Divagations on art and death. The ART Gallery cordially invites you to the exhibition of paintings by Łukasz Huculak, entitled ‘Late Symptoms of Death’ – an artistic accent during Holy Week. For a long time, Huculak believed that the gravity of a skull – this crown of still life – is inevitably suffused with the grotesque. For years he would treat painting skulls as a painter’s training, almost meditational, until the motif grew in strength and the painting reached the appropriate state of matter. The existential burden and the chill of constructivism merged into a painting.
who often expands themes into series (e.g. cinemas, landscapes). When talking about his masters, he points to Maurice Utrillo, James Whistler and Edward Hopper. Lately he has been interested mostly in urban landscape and water – coasts, lakes. Light-soaked and colour-saturated landscapes are usually desolate and an occasional human figure plays the role of an extra. These paintings are a far cry from realism. Bukowski does not take photos, but he never parts with his notepad.
Born in 1977 in Rzeszow. Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Graduated in 2002 under tutorage of Prof Stanislaw Kortyka and Prof Wojciech Kaniowski. Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, where he currently runs a painting studio.