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Cezary Kielar

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Lives in
Warsaw, Poland

Works in
Warsaw, Poland


Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, 1984, MA

Representing galleries

photography, modern, landscape, realism, figurative


At the moment I paint portraits, but there is a kind of ambiguity in it. The appearance of the figures has often symbolic value, so there are no faces, no eyes, they are "backside" portraits, there are not "real" portraits. 

Painting is my language, though my paintings are based on photography. But it is very important that my work is "made by hand" and not only by hand - it involves everything in me: receptivity, feeling, thought, sensibility and the painting skill. The artificial image, as the photograph, is just really not sufficient for me to express the vulnerability of being. As I paint fairly intuitive, I newer know what will be end of the process. The formal solutions I choose for the images, are kept simple to intensify the impact. I'm deliberately "slowing down" formally, in search for the simple stable elements to facilitate sincere focus. I use quiet colors in limited palette to support the image and not to distract from it. 

In the matter of fact, the paintings are about human condition, the essence of all creation.

That is how it is looks from my side, the other side of the painting's life is in the eye of the beholder.

For more of my works:




Upcoming exhibitions 

   - 21.11.2013 - VI Incubarte Festival Internacional de Arte, Valencia, Spain


Solo exhibiition

1987 Graphics and Drawings, Ars Polona Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
1987 Art and Art HOFKABINETT Linz, Austria
1985 Diary 1982 - Forma Gallery Warsaw
1984 Diplom - Modern Art Gallery Warsaw

Group exhibition

2013 - Portas Abertas - Fórum Eugénio de Almeida, Evora, Portugal.
2011 - 50 Jahre Druckwerkstatt im Schloss Wolfsburg, Germany
2004 - "Genius loci-100 years of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw" Warsaw,Poland
2000 - II Bienal Internacional de Gravura - Olho Latino, Estância de Atibaia, Sao Paolo
1991 International Print Triennial Cracow 91
1990 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" University of Wisconsin Stewans Point Carlston Gallery Stewens Point Wisconsin
1990 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" University of Texas at Dallas, Haggerty Art Center Gallery, Dallas, Texas
1990 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" Columbus Public Library The Columbys Art Gallery Columbus Nebraska
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" - The Gallery of The Department of Art & Art History, Lincoln Nebraska USA
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" - Washington University School of Art Bixby Gallery, St. Louise, Missouri USA
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" The Print Club Philadelphia Pensylwania USA
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition"Polish Museum of America Chicago Ilinois USA
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" The Polish Cultural Foundation Clark New Jersey
1989 "Polish Prints, A Contemporary Graphic Tradition" Concordia College Cyrus M. Runing Gallery, Moorhead, Minesota
1988 International Biennal of Graphic Art, Heidelberg Germany
1988 International Biennal of Portrait, Tuzla, Jugoslavija
1988 Best Print of the Year, Warsaw, Poland
1987 Premio Biella, Italy
1987 Graphic Biennale Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brasil
1987 Graphic Triennale Vaasa, Finland
1987 Mostra Internazionale di Grafica, Catania, Italy
1987 Hanga Annual '87 Japan Print Association Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1986 Graphic Biennale Frechen, Germany
1986 Graphic Biennale Digne les Bains, France
1986 Hanga Annual '86 Japan Print Association Metropolitan Museum of Fine Arts, Tokyo, Japan
1985 Contemporary Polish Graphic Art, Rockford, USA
1985 International Independent Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan
1985 Graphic Biennale Ljubliana, Jugoslawia

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