Radek Szlaga is one of the most interesting and productive young Polish painters. He introduces to his painting marginal topics and trash baroque aesthetics. Szlaga’s grotesque universe is a world without boundaries between the aesthetic and historical orders so anything can happen here – and a lot happens indeed. In Szlaga’s art, the simplicity of naive painting meets the philosophy of Jean Baudrillard, the magical thinking of Carlos Castaneda, and a topos of the total reproduction of reality from Borges’s stories. Since 2007 he has been a member of the artistic group Penerstwo.