A photographer, graphic artist, painter, sculptor, and creator of objects and installations – the most important of which were his successive studios – Piasecki was a truly independent phenomenon who did not fit the mainstream narrative of Polish postwar art. Although his work received some critical attention from the late 1950s into the ‘60s, and he had connections to the 2nd Cracow Group (whose most famous member was Tadeusz Kantor) Piasecki was never a central figure and his decision to emigrate to Sweden in 1967 further distanced him from artistic life in Poland. It was not until a retrospective exhibition was presented at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw in 2008, that the significance and importance of his work to Polish art in the second half of the 20th century began to be recognized.