Exhibition 40% MY MYTHOLOGIES " by Grzegorz Dobiesław Mazurek | Photo reportage

From 6 th to 30th of May 2021 at the City Project -1 Gallery, Center for the Meeting of Cultures, a retrospective exhibition was held on the occasion of the 40 th anniversary of prof. Grzegorz Dobiesław Mazurek entitled "40% My Mythologies". The exhibition presented graphic and painting works created in the years 1980-2021. Graphics from the eighties and nineties of the last century made in the technique of point linocut (Mazurek was the first artist to use the pure technique of point cutting in such a large format), graphics in the technique of digital printing from 2001-2020 along with traditional painting.

Grzegorz Dobiesław Mazurek (1955) studied at the Faculty of Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He have received a diploma with honors under the supervision of prof. Halina Chrostowska in 1980 with an annex in painting in the studio of prof. Eugeniusz Markowski. From 1984 associated with the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. In the years 1999-2005 he has held a position of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts at UMCS in Lublin. Founder of the College of Fine Arts in Kazimierz Dolny. Member of the 6x9 Artistic Brotherhood, the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, the Association of the International Print Triennial in Krakow. Commissioner of the International Art Triennial Majdanek ʼ97, 2000, 2004, and the Graphic Meetings in Kazimierz Dolny. In 2006, he was awarded the Gloria Artis Silver Medal, and in 2011, the Gold Badge of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers. His artistic medium includes graphics, painting, photography and digital media art.

Author of 48 individual exhibitions, participated in over 500 collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

Winner of 22 awards and distinctions, including 11 international and 6 national.

Major international awards:
1994 - GRAND PRIX - The 9th Seoul International Print Biennale, SEOUL, KOREA;
1987 - EXCELLENT WORK PRIZE - The 55 Exhibition of the Japan Print Association, The HANGA ANNUAL '87, TOKYO, JAPAN;
1988 - EX EQUO AWARD - 2nd International Art Triennial MAJDANEK '88, LUBLIN;
1993 - PRIZE SPONSOR - The 2nd Sapporo International Print Biennale, SAPPORO, JAPAN;
1997 - AWARD FOUNDED - INTERGRAPHY '97 - World Exhibition Winners, KATOWICE.

Anna Hałata, 2016
Unfinished Konterfects (fragment)

“The confrontation of graphics with painting confirms that, regardless of the medium chosen, the artist remains faithful to the same thematic topos, insensitive to changing trends and current trends promoted in contemporary art. His works devoted to realism and figuration contain a thought on human nature, still there is the same attentive and focused observer who for forty years has been creating his own, private archive of human existence, trying to keep what is transitory. It activates memories in which it stores images of past worlds, restores the memory of loved ones, thus pointing to the personal dimension of reflection on transience. He faces the passing away of loved ones, with the inevitability of time, more and more sensitive to the changes that its passage irreversibly traces on the faces of loved ones. The portraits of the presented people are framed in cycles, including portraits of those who passed away and those who live, portraits of men and women, young and experienced with the stigma of maturity, with classic beauty features and those less beautiful, creating maps of human faces that are democratic towards his eye, saturated with emotions."

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    Renata Gogol
    Date of addition
    28 June 2021

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