I am a visual artist based in Warsaw, Poland. My main field of creative output is painting. I also do commertial and non-commertial photography. I have experience in teaching painting/drawing and photography on any given level. While photo camera has become for me a scetch book of sorts, I am also keen on drawing practice in hope to take my skills to such level where my drawing/painting gestures can be free, spontenous and good. I venture into illustration, comic strips, poster design, to get fresh new aproaches to painting. My main painterly medium has been acrylic paint. I sometimes mix it with different media. My aproaches to painting are somewhat diverse, I try diferent things and even my palet goes from colorful to monochrome (like using only gesso on raw canvas). I sometimes use stensils, paint on primed of uprimed canvas. My goal, however, is to paint truthfully, in a sense. The colors that I use, the shape of brushstrokes, are suppose to fit a particular mood of me, and or the scene which I want to portray. I often symplify the painted reality, getting rid of the details that I find insignificant. Our memory does not hold all the details in photo fashion. I am fascinated with the provincial, the everyday. The memories I (we) are most fond of often don’t consist of anything particularly extraordinary to others. As children we used to see extraordinary in the ordinary. Perpahs artists retain this amazement with life in later years of their lifes. In 2006 I co-founded the Provincial Artists Group and wrote a mainfesto entitled” „In memory of this which hasn’t passed yet”. This sentece reflects the way in which I want to paint.
painting but also photography
- Akademia Sztuk Pięknych (Fine Arts Academy), Cracow, Poland, 2012: doctorate in fine arts, painting; - Akademia Sztuk Pięknych (Fine Arts Academy), Cracow, Poland, 2008: master of fine arts in painting; - Cornish College of The Arts, Seattle, USA, 2001: BFA in fine arts, painting, videography.
Before founding Artyści Zaściankowi (Provincial Artists) Group, has a number of solo exhibits in the towns of Wrocław and Cracow, Poland. Exhibitions with Artyści Zaściankowi (Provincial Artists): X, Galeria SD Szucha 8, Warszawa, 2017 Osiem (Eight), Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Solvay, Kraków, Poland, 2013; W Polskę idziemy (Through Poland we go), Galeria 3678, Warsaw, Poland, 2012; Wschód/Zachód (East/West), Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw, 2010; Zaścianek jest w każdym (Province in all of us), Galeria Schody, Warsaw, 2009; Nie od razu Kraków (Kraków (was) not (built) in a day), Galeria Lamelli, Cracow, Poland, 2009; Ku pamięci tego, co jeszcze nie odeszło (In the memory of that which hasn’t passed away yet): Muzeum UMCS, Lublin, Poland (painting, video, photography), 2008; Creative Arts Center, Wrocław, Poland (painting), 2007; Galeria Lamelli, Cracow, Poland (painting), 2007. Sellected group and competition shows: Art Nou Mil-lenni, Barcelona, 2016 Bez Tytułu (Untitled) Art Fair, Galeria Senatorska, Rempex Auction House, Warsaw, 2011; Charity Auction for Exit Art Magazine, Holliday In Hotel, Warsaw, 2010; Arte Moderna Dalla Polonia, Triest, Itally, 2010; Pożegnanie z Bajką (Fairwell to fairytale), Studio BWA, Wrocław, Poland, 2010; Sacrum i Profanum, contess exhibit, Galeria BWA, Częstochowa, Poland, 2010; Wilanów, Galeria SD Wilanów, Warsaw, 2008; Trienalle For Young Painters, ater contess exhibit, Częstochowa, 2007; Auctions by the Rempex Auction House from 2011. Projects/ achievements: Conducting classes in painting, film, photography and creative writing; Creating paintings; Artistic and commercial photography; Short “provincial” films and exhibition video accounts; “Propaganda”: designing posters and placing them in Cracow’s city space (art group advertisement) on a few accounts since 2008; Regres Internet Art Magazine, cofounder, editor in chief, writer, graphic artist, 2003-2004; Helikopter Magazine, cofounder, editor in chief, writer, 2003; Fraspo: commercial graphic design, photography, painting, since 2006; Oceany, independent feature film: director, script author, cinematographer, producer, actor, editor. Film premiere: International Denver Starz Festival, 2002.