This week’s featured Manchester Open artist is Mateusz Beznitz, a Polish-born visual artist, painter, publisher, art curator, sculptor, performer and (still learning) bass guitarist – based in Manchester.
When did you first take up art? What’s your artistic background?
I think that was when I was 15. There was my first expression painting when I thought about my girlfriend. I then studied fine art at University in Poland.
How did you feel when you found out you had been chosen for the Manchester Open?
I was really excited, I thought “They know what is good art” :)
Where do you find your inspiration?
My inspiration is everywhere, in a love, in a dance, in a spirit, in a friendships, in a family, in a clouds, in relation between people. I love music, I love performances, I love other kind of art. I have created my art word as a visual poem.
What do you think art brings to your life?
I am sure art brings me a sense of life, sense of why I am a human and why I am here on the Earth.
Which artist(s) do you admire?
I admire and envy musicians, composers and theatre actors. My favourite painter is Gerhard Richter and many my friends who are an artists.
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