A Polish artist who made South Tyneside his home has unveiled his latest exhibition.
Robert Andler-Lipski’s collection of artwork is on display at Bede’s World, in Church Bank, Jarrow.
Intuition – Stochastic Abstract is at the venue until December 18 and will tour around several international galleries, in countries including Paris and Germany, next year.
The exhibition features the world’s first showing of Robert’s modernistic abstract style, dubbed Stochastism.
The artist said: “Stochastic Abstract art is characterised by the apparent randomness of the composition, it is multifaceted reflection of the artistic perception, the search for some consensus between deep layers of the subconscious which is constantly stimulated by the external incentives and conscious actions of mind.”
The 46-year-old moved to South Shields after coming to visit Polish friends who lived in the town a decade ago and realising it’s where he wanted to lay down his roots.
I’ve been a resident of South Tyneside since 2004 and I’m proud because this exhibition is starting here before travelling the world.Robert Andler-Lipski
Now the successful artist, who specialises in mixed media, artistic tapestry and mosaic, has a home and studio in the town, living there with his Polish-born second wife Kate and their two children, Alex, seven, and Natalia, four, who are being raised as Sanddancers.
He added: “I’m very proud of this exhibition and to see it at Bede’s World.
“I’ve been a resident of South Tyneside since 2004 and I’m proud because this exhibition is starting here before travelling the world.”
Bede’s World director, Mike Benson, said: “All those years ago the monastery was a hub of creativity, so it’s just great that on this site we continue to encourage artists to stretch themselves in creating new works.
“We are really proud that Robert has chosen to have his studio here with us all at Bede’s World and that he has chosen our gallery to launch this new work.”
Bede’s World is open 10am to 4pm each day, with last admission one hour before closing.
Entry to the museum is £5.50 with a £3.50 concession or £13.50 for a family ticket. For more information, call 0191 489 2106.