I was born in 1965 in Poland. I hold a Master’s degree in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland and obtained my diploma in Painting in 1991. My creative path led from realism to abstract art. I am active in the field of painting, drawing and contemporary tapestry.
The panorama of my work was the last individual exhibition at the City Museum Galeria Café Silesia in Zabrze. You can virtually visit this exhibition in 7 minutes and 18 seconds:
My first large exhibition of abstract art took place at the Palace of Arts in Krakow in 1995 and was entitled “The Chain Links”. By this title, I wanted to suggest a connection between individual separate paintings, just as the links of the chain connect with each other. Each painting as the chain link symbolizes an internal event that makes up my personality. I started to form this chain at my first exhibition in Cracow, and I have been continuing it up till now.
I specified the creed for my work on the occasion of my individual exhibition in Gliwice in 2001, entitled “YOU AND ME, WE”. My abstract painting “Coexistence” was the main theme of this exhibition. This thread is still relevant to me, because the composition in each of my paintings is based on the coexistence of color spots and textures, and I see it as a symbolic reference to human existence:
YOU AND ME, WE
Two loving people are one part of the world.
You and me – we are part of the world. We coexist.
You exist in my consciousness.
You exist in my subconscious, you enter my thoughts and dreams.
You are the part of my soul, my imagination, my mind.
old and young,
wise and foolish,
short and tall,
rich and poor …
COEXISTENCE OF COLORS.
Unique variety of nature.
Light and dark
awareness and unawareness,
earth and sky,
water and air,
great and small
known and unknown,
… and a whole range of intermediate things,
just as the number of colors and halftones is incredible,
that’s how thoughts crowd in between light and dark thoughts
in less strong shades …
Painting is a way of thinking.
Painting is freedom, freedom of choice.
Instead of putting your thoughts into words, you can put them into colors.
I convey my thoughts using colors.
Colors are signs that are understood subconsciously.
Shown in a certain order in the painting,
they create a supra-linguistic and direct message.
Therefore, the paintings can be a message …
of COEXISTENCE and FREEDOM.
My paintings are diverse and have different titles, but the concepts of freedom and coexistence are essential to me and are the foundation of each subsequent painting.
For several years now, I have preferred the acrylic painting technique on canvas.
My paintings are being created by applying multiple layers and brush traces that form different textures.
Beside acrylic painting I use the oil technique where I like impasto.
I create small composition sketches on paper as well.
I am a qualified teacher in artistic secondary education, where I have been teaching drawing, painting and traditional gilding techniques for 23 years.
Moreover, I have been leading sociotherapeutic workshops in the field of culture and art at an addiction treatment centre in the city of Gliwice for 12 years.
So far I held 13 individual exhibitions in Poland:
1992 “Painting” – at the “Plastyka” Gallery at Szczepański Square in Krakow
1995 “The Chain Links” – at The Palace of Arts in Krakow
1996 “Destiny” – at the Archdiocese Museum (Fra Angelico Gallery) in Katowice
2000 “Beyond Reality” – in the the Employees’ Club Art Gallery of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice
2001 “You and Me, We” – at the House of Polish-German Cooperation in Gliwice
2001 “Paintings from 1991-2001” – at the Contemporary Art Gallery Stanisław Fijałkowski – OPEL showroom for car show and sale, Rybnik
2004 “The Edge of Consciousness” – – in the the Employees’ Club Art Gallery of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice
2006 “Painting and tapestries” – at the BB Art Gallery in Gliwice (Association of Polish Artists and Designers Gallery), 4 Studzienna Street
2008 “The space of thoughts – the color of emotions” – at the Miniature Gallery in Gliwice, 26 Mieszka I Street (The Garrison Club)
2012 “Painting” – at the „Secesja” Gallery in Gliwice, 30 Górne Wały Street
2020 “Painting” – at „The First Floor” Gallery, 1 Krakowska Street, in Opole, (Association of Polish Artists and Designers Gallery)
2020 „Painting” – Association of Polish Artists and Designers Gallery in Gliwice, 6 Studzienna Street
2021 “The Area of Colour”- the retrospective exhibition at the City Museum in Zabrze, Galeria Café Silesia
Participation in collective exhibitions:
1992 Postgraduate exhibition, Myślenice
1998 Exhibition of Silesian artists – at the City Museum in Zabrze
2000 Exhibition of the Gliwice-Zabrze Branch of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers –
at the City Museum in Gliwice
2000 Exhibition of Pedagogues of the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Zabrze
2000 “The Art of Telecommunications” – at the headquarters of Kapsch Telecom Sp. z o.o., in Warsaw
2001 “With St. Francis in the Third Millennium “- exhibition at the St. Francis
from Assisi Basilica in Krakow
2001 Exhibition on the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Secondary School of Fine Arts at the City Museum in Zabrze
2003 “Different gaze” at House of Culture in Zabrze-Kończyce
2004 “Artists of Zabrze – presentations” – at the City Museum in Zabrze
2004 Exhibition of the Gliwice-Zabrze Branch of Association of Polish Artists and Designers, at the City Museum in Sławków, then in the exhibition hall “Boiler House” at the Krakow University of Technology, in Krakow
2006 “10 years of the the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Zabrze ” (teachers and students) – at the City Museum in Zabrze
2006 Exhibition of works by members of the Gliwice-Zabrze Branch in the new headquarters of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Gliwice
2006 Exhibition “Theos, Cosmos, Anthropos – the Eternal Triad” at the Educational Center
them. John Paul II, at the Cathedral in Gliwice
2011 “The Different Gaze 2” at the SARP Architecture Gallery in Katowice
2012 “Resurrection” – exhibition of the Silesian art community, Zabrze, Impression Gallery
2012 “The Different Gaze 3” – City Museum “Cafe Silesia” in Zabrze
2016 Exhibition of art educators on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Secondary Art School in Zabrze – in City Museum in Zabrze
2020 presentation of works by artists from Seclin and Zabrze, – House of Culture, Seclin, France
2020 “Art in the time of plague” – the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Gliwice district
2021 Exhibition of the members of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in Gliwice district