Since the beginning of his career, Książek has been interested in the roots of modernism. The methodology which the artist uses is based on working with archives, encyclopedic and factual sources. He develops his path of investigation by using the analytical studies of avant-garde aesthetics. He researches the mutual relations between the human body and objects in space, nature, and culture through their construction and deconstruction. The result of Książek's creative process has several layers. It begins with a series of text-image works on paper based on a very careful selection of photos and motifs. Książek's texts are written onto the drawings in an encyclopaedia-like style, presenting stories that reveal the connections between the historical events as well as the biographies of the artists. These conceptual works are materials that will eventually develop into large-format oil paintings.
The paintings of this series are centered around the idea of showing the impression of movement by using the fragmentary afterimage rather than linear overlapping of sequences. In other words, more like the images evoked under the eyelid of a light-stunned eye. Książek's challenge is to recreate these dancers' movements from performances that were frozen in time by only a few limited historical photographs. Meticulously painted, Książek compiles his research and information through a compilation of images that become a visual representation of the issues he's raised and focused on. These paintings have the character of a landscape yet are supplemented with a series of afterimages that project the dynamics of a moving dancer's body. As such, his work is full of quotes and allusions which blend the past with visions of the future.