Boronski’s first paintings were still lifes. He thought that painting was all about knowledge and craftsmanship. If you couldn’t copy exactly what you saw, then your work wasn’t a real painting and you weren’t a real painter. He spent hours and days toiling on still lifes. Gradually he found out that it was not right and that it was impossible to grasp reality by drawing it directly, capturing it in a still life or photographing it.