Translated by: Helena Chmielewska-Szlajfer, July 2010.(culture.pl)
The artist's statement about this aspect of his work:
" During the period of the Arsenal exhibition, and also later in 1956-57 my paintings came closer to figurative art. I dwelt in the world of known realities, and these realities were enough for the content I wanted to show. But then it turned out that I needed to find forms somewhat resembling synthesis, forms which create not derivative-repetitive, but forms with evocative style fitting for the expected result."
The search for evocative forms led the artist to quickly abandon material (just as the word suggests) and thematic clues. Instead, he focused on the world of nature, in itself a unique field of inspiration. They were, however, expressed in diverse visual forms: a path from the initial "real", through "fairy-tale", to "metaphorical" landscapes, as Aleksander Wojciechowski called them.
In 1979 Ziemski was given the Jan Cybis Award. More information on the artist's work can be found in the catalogues of his major solo exhibitions, available in such Warsaw galleries as Zachęta, Studio, Kordegarda, as well as at Zderzak Gallery in Kraków. Articles written by Aleksander Wojciechowski - the author of the first (and only) monograph on Ziemski's art, titled simply "Rajmund Ziemski", published in the "Contemporary Polish Painting" series (Warsaw, 1965) is of particular note.