Piotr Kolanko "Le déjeuner sur l'herbe" 180x130 oil on canvas 2021

I have no desire to give this collection a title. Out of a sheer penury for cataloguing, I have tentatively named it “Human Nature”, the label sufficiently commodious to avoid restrictions to any potential future works. It comprises distinctive pieces created at times of extreme need for symbol assimilation. It is also a cycle I am wont to approach with humour and amusement, a counterpoint for more complex analyses of reality. Other series of mine might explore universal themes – yet this one transpires in the psyche. Borrowing from symbols and religions, myths and cultures, it testifies to the context of our humanity.