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.
2022 ART FAIRS
At this year’s NADA fair in Miami, Raster shows works of Emilia Kina, Janek Simon and Paulina Stasik.
WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2022
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.
On the weekend of 17–18 December 2022 we invite you to the HOP building in Warsaw (ul. Chmielna 132/134) for the first-ever Warsaw Winter Art Fair. Among 11 Warsaw galleries, Raster will present works by Aneta Grzeszykowska, Dominika Olszowy and Janek Simon. The fair will be held both days from 12:00 noon to 7:00 pm.
WARSAW GALLERY WEEKEND 2022
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.
The exhibition of Aneta Grzeszykowska, Zina Isupova, Karolina Jabłońska, Emilia Kina, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, and Michelle Rawlings. The exhibition looks at the other side of the images and reveals the forgotten physical and functional qualities of the canvas and the original role of the fabric — the material from which clothes are made.
In the third Warsaw edition of the Friend of a Friend project, Galeria Raster, along with The Breeder from Athens and Sophie Tappeiner from Vienna, is presenting an exhibition confronting the nature of pain and discomfort.
Stasik’s paintings essay a return to a lost, supra-sexual unity. The guides along this path are the caretakers from the title: female figures of shamans, seducers and syrens. The exhibition Protectresses is the first individual presentation of the artist’s works in Warsaw.
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.