Ryszard Winiarski (1936 Lviv, Ukraine – 2006 Warsaw, Poland)
Obszar 132 / Area 132, 1973
Acrylic, canvas; 100×100 cm, Acquired in 2012, Olomouc Museum of Art, inventory No. O 2721
A Polish painter, stage designer, teacher, creator of spatial objects. He was inspired by the law of probability, statistics, the game theory, and linguistic structuralism. Art work, in his concept, adopted parameters of scientific work where the process itself was the desired value and the resulting work of art was only a side product or evidence. He called his works on canvas or wooden board "areas" or he described them as a visual representation of statistical systems.