„In the beginning, there is chaos that I myself create and then subdue it to myself. I begin by making drawings for the image. I am inspired by] nature. By the fact that I have the courage to still be a kid. I have always ever since I remember worn a piece of nature in my pocket: a little leaf, a pine cone, a chestnut, whatever. Even though I am in conversation with the entire history of art, I don’t try to walk someone else’s path, I’m walking my own. But I look sideways.
[I collect finished objects:] first these were the gifts of nature: shells, stones, leaves. In time, I began adding civilisation waste, objects no longer needed, abandoned. I subject them to surgeries of sorts; regenerate them, give them a different function, put them in a row Eroticism is my driving force. But instead of chasing skirts, I transfer eroticism to art. Art is a form of psychotherapy, it suppresses emotions, finds an artistic expression for them… Through art, I participate in political and social life, for example certifying that I do not accept certain manifestations of political life. But really, art is a retreat in which I take refuge only with friends. It has poetry, music and very realistic abstraction. Unreal realism, despite the obvious references to nature horizons, constellations, to the old drawings that I include in my paintings.”
(fragments of Elżbieta Dzikowska’s interview with Jerzy Brzuskiewicz [in: „Organizing Chaos”, a catalogue of the exhibition Father Władysław Łęga Museum in Grudziądz, Grudziądz 2012)
Jerzy Ludwik Brzuskiewicz was born on March 28th, 1946, in Lingen/Ems, Germany. In 1964-70, he studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk; graduated in architecture under Prof. R. Semka, and in painting under Prof. K. Ostrowski. He takes part in some exhibitions, competitions and open air presentations, or in the so-called artistic life; 47 solo exhibitions, among others in Berlin, Göttingen, Leiden, Limburg, Vilnius, Warsaw, Lublin, Płock, Toruń, Kielce, Busko-Zdrój, Gdańsk, Krakow, Nowy Sącz, Bydgoszcz, Poznań and Opole. Since 1989, member of the Main Board of the Association of Polish Artists; during the first term, chairman of the Toruń District; for two terms: treasurer in the Presidium of the Main Board; in the fifth term, chairman of the Toruń District, member of the Board of the Artists’ Confraternity in Toruń, chairman of the Society of Friends of Fine Arts „Znaki Czasu” in Toruń. In 2006, awarded the „Gloria Artis” medal. He lives in Toruń. The exhibition open until September 15th, 2013