Dominik Lejman

INTERFERENCE Projects: Fundamental Layer; Western Wall
Both Dominik Lejman’s projections feature the negative of recorded crowds. These are turned into allusive moving patterns to re-create, and describe, the architecture of sacred places.

INTERFERENCE Site: Open Space (rue Achour, Tunis)

[Photos: Dominik Lejman.]

Dominik Lejman combines pictures with video projections and realizes video murals and compositions in the form of large scale photo-walls, often made of various layers of differing materials, techniques and significances. As a figurative painter, he introduced some innovative elements into traditional media so that static canvas are turned into moving figurative and/or abstract realities wherein, thanks to the use of cameras and optical effects, even the spectator is frequently brought in. Thanks to this method aimed at including the spectator into the artwork, the artist brings about subjects specific to twenty-first century lifestyle such as the private and the public, individuality and alienation, as well as how the improvement of security systems may become a means for social surveillance.
[Adapted from the Article]

2004| Slowing/delaminating facade | 9th International Architecture Exhibition | Venice (it)
2002-2003| Hospital as a landscape of small perfomances | Warsaw (pl) / New York (us)

2015| XXI. Rohkunstbau – Apocalypse | ZAK, -BRANIKA GALLERY | Berlin (de)
2014| Dis/connected | ZAK – BRANIKA GALLERY | Berlin (de)
2013| Counterbalance | Labyrinthe Gallery | Lublin (pl)
2012| Far Too Close | Art Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto | Tokyo (jap)
2009| Hors Jeux | Espace Culturel Beauvais | Beauvais (fr)
2007| Natural History | Atlas of Art | Lodz (pl)

2006| IIIrd International Painting Prize Palazzo Castellon Spain, Honorary Mention | Spain (es)
2002| Stypendium Fundacji Kościuszkowskiej | (pl/us)
2000| Półroczne Stypendium Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego | Warsaw (pl)
2000| Paszport Polityki | (pl)
2000| Nagroda Artystyczna Prezydenta Miasta Gdyni | Gdynia (pl)

Visiting professor in the painting department of the Fine Arts Academy in Poznań (pl)
Previous teaching experiences at the Kent Institute of Art & Design (uk) and the Byam School of Art, London (uk)
1996| Master’s Degree | Fine Arts Academy | Gdansk (pl)
1993-1995| Arts Degree | Royal College of Art | London (uk)
1989-1993| Arts Studies | State Higher School of Fine Arts, Department of Painting and Graphic Arts | Gdansk (pl)
1969| Born | Gdansk (pl)