Dominik Lejman was born in 1969 in Gdańsk. From 1989 to 1993 he studied at the State Higher School of Visual Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts and at the Royal College of Art in London from 1993 to 1995. Since 2005 he has been running a painting studio at the University of Arts in Poznań. He combines painting with video projects; he creates video frescoes, works in the form of large-format murals and projects in public space.
He creates so-called hybrid paintings consisting of a painting layer applied to canvas on which a looped video projection is projected.
In his works, he draws on classical models from the world of art and, by bringing them up to date, introduces them into a new cultural context while preserving their binding content.
His works can be found in the collections of the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, the Museum of Art in Łódź, public spaces such as the Cleveland Clinic collection and many private collections. He has won Polish and international awards, including the Polityka Passport (2001) and the Berlin Art Prize (2018).
When Painting Becomes Attitude Filharmonia Szczecin
Dominik Lejman/Wojciech Leder, Galeria IMAGINARIUM
PŁOT, Galeria Miejska Arsenał, Poznań
Delight, Galeria ASP Gdańsk
Gallery @KCUA, Kyoto, Japan
Double Layer, European Parliament, Brussels