Rafał Knop is a painter who is passionate about the art of antiquity and surrealism, and loves Tuscany. For several years, he has divided his time between Poland and Tuscany, where every year he organizes artistic Plein-Airs for amateur and professional artists. The artist is a lover of jazz and classical music, a gourmet of wines and slow food.
The series "Swimming pool" are works made in oil on canvas in large formats: 120x120 cm and 115x115 cm. Work on a new series of Swimming Pool oil paintings began in the second half of 2017. The Swimming Pool series was inspired by the style of the 60s of the last century, the atmosphere of Edward Hockney's paintings from the L.A. Swimming Pool and above all, feminine beauty.
The paintings were created on the basis of projects in which the situations and performances were arranged by the artist. Projects of paintings from the Swimming Pool series are collages and transformations of photographs taken by the artist. They are a compilation of magical moments that are often a reflection of desire to have beauty.