The evolution of Gierowski’s work moved him towards strengthening its intellectual aspect. In the mid-1960s, the artist moved closer towards exploration characteristic of op-art painting, although it was a purely formal, superficial similarity. In the 1970s, he focused on the interactions between colour fields, both contrasted and broken down into spots of pure pigment. In the paintings from the 1980s, the emotional impact of colour was most important, and Gierowski began to express himself in a more subjective way. In his latest work, he uses basic geometric shapes and intense colours. Some paintings are almost monochromatic, constructed only by the intensity of colour.
In CDLV we see alternately painted horizontal zones of cold and warm colours. The artist explores the ways in which individual colours interact. The horizontal arrangements are paired with vertical divisions, obtained thanks to the illusion of concavity and convexity of the texture. Light is very important to Gierowski – with it, he builds the depth of the composition. Frequent motifs on his canvases are bright paths emanating with energy against a dark background, resembling crevices through which the light can emanate. By means of radically reduced elements of the painterly language, the artist explores the mutual relations between line and colour. The line is both calm and emotional; it can add dynamics to the plane, but also restrain it. It can be an element that closes the composition or opens it to another space. During the 1980s, the line was Gierowski’s main tool for building a painting; it has become a carrier of energy – a light that moves the space.