The work of Wojciech Babski has a rugged, almost heroic, iconic masculinity to it. The faces and bodies of women and men appear as if in bold, with no compromise. Painted in rough hewn strokes in black and white, the colours which on the one hand either seep into or rather dominate his monochromatic underpainting style, tend to be primaries. These contribute to the unflinchingly direct effect of his work. The main themes appear to be anxiety and passion with occasional moments of peace. But as in the case of "Pale Rider" this is a calm that is just about to" kick off".