Pen and Ink Drawings

black and white is the first phase of my work

by Wieslaw Sadurski



Girl against the Night, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Girl against the Night, 35 x 50 cm

Hungry One, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Hungry One, 35 x 50 cm

1968, age of 28, I was living in Warsaw as a published poet, freelance writer, writing poetry, prose and reportage, enjoying one year long scholarship.

Second book of poems accepted by the publisher with a fantastic cover and drawings by Franciszek Starowieyski, to be seen here with Polish poems.

I met him often and felt fascinated, his hand always busy with drawing sketches and ornaments.

It was very inspiring. I wished to follow.
My book sold completely - thanks to his illustrations!

 

Winding Path, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Winding Path, 35 x 50 cm

Ears and Tantra, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Ears and Tantra, 35 x 50 cm

Swallows on Wires, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Swallows on Wires, 35 x 50 cm

Selfportrait, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Selfportrait, 35 x 50 cm

Lady Jumper, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Lady Jumper, 35 x 50 cm

First series of drawings started funny: my lovely girlfriend left me alone going to visit her husband in Paris.

Left me with papers, pen, ink and blessings for a working therapy.

I drew her body against the night (first drawing on this page).

 

Unborn, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Unborn, 35 x 50 cm

Meditator, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Meditator, 35 x 50 cm

I went on studying drawing, copying Dürer and Rembrandt, trying to find a right movement of my hand.

And I had quite a collection of hundred drawings when I went 1970 to Stockholm.

In Sweden - first individual exhibitions, taking part in group shows.



Unicorn, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Unicorn, 35 x 50 cm

Perverse Sun, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Perverse Sun, 35 x 50 cm

Flower Circle, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Flower Circle, 35 x 50 cm

Tao Lady, pen and ink drawing by Wieslaw Sadurski

Tao Lady, 35 x 50 cm

Drawing phase started in Warsaw 1968, ended in Stockhom 1970 with first LSD trips,
when I recognized that pen and ink does not go well together with my character.

Discontinued drawing and next couple of years was writing poems only,
Reportage from Infinite Journey.

Doing Za-zen, traveling.
True painting adventure started 1973 with Monotypes what turned pretty soon into my own graphic technique Print-paintings.