collection

  • Materka Bartek

    The artist concentrates on the emotional condition, experienced both by an individual participant in a particular phenomenon or by a group. Materka’s work is not easy to pigeon-hole. The artist is possessed of the independence imperative, inherent curiosity and a great need to experiment. >>

  • Ogawa Shinji

    Ogawa’s starting points are European works of art which set the canon, old postcards, photographs and Japanese wood engravings. The artists alters the recognisable representations by removing or adding figures or elements of composition as well as by replacing them with different ones.
    At first glance, the reproductions of the Japanese artist may well appear to be no more than paintings altered with the use of computer technology. >>

  • Pawlik Joanna

    The work of Joanna Pawlik, a painter and video artist, oscillates between the themes of the mechanisms of social exclusion and subjective emotional space. Pawlik focuses on examining her own feelings, on seeking compromise between being an artist and a mother. >>

  • Robakowski Józef

    Photographer, video and installation artist, author of conceptual projects, publisher. Studied the history of art and museum management at the Department of Fine Arts in the Nicolas Copernicus University in Toruń and at the Film/TV Cinematography Department in the Polish Filmschool in Łódź, where he later became a lecturer and the chair of the Photography and Visual Advertising Unit (1970—1981). >>

  • Sasnal Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Sasnal is recognised as the principal painter of the young generation. He could be described as a painter of contemporariness. He makes witty, intelligent and ironic comments on the world around him. His subtle and introvert works result from a lively interest in public life, the mass media and current world affairs, especially catastrophes. >>

  • Sawicka Jadwiga

    Jadwiga Sawicka is the creator of the characteristic “written” painting. She is concerned with form which she understands as packaging, an empty object that needs filling in. The empty form signalled in her work by, e.g., used garments, fragments of authentic newspaper articles, masks, bows, balloons or pictures from chocolate boxes, gives the artist an opportunity to comment on contemporary culture that is dominated by the mass media as well as the excess of information and obtrusive images that are imposed upon us, their language and codes. >>

  • Simon Janek

    Janek Simon makes films and interactive installations. The viewers can occasionally interfere with his works. He draws inspiration from computer games, deforming reality like it is a “matrix” by introducing changes that would be impossible in the real world. >>

  • Shawky Wael

    Shawky leads a nomadic type of life, he travels a lot – which is an experience popular in the artistic world, but despite this fact he is deeply bound with his country. Thanks to his numerous journeys, specific character of different cultures is familiar to him, especially the character of Western culture. But he can also observe these cultures from the outside, remembering about his own identity. >>

  • Skąpski Łukasz

    Łukasz Skąpski’s works vary in style, but they all show the artist’s distance to reality. His art is minimalist with a touch of irony, a subtle sense of humour and lively interest in social and political issues, especially in his closest surroundings, i.e. the people he meets and the places where he lives or which he visits. >>

  • Smoczyński Mikołaj

    Mikołaj Smoczyński focuses on the analysis of the material he uses and the examination of the questions of place, surface and space. He is the author of so-called real pictures—reliefs pressed against paint-covered canvases. The beauty of raw material is also stressed in his photographs that present isolated fragments of reality—fragments of walls, a concrete floor or plaster coming off. >>