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Late symptoms of death

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.

Łukasz Huculak : Late symptoms of death

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Łukasz Huculak

Late symptoms of death

March 2016

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Warsaw – wake up! Swirling colours, great hall – Darek Pala

Darek Pala, the artist until recently known mainly as a painter has entered the world of sculpture. His colourful installations have been on display in the garden of the University of Warsaw Library. To celebrate this, Galeria Art is organising an exhibition of his early paintings that date back to the times of his arrival to Warsaw, following his graduation of the Arts Academy in Kraków.

The Night of the Museums is an ideal occasion, since the early 90’s is currently perceived as the time of the capital’s instantaneous awakening. Warsaw was suddenly populated with numerous advertising agencies, branches of large international corporations, Chinese restaurants and nightclubs such as the legendary Ground Zero. And Darek Pala became a court portraitist of that cafe and clubbing life, illustrating bar scenes and boy girl stories. The real life subject matter, the narrativity, the intuition and the impetus of a colourist, the stylised line (to some extent still rooted in Art Nouveau) – all these features contributed to the making of paintings that were in great demand among the artist’s peers – a young generation of creative, success-oriented egoists, who started their day with a morning coffee in the bar, then popped out for a quick lunch and partied their heads off in the evenings. These paintings are about them.

Łukasz Huculak

Łukasz Huculak

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.