Slawek Gora's work is rooted in the tradition where personal authenticity and struggle to come to terms with reality have been of artist’s utmost concern. He works exclusively from life, regarding posed human figure as the ultimate test and unweakening source of painter’s capabilities. Painting from direct observation of subject in front of him, he seeks to embrace the full scope of perceptual, corporeal, emotional and psychological encounters. Slawek obsessively returns to sitters, locations and objects to probe the limits. As he works from people close to him, from objects and locations he knows well, his work is autobiographical.