Mateusz Piestrak is best known for blurring the line between abstraction and representation. His paintings are a record of discussion on the potential of the painting to a culture dominated by digititis.
The main theme is "discovering" the image. In Piestrak's paintings, the modern world makes a conversation with tradition. He paraphrases fragments of artworks by the old masters, well known from the tradition of painting. The artist chooses motives according to the non-obvious key, drawing inspiration alternately from everyday life, the tradition of painting and sculpture, achievements of contemporary artists, or juggling quotes taken from photographs. Piestrak doesn't begin his work from thinking in terms of narration - he rather strives for this construction to appear at the audience, letting the images stimulate the viewers memory and make them start building the story themselves.
The artist drifts through his own epoch, turning the source of inspiration into fiction. By multiplying parallel perspectives, the narration in his works is always multidimensional, fragmentary, foggy and depends strongly on the individual experience.