Engravings (1965-1967)

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At the end of the 1950s, during his final year at the Warsaw School of Electronics, Felix Rozen realized that painting was “more than superficially important” for him. He showed his work to a professor of the Academy of Fine Arts who suggested he read Kafka and illustrate some of his texts. An influence found in these engravings. In 1975, Rozen confided to Georgina Oliver:

“Kafka’s vision of society is still the most poignant I know of, showing the nightmares in our dreams to be quite tame compared to those of real existence. Kafka’s own nightmares seem almost harmless in comparison to the horrors the Second World War produced. Also he offers no possibility of protest or struggle, and this is where we part ways as both are essential in my work.”