1996-2001 - Artur Grottger High School of Arts and Crafts (Panstwowe Liceum Sztuk Plastycznych im. Artura Grottgera) in Suprasl, Poland
2003-2008 - Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Eugeniusza Gepperta) in Wroclaw, Poland (Painting)
Currently works as a Teaching Assistant at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw (from October 2008)
2000 - after-contest exhibition “The 6th Takasaki Art & Music Competition for High School Students '99” at Takasaki Art Center College - Takasaki, Japan
2008 - „Malarstwo dolnoslasko – podlaskie” (“The Lower Silesian - Podlachian Painting”) - solo show, Galeria na Solnym, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 - degree exhibition, BWA Awangarda, Wroclaw, Poland
2008 - „Samsung Art Master” exhibition associated with charity auction for raising funds for Anna Dymna's foundation "Mimo wszystko", Old Orangery in Royal Baths Park (Lazienki Krolewskie) in Warsaw, Poland
2008 - World One Minutes Exhibition at Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (the exhibition was included in the cultural program around the Olympic Games 2008) info
2009 -"Dziewczynki sa madre a ladny chlopiec jest chopcem, jest chlopcem..." ("Girls Are Smart but the Pretty Boy Is a Boy, Is a Boy, Is a Boy..."), BWA Studio, Wroclaw, Poland
2009 - "Schätze aus Breslau", Kleine Haus der Kunst in Buttenheim, Germany info (in German)
2009 - "Rietveld Arsenale" ("The One Minutes Train") a collateral exhibition of the 53. Venice Biennale, Arsenale Novissimo in Venice, Italy www.rietveldarsenale.nl theoneminutes' photostream on Flickr
2009 - "Abel+4", Muzeum Ziemi Klodzkiej, Klodzko, Poland
2010 - "Hallo Wroclaw 2016", Zgorzelec and Goerlitz (several places), Poland/Germany info
2010 - "WRO-POZ, POZ-WRO - Wroclaw nie do Poznania", Slodownia, Stary Browar, Poznan, Poland
2011 -1. Biennale Sztuki Mlodego Wroclawia (The 1st Biennale of Young Wroclaw Art), Galeria ImpArt, Wroclaw, Poland
2011 - June Private View; July Private View; August Private View; DEBUT Contemporary, London, UK
2011 - "Genoma Contemporary", a collateral exhibition of the 54th Venice Biennale, Spazio Punch, Giudecca (former Welsh pavilion of Venice Biennale), Venice, Italy www.genomacontemporary.com
2012 - 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Strategic Project "Inconclusive Analysis" (curated by Elena Selina), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA), Moscow, Russia
2012 - "See It Yourself" - solo show, Yerevan Museum of Modern Art, Yerevan, Armenia
2012 - artistic residency "Art Commune", Art and Cultural Studies Laboratory (ACSL), Yerevan, Armenia
I work in various fields of art such as painting, video art, printmaking. The main medium that I work with is painting, an art form I find equally intellectual and aesthetic. From many sources of inspiration, Byzantine and Russian icons, Cubism and Pop Art are the most influential for my creative practice.
One of the most common subjects of my work include ordinary items cut out from their original contexts and transposed into symbolic space through painterly means. This is an idea taken from the Byzantine sacred painting, based on Plato's philosophy; the picture becomes a window into a different, mysterious reality, ruled by unrecognised rules, yet somehow possible to recognize on the level of intuition. To emphasize the symbolic nature of the depicted items, I often use numbers and letters which exist in my paintings on the same metaphorical level. The figures are completely accidental, or rather, Ichoose them based on intuition. Each of the subjects, even though inspired by experiences of my private environment, become here a certain idea. The way of treating the painted subjects in a few cases evolve into almost complete abstract representation, with only slight allusion to the reality.
The other strong source of my inspiration is a language of visual communication: warning signs, information signs etc. I often experiment with diverse materials – for example, a series of collages using empty drug packets. Here, it was the medium - a common waste, that first gave the context for the series, placing it strictly in a kind of post Pop-art arena. This series is an ironic comment on the certain issues of the global hyper-consumerist culture; a culture which creates an illusion of happiness, within arms reach, but instead abuses the ways of improving the quality of our lives, leading itself to slow self-destruction. I have used similar ideas in other works, creating series of paintings with more obvious Pop-art and Dadaist references.