“When it comes to style, Eugeniusz Skorwider’s works are an antidote against the mainstream of the so called painted posters, still omnipresent in Poland. Any poster designer will admit that simplicity and economy should characterize the forms of expression in poster art. The difference is that while the others do it verbally, Skorwider does it manually. Poster art is the art of contrariness – well learned by Skorwider. Contrariness, being a hallmark of his whole oeuvre, was present already in his first work, created at the university, in Waldemar Świerzy’s studio, which let a young graphic design student steal the show from The Stones! The poster showed an enhancement of the faces of Jagger and Richards, exposing their mouths while singing, but without the thing that is essential at all open-air rock concerts… the microphone! This is how the poster called “Silence” sounded like, interpreted by a student, later an assistant and professor of one of the two poster studios created since professor Waldemar Świerzy”.
Professor Lex Drewinski
Exhibition runs: 24th April – 27th May 2016.
Łazienna Gallery is proud to present the works of one of the most famous Polish masters of poster art. Grzegorz Marszałek, a versatile artist and a long term professor at The University of Arts in Poznań, a legendary poster creator, still has a lot to say and to show. The exhibition organized in the gallery is an exceptional opportunity to see the works of Grzegorz Marszałek, not only the renowned posters, but also the so called breakfast drawings, conceived out of the morning thoughts, created on the spot. We will present drawings and projects that were never exhibited before. These works not only are a most personal part of the artist’s oeuvre, but also make it possible to peep into the his craft and methods. The drawings – humorous, ironic and rich in original connotations – prove that the artist keeps the reality in perspective and is able to see more than others. The works, impression like, created on the spot, allow the viewers to examine this aspect of an artist’s work that is usually hidden from anybody else’s eyes. The whole process of creating unravels for the viewer: from the first thoughts and comments (literally scribbled aside!) until the final effect. The exhibition will cover, among many other, the so called conference drawings, portraits and caricatures, a separate chapter in the artist’s oeuvre, often illustrating his private relationships with other famous artists. We will nonetheless present the acclaimed film and theatre posters.
Katarzyna Maćkała, Curator
Exhibition runs: 16th December 2015 – 29th February 2016.
20 IV – 22 V 2015
“Supposedly, the word appeared first while the pattern served for its presentation and clarification. After all, it was the illustrative function of a drawing which decided on searches for the manners of its copying. Graphics, even of already slightly emancipated, remains in partner connection with the story; nevertheless it employs its own, sensorial language. It appeals to the sense of harmony, balance, optical illusions, suggestions. Its vocabulary, consisting of symbols, metaphors and impressions, bypasses attempts of parallel translation, both the phenomenon, broad and variable, and every individual exponent of a creative expression remain in some part hindered by the mist of indetermination. Therefore, is there any sense in undertaking consecutive defective attempts to translate images into words? In particular, when we can detect in these miniatures just beauty, the category frequently concealed in contemporary art, even if it remains indispensable for life. Let us experience it. We have the pleasure to present seventeen exceptional artists, masters of the graphic craft and a fragment of the worlds created by them, reported in images. In the absence of their need of sharing their imaginations and their unselfish kindness, arrangement of this exhibition would not be possible.”
Curator: Hanna T. Głowacka
Lena Achtelik, Robert Baramov, Martin Baeyens, Jiri Brázda,
Jan Cernoš, Piotr Gojowy, Pavel Hlavatý, Malou Oi Yee Hung,
Juri Jakovenko, Peter Kocak, Elvyra Katalina Krauciunaité,
Lembit Lõhmus, Wojciech Łuczak, Cristina Gladys Muñoz,
Bogdan Pilipushko, Shigeki Tomura, Veselin Damyanov-Ves
“Miniatures” – the works of Stanisław Maciaszczyk in Łazienna Gallery and Culture Centre in Jastrowiec, 2014.
The exhibition entitled “Miniatures” was one of the first organized by Łazienna Foundation. We displayed the works of Stanisław Maciaszczyk, the Chairman of Łazienna Foundation. The exhibition was also presented in Culture Centre in Jastrowiec. The whole project gained financial support from Wielkopolska Voivodship Office in Poznań.