Welcome

Welcome to the website of Marek Raminski

Artist and painter

I am pleased to welcome you on my new website! Browse through the pictures as you like.
If you are interested, you can contact me by phone at +49 172 58 50 192 or by email at mail@marekraminski.com.

Who thinks about himself, has difficulties. Who thinks of others, has tasks. Lama Ole Nydahl

Landscape

In the first period of my painting, there was an idea for a picture in the beginning. Trying to get them onto the screen showed more and more that this approach does not work well for me.

Abstract

In the meantime, my approach (according to Professor Anzinger's saying) is: "First kill the motif or your image idea, and let it re-emerge in the painting process"

Erotic: nude painting

I start to paint and build a connection between the canvas and my mind. I steer the process only partially ... sometimes more, sometimes less. I'm painting for some time without judging what's going on.

Figurative

I wanted to show that there is another level that we can not grasp with our eyes. At this level, everything (us ...) is undivided, quite ... timeless, indestructible, infinitely joyful, unlimited, radiant clarity, open.

About Marek

In March 1953, Marek Raminski was born in Mazury, Poland, as the son of an engineer and an accountant. The grandfather, a studied painter, exerts a special influence on him early on. That's why Marek comes into contact with visual art early in his life. The smell of fresh oil paints and turpentine burns irretrievably into his memory. Just like the memory of having to sit still as a model of the grandfather at the age of 4 years.
At the age of 19, his talent shows for the first time. He spends a day with a friendly architecture student in the park. His friend draws a tree, Marek does it spontaneously. About the result shows his friend excited and motivates him to continue to draw. Very young, he founds a family and is already the father of twins, while he is still trained as an engineer at the Danziger Polytechnic.
In 1987, at the age of 34, Marek traveled to the West for six months to earn money on renovations. It should be noted that in the former Poland a simple locksmith or welder earns six times an academic.
After these six months, when he sniffs into a more liberal system and has a lot of contact with free-thinking, well-trained Poles, he can no longer imagine a life in Poland, which he feels more and more as a prison. Since then he lives in Germany and has found his second home here.
It took another 12 years before he found his first teacher among an acquaintance in an artist. For some time, Marek draws and receives recognition from a friend painter. Another two years later, he is accepted as a guest student in the painting class of Professor Siegfried Anziger at the Düsseldorf Art Academy!

Well, and somehow a hobby has become a vocation.

How I paint

In the first period of my painting, there was an idea for a picture in the beginning. Trying to get them onto the screen showed more and more that this approach does not work well for me.
In the meantime, my approach (freely following Professor Anzinger's statement "kill the motive or your image idea first, and let it emerge again in the painting process") is to practice me in openness, to be, so to speak, partially surprised by what may arise. I can control one part (I bring the paint to the canvas), but another part comes directly from my mind.
Usually, of course, there is still an idea for a motive at the beginning. Personally, z. B. the lingering in the great outdoors, such as a forest walk ...
I start to paint and build a connection between the canvas and my mind. I steer the process only partially ... sometimes more, sometimes less. I'm painting for some time without judging what's going on. Only when a stage is over, I look at what I have really painted and what it does to me.
Basically, the motives are not important, but in some pictures I also try to stimulate the viewer to deal with certain issues. For example, in the exhibition "One plus one is greater than two" with the value of love and friendship in our lives. Or in my last exhibition "Niedopowiedziane", which means "not telling to the Germans" in German, about dealing with everything that goes beyond what we see with our eyes.
I wanted to show that there is another level that we can not grasp with our eyes. At this level, everything (us ...) is undivided, quite ... timeless, indestructible, infinitely joyful, unlimited, radiant clarity, open .... That proves quantum physics and Buddhism. Nothing and nobody exists independently, but everything is interdependent in this world. That's what I try to convey with my painting.