Roman Lipski is a Polish painter who has lived and worked in Berlin since 1989. His childhood in post-war Poland gave him an early fascination for vast landscapes and the natural world as opposed to human nature. He became famous for his familiar yet haunting landscapes, portraits and architectures, realistic yet detached from reality, which always leave the viewer with an enigmatic blank space to fill in. In 2016 he began the journey that led him to the creation of Artificial Muse, a digital entity based on algorithms that allowed him to freely experiment with the expressive possibilities of painting to move from figuration to abstraction. Lipski is one of the pioneers in the domain of quantum art, in particular in the use of Quantum Blur, a technique for manipulating images using quantum operations.
To interview him, I needed to delve into the concepts of Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and above all Quantum Blur. And to do so, I had to resort to ChatGPT, honouring both, metalanguage and metaverse. We chatted about his latest show at the Julia Stoschek Collection, curated by Laura López Paniagua, which for 4 days turned into a workshop, about the current world and about the possible, among other aspects of this complex and trapping cosmos.