Tom Lietzau is a multidisciplinary artist with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts. His work covers a wide range of artistic forms, including paintings, drawings, photography, film and conceptual art, as well as art theory, and has been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions. From 1990 to 1994, co-founder of a visual-musical, anti-artistic collective “Wonderful & Liked”.

Tom Lietzau created Note Painting and Code Picture systems

Note Painting as the Code Picture is an artistic picture coded on the stave. The geometric shape of the picture is hidden in the system of symbols (such as musical notes) which enables reading and placing a painterly composition on the stave. (Most often it is connected with its rendition.) If the picture isn’t performed it will be saved only in the form of a painterly composition.
So as to place the picture on the stave one uses the notation similar to musical notes including stave, clefs, area dividing symbols, line drawing symbols, numbers and the letters of the alphabet. The language of the code is still developing and evolving. The rules of using these elements and their meaning are rigidly defined and described in the ‘Code dictionary’.

Selected exhibitions:


  • “Our eARTh 2018”, Kunsthuis Gallery, York – 24th March to 23rd December 2018
  • “Restless City” solo exhibition, Christmas Steps Gallery, Bristol
  • “Bath Life”  The Art Salon, Bath – 06 to 26 August 2018


  • “Colour Code“, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
  • “Landscape Brine” solo exhibition, The Victoria Park, Bristol


  • “Chrysalis”, Devonport Guildhall, Plymouth
  • “Hanging Instructions”, Fringe Arts Bath


  • “Around Me” solo exhibition, The Victoria Park, Bristol
  • “Series Painting” solo exhibition, Art on the Hill, Bristol


  • “Illustrations for Unwritten Tales” solo exhibition, Art on the Hill, Bristol
  • “Masculine Territories in Art”, The Arts and Culture Centre Gallery, Konin, Poland


  • “Note Painting: Analogue Algorithm”, solo exhibition, The Arts and Culture Centre Gallery, Konin, Poland


  • “Forms-Pictures”, solo exhibition, MS Gallery, Pila, Poland
  • “Together-Apart” Interdisciplinary Artist Encounters, Pila, Poland and Kunsthalle Willingshausen, Germany


  • Interdisciplinary Artist Encounters “Between Us” Pila, Poland & Homberg, Germany
  • “Masculine Territories In Art” The Arts and Culture Centre Gallery, Konin, Poland


  • Annual exhibitions “Salon Pilski” – Arts Exhibitions Office, Pila, Poland


  • International Architecture & Video Workshop – Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany
  • WRO ’96 Monitor Polski” – Wroclaw, Poland


  • “Allusions, Illusions”, solo exhibition, University of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland
  • “Net Work”, solo exhibition (video installation), University of Fine Arts Poznan, Poland
  • “WRO ’95 New Media Art Biennale” – Wroclaw, Poland


  • “Symbols”, solo exhibition, Garbary 48 Gallery, Poznan, Poland
  • “Non-existent Pictures”, Byam Shaw School of Art, London
  • “The Place of Cult”, solo exhibition, The International Arts Centre, Poznan, Poland


  • “Young Polish Painting”, “Zamek” Culture Centre, Poznan, Poland and various cities in  U.S.


  • “The Opening”, E-Gallery, Poznan, Poland


  • “The French Revolution 1789 – 200th Anniversary”, The Poster Museum in Wilanow, Warsaw, Poland / Paris, France