Metropolis Materka

A series of pain­tings by Bartek Materka – an effect of his 2013 art residency in Upper Silesia – is currently on display in the new buil­ding of the Silesian Museum in Katowice (its official opening is scheduled for autumn 2015). The ‘Project Metropolis’ exhibition is the final result of over a few dozens of art residen­cies held in Silesia and Dąbrowa Basin (Zagłębie Dąbrowskie) – a few-year-long project led by Stanisław Ruksza. The extraor­dinary, dramatic scenography of the exhibition was designed by Łukasz Błażejewski and creates an interesting back­ground for Materka’s works (among others). His vibrant figurative pain­tings analyze conven­tions of por­traits and genre scenes – routine activities hap­pening in everyday interiors while at the same time disclosing a deeper melan­cholia and psychological tension.


photo: Marcin Wysocki


Metropolis Materka

"Project Metropolis"

Curator: Stanisław Ruksza

Silesian Museum in Katowice, 27.02-3.05.2015