Galaxy is a refreshing collection of new and super-new paintings by Przemysław Matecki. His painterly cosmos constantly draws energy from the tension between light and darkness. This is painting that appears on the surface to be full of contradictions, the main one being the combination of thick paint textures with flat photographic images cut out of magazines and catalogues.
Michał Budny’s art grows and matures with each new exhibition. The current show draws its drama directly from the aura of the garden. The post-minimalism which the artist has been faithful to from the start now takes on surprisingly vital forms.
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The work of Janek Simon grows out of experiences of travel between diverse cultures, economies and visions of the future, which the artist combines using innovative digital tools and DIY practice. The sculpture series “Meta Folklore”, executed over the past two years, is an artistic, technological and political fantasy—a vision of a new, universal art created using artificial intelligence fed by a database of thousands of non-academic sculptures from all over the world.
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Oskar Zięta’s design practice derives from a modernistic ethos of innovation and technology which drives aesthetics. The point of departure for the project prepared especially for the Raster Sculpture Garden is the figure of the rug-beating frame typically found in the courtyard of a housing complex, from which the artist explores a surprising space between functional garden furniture and an abstract, futuristic spatial forms.
Summer ticks by slowly at the gallery. The sun circles the garden and the display room in a wide arc, lazily flicking its long tongue.
Rogalski’s paintings movingly combine formal invention and finesse with a lyrical message. They are in themselves an intuitive, spiralling journey into the depths, where the image eventually fades but curiosity remains alive.
On 22 April, we cordially invite you to the opening of a show of new works by Paulina Stasik at Raster Gallery. In her latest paintings and drawings, the artist creates a cosmological map of her own imagination, calls forth images of androgynous bodies, and metaphorically examines their metabolism. The figurative scenes allude to archetypes and myths inscribed in the spiritual, biological and sexual identity of the body.
The first individual show at Raster by Alicja Pakosz (born 1996) is a narrative woven around the figure of a toxic landscape—obsessively returning as a classic motif from the history of painting and also a vision evoking fear, an underlying anxiety. An image appearing in the least expected moment like hallucinations pressing under the eyelids. Something morbid and not entirely benign. The artist plays out this story like film frames in a series of paintings in two different scales and a fully-formed diorama.
Zofia Rydet (1911–1997), creator of the iconic Sociological Record and the fantastic World of Feelings and Imagination, was an artist gifted with a sense for observing the entropy of the world around her. This exceptional photographic perspective is revealed in all its power in the series Endlessly Distant Roads, executed in 1980. In the exhibition at Raster, we present a selection of 40 photographs from this unusual and rarely shown collection.
Chill. Cold prevails outside. Snow has even fallen, and when we open our lips, our breath turns into clouds of fog, quickly rising in the wintry air. When it blows harder, locks of hair stick to the face. Snowflakes fall over the head, hair, eyebrows, and then slowly melt under the fading body heat.
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Does a painting conceal more than it reveals? Emilia Kina examines the nature of paintings, the illusion imbedded in them, but also their physical construction. „Le soir qui tombe” is the title of a painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte, which has now inspired Kina to create a multi-phase painterly narrative.
This year we are thrilled to present works of Olaf Brzeski, Michal Budny and Dominika Olszowy accompanied by two special Ukrainian guests –
Yuriy Biley and Marharyta Rieznik.
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This new project by Oskar Dawicki combines elements of performance and photography and is permeated, as is a number of previous works of the artist’s, by the mood of existential sorrow. The series of photographs prompts a reflection on the role and position of traditional masculinity. To be a man is today – as the work visually argues – a challenging task, and a condition subject to extreme pressure.
The new exhibition is devoted to the grey areas of the imagination—religious fervour and visions arising from an excess of metaphysical stimuli or, on the contrary, from a scarcity of such stimuli and a longing for spirituality in a world dominated by the economics of everyday pragmatism.
In her latest exhibition, Grzeszykowska returns to her first work, Album (2005), which serves as a kind of creed for the artist, comprising photographs with an erased image of the artist. The new Album is a continuation the history of her life, from the birth of her daughter Franciszka.
Photography depends on light, and without it images are extinguished. This simple rule of physics also carries a metaphorical sense. How to cope without illuminated perspectives and a clear vision of the future? The theme of the second edition of the Photography Salon at Raster Gallery is “exhaustion”, in both a photographic and a human […]
Not tulips. Pines. The work of Edward Dwurnik still abounds in unfamiliar views and mysterious groves. For example Polish Pines, growing in a tight ring on a broad, undulating meadow, their crowns against the background of a fading, dark-blue sky. The exhibition was prepared in cooperation with the Edward Dwurnik Foundation.
For this year’s edition of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend, we have prepared an individual exhibition of Marcin Maciejowski, a distinguished painter who recovers Raphael’s ‘Portrait of a Young Man’, stolen by the Nazis, but he also polemicizes with the conservative, statist model of ‘national heritage and sport’ which now forms part of Poland’s ministry of culture.
(Polski) W ramach pierwszej edycji rastrowego Parku rzeźby prezentujemy program łączący działania performatywne z tradycyjnymi obiektami rzeźbiarskimi. Wśród zaproszonych artystów znajdują się między innymi Dominika Olszowy, Oskar Dawicki i kolektyw Slavs and Tatars.
Fulfilling the long-held dream of a garden in the gallery, we invite visitors to a meadow where wildflowers mingle with weeds, day with night, art with the memory of art. At the exhibition can be seen works by Michał Budny, Oskar Dawicki, Edward Dwurnik, Milena Korolczuk, Przemysław Kwiek, Marcin Maciejowski, Przemysław Matecki, Bartek Materka, Cyryl Polaczek, Zbigniew Rogalski, Łukasz Rusznica, Maria Szkop.