ( representing Britain ) Seoul ... , South Korea
Moving Into View- Recent British Painting Royal Festival Hall, London

1992

New Voices, The British Council show – Brussels, Luxemburg, Barcelona, Valencia

Todd Gallery, London

Whitechapel Open, London

Northen Adventures, Camden Arts Centre and St Pancras Station, London

Brit Art, Kuensthouse, Glarus, Switzerland

The Infanta of Castile ( installation). London

Bruno Bucher, Poitier

1991

Broadgate Exhibition, London

Present Continous, International Art Exhibition, Bath

Galeria Fucares, Madrid

Jestesmy, Galeria Zacheta, Warsaw

Galeria Nicola von Senger, Zurich

1990

Drawing Show, Mario Flecha Gallery, London

Sign, New Academy Gallery, London

Kustraum, Goeppingen, Germany

What is a Gallery? Kettles Yard, Cambridge

Whitechapel Open, London

1989

Whitechapel Open, London

1988

Open Futures, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Syzygy, Mario Flecha Gallery, London

Whitechapel Open, London

1987

Icons, Mario Flecha Gallery, London

National Review of Life Art, Riverside Studios, London

1986

Placed/Displaced ( installation) Chisenhale Gallery, London

 

COMMISSIONS

 

2019

Mill Square Reflection

Permanent painting installation on two elevations

Chelmsford city centre

 2018

Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Mosaic for the entrance to the new building by Eric Parry

On Bryanston Street, London

2017

Bush Theatre, London

New ceiling paintings in the foyer.

2016

Walmer Yard, London – colour design

Collaboration with Peter Sapter

2015

Mathematical Institute, Oxford

A permanent painting installation in the foyer

2014

Chichester Festival Theatre- painting interventions throughout the building

Donmar Theatre Studios – Saturated Stairs ( a polychrome staircase)

Collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects

2013
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
ceiling paintings for the foyer
collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects

( Sterling Prize )

2012
cb1 Cambridge
facade "Translucent Drawing" intervention

2011
Bush Theatre, London
colour design for the foyer and wall and ceiling paintings - collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects

2009
Mosaic for the facade of the new building by Eric Parry Architects on Maddox Street, London

2007
Colour design for the facade and painterly interventions inside the Coin STreet Neighbourhood Centre - collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects

2004
artist colourist
BBC Broadcasting House redevelopment project

2002
Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam

wall paintings - collaboration with Bolles+Wilson Architects.

2002
Wall drawing and installation private residence, Berlin

2000
Royal Court Theatre, London
large scale wall painting - collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Tate Gallery
British Council
Arts Council
Nat West Group Art Collection MOMA, Oxford ( CAS )

 

TEACHING

 

1984 – 1996  drawing and painting tutor at Chelsea School of Art, London

 

2000 – 2019 drawing and colour course tutor at the AA School of Architecture, London

 

2013 – 2018 visiting tutor at the MA course  Slade School of Art, UCL, London

 

 

 

Exhibitions