Adventure is a story full of personal experiences, ruminations on love and death, joy and loss, as well as small but meaningful sensations, like the pleasure from a complement.
warsaw gallery weekend 2018
The post-romantic figure of the drunken artist is fading into the past, leaving behind a landscape littered with hallucinations, depravity, and shattered illusions. This is the story of the intimate ties between contemporary art and vodka. Conceived as a medley of artworks and documentary content, the exhibition features Krzysztof M. Bednarski, Olaf Brzeski, Michał Budny, Rafał Bujnowski, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Władysław Hasior, Jerzy Lewczyński, Honorata Martin, Dominika Olszowy, Zbigniew Rogalski, Wilhelm Sasnal, and others.
“Friend of a Friend” is a concept based on the principle of friendly collaboration between contemporary art galleries. It puts together Warsaw-based spaces as hosts with international guests, and thus aims to establish an alternative platform for commercial galleries to present contemporary art. The group exhibition prepared at Raster will include works by Breyer P-Orridge (1950, UK) from Zurich’s Galerie Bernhard, Andrea Kvas (1986, IT) and Nick Bastis (1985, US) from Vienna’s Ermes-Ermes gallery, as well as Olaf Brzeski.
EXHIBITIONS IN EUROPE
Olaf Brzeski’s exhibition “Anteroom” was prepared for the gallery of the Polish Institute in Berlin in collaboration with Ory Dessau, a curator from Israel and… the artist’s five-year-old son Konstanty.
WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2015
The disruption of scale and weight, the fanciful use of material, the transference of drawing into the physical space and an obsessive imagination that revolves around the human figure—these are the standard elements of Brzeski’s craft. “Megalomania” exhibition is a sculptural study of size, ambition and fragility – in which the artist will face off with figures and materials that appear in various ways hyperbolic or imagined even.
We are pleased to announce that from now on, Olaf Brzeski will be one of Raster’s represented artists. His first solo show at the gallery, entitled ‘At Heart’, will feature only one artwork – an extreme test of the sculptural genre, as well as a characteristic figure of the impossible, both lyrical and oppressive all at once.