Ryszard Sliwka is a painter, educator and architect. He has worked and exhibited in the USA, Italy and Canada and now lives and works in Bath, England. His work is both figurative and abstract, focusing on the way painting deepens our experience of space and time.

His subject matter has been shaped by a long-standing fascination with the archaic. His paintings are structured around four narratives: Cemetery, Dark Interior, Museum and TV Screen. These correspond roughly with the Vesica, Votive and Mythologies paintings while the most recent paintings (Untimely Fragments) depart from the idea of archaic time to reflect on the temporal imagery of the TV and computer screen captured in a specific moment of electronic dissolution. Some of the paintings in this fourth narrative also draw on previous themes.