Waliły, the centre of the world
Tarasewicz comes from a small village of Waliły. Following the footsteps of his family, he has been living there nearly all his life. This is the place where he creates, looks after his garden and keeps crested chickens. Tarasewicz is proud of his Belarusian descent. He had graduated from the High School of Graphic Arts in Supraśl and went on to study at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. He is a professor of fine arts and his works are on display in many galleries of contemporary art throughout the world. His world revolves around the countryside of Podlaskie, the landscape and nature of which are permanent points of reference in his works.
Stepping outside the frame
Podlaskie Voivodship logo
Professor Tarasewicz created the logo of Podlaskie Voivodship: a European bison woven with colours. Born and bred in Podlaskie, Tarasewicz masterfully reflected the region’s complex identity. The artist used his signature colourful pixels, which refer to traditional cross-stitch embroidery, in order to represent Podlaskie’s diversity. The exuberant pixels make a shape of the European bison, which is the region’s symbol animal.
I was born in Podlaskie and have never left here. I haven’t even tried. Why? It was not my decision, I really had no choice. It is like asking, why artists in 19th century used to move to Paris. The Podlaskie countryside is my natural environment, my micro cosmos.