About the Artist:
Born in Warsaw six years after WWII ended, Waldek Dynerman grew up with remnants of war everywhere. Bombed and burnout buildings were his playground and crude, wooden guns his toys. His Jewish father survived the Holocaust, and his Polish mother could never shake the memories of the war. Dynerman grew up absorbing the traumatic stories of his parents and developing great empathy for victims of war; conflicts has become one of the stalwarts of Waldek’s work. He says “When making art, these thoughts and feeling are always present, and may be expressed through brutal treatment of materials, fragmentation of the human form, or obfuscation of meaning.” Putin’s unprovoked aggression and the brutality of the Ukrainian war has triggered flashbacks to the many WWII stories he heard as a child.
Daily, Dynerman shifts through images of the Ukrainian war available from news media and puts them together in ways that speak to him. He is very direct in his working method, working fast and driven mostly by intuition. He feels that he can’t ignore what is happening in the Ukraine and this is his way to express outrage and solidarity with the Ukrainian people.