Long live the senses, long live excitement! There is no room for boredom, discouragement or indolence in Dionysus’ procession. What’s more, everyone will find a place for themselves here: they can lose themselves into the joyous crowd or take the lead to impress others and themselves.
A great emergence. After his studies in Warsaw and numerous travels Zielonka came back to his hometown. On the distant outskirts, in the house whose windows overlook a mobile network tower, he is trying to keep his distance from the world.
His only regret is that there is no river in Łódź. A city without a river is incomplete, so he gets away to Warsaw with its Vistula River and its parties. In his secluded home he leads the life of a reclusive artist. ‘Painting isn’t easy,’ he says. ‘Sometimes you need to get drunk with the painting, soldier on until the small hours.’
Born in 1977. Classical philologist. 2002 – master’s degree, on the basis of the first Polish translation of The Orphic Hymns. 2013 – doctorate, with the dissertation Przywoływanie Bogów – mit, magia, misteria w starożytnej Grecji – studium religijności starożytnych Greków [Invoking the Gods – Myth, Magic and Mysteries in Ancient Greece – a Study of the Religious Practices of Ancient Greeks] (published 2017). Lecturer at the University of Warsaw and the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Since 2 June 2018, president of the Gnosis club.