Zbigniew Rogalski belongs to a generation of painters that debuted around 2000. He often paints in series. His pictures often contain multi-level narratives, hence he has been called an 'image director'. During his studies and immediately afterwards however the most frequent motif of Rogalski's work was painting itself. His canvases show the painter at work, talk about their own making, not so much representing reality as revealing the process of the making of the representation. They also often allude to the work of other painters. In the tradition of Jackson Pollock, Rogalski emphasises the painter's gesture, and has actually made the action painter the subject of several of his pictures.