Exhibition "Closer Still" PHOTO REPORTAGE

On 4th of July 2020, Galeria Labirynt hosted the exhibition of our employee, Dr. Jakub Ciężki.

The artist on the subject of his works presented at the exhibition "Closer Still" says: "imagine that you are staring at a small piece of it, that you can see it from such
a close perspective that the wall ceases to be a wall, the window ceases to be
a window, small sections of reality begin to lose their shape and become a context-free fragment difficult to identify. You look at these paintings and take my perspective. You get even closer. You face the wall."

Jakub Ciężki was born in 1979 in Lublin. In the years 1998–2003 he studied at the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He obtained a diploma with distinction in the painting studio of prof. Jacek Wojciechowski. He received a scholarship from the Minister of Culture "Young Poland 2013" and a Grand Prix at the 40th Biennale of Painting "Bielska Jesień 2011". The artist, fascinated by small architecture and realistic abstractions, paints specific still lifes. He is attracted to industrial landscapes - he portrayed radiators, letter boxes, bath tub, ladders on the playground, fences, scaffoldings, roofs. Things taken out of context, often depicted on a monochrome background, show the process of moving away from a specific object towards abstraction. The paintings of Jakub Ciężki are be presented next to the monumental sculpture "Facade" by Monika Sosnowska.

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    Author
    Renata Gogol
    Date of addition
    4 July 2020


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