Darek Pali’s figurative paintings are characterized by intense color tones, decorative planes and stylized human figures. The artist has remained faithful to these qualities since studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow from 1987 to 1992. His style combines the Cracovian Capist heritage school with a graphic sensibility that considers line to be equivalent to color.
Over the course of his career, Pali changed the way he applied paint, the formats of his works and the juxtaposition of colors. He often used primary colors that contrasted with each other or created almost monochromatic works. However, a distanced view of human relationships, attitudes toward animals and nature is evident in each of his works, and sometimes there are ironic exaggerations and satirical deformations.
Pali’s works are characterized by a playful title and clear features of playful visual poetry, especially in his early works.
Color in the works of Darek Pali is the most important. It is what primarily attracts the attention of the onlooker and forms the basis of his painting. It is undeniably the result of the artist’s formal search, as well as a kind of transmitter of his personal emotions.