Darek Pala: Exhibitions
In the light of trees, in the colour of corals...
Trees – corals. So colouristically exotic in the Polish landscape, and yet of familiar, almost Mazovian shapes… Phenomenal pseudo-willows, artefact-like organisms glaring with internal energy. A colourful colony of luminous quasi-botanical specimens.
I Met a Friend (Darek Pala & Szymon Parafiniak)
The day on the beaches of Miami. The night in jazz clubs. Strong cocktails and a total blast. Darek Pala and Szymon Parafiniak meet at an exhibition at the Café Kulturalna.
Beaches of Sanibel
It was 13 years ago that Darek first walked into the gallery I run. He was a young graduate of the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts then. I soon realized that collaboration with this artist would go far beyond the ordinary partnership of artist and gallery.
It was a year ago that Darek Pala first put up his easel in front of his aquarium. Instead of going on an exotic trip or just diving into the nearby ocean, he set up a home aquarium and started painting what he saw in it.
Do Darek Pala’s latest paintings deserve special attention? Or is the exhibition, Pala adieu, just a courteous farewell gesture on the part of the gallery towards an artist who’s moving across the ocean?