The last days of the exhibition. Unique portraits of everyday objects and architectural elements
Most of the presented works belong to the series Possibility of Existence of Non-existent Objects and Unforced Measurement of Subtlety which have been created in the last 10 years. The works portray everyday objects, such as envelopes, candles, stools, chairs, windows, drawing boards, and television sets.
Thanks to the existence of the model objects, the presented paintings become objects themselves. That is why I often resort to illusion, guise, or a painting-within-a-painting technique. I tread the line between geometrical abstraction and realism, and sometimes mix different conventions – magical, spiritual, symbolic. I use the principles of Zen art and minimalism. I see painting not as a goal, but as the most beloved, and yet the hardest, means of expression. My objects and installations also fall into the category of painting. I turn paint into colour, colour into light, light into space, and space into meaning. I desire to obtain a perfectly balanced, harmonious, and beautifully unique form.
Dariusz Mlącki – born in Mińsk Mazowiecki in 1963. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (1989). Honours degree under Prof. Tadeusz Dominik, Prof. Zbigniew Gostomski and Prof. Ryszard Winiarski. In 1992-2001 he headed the painting department as a Professor at the European Academy of Arts in Warsaw. Scholarships from the Ministry of Culture and Art (2008); Polish Culture Foundation (1999); Cultural Foundaion (1997); Stefan Batory Foundation (1993) and Egit Foundation (1991). He is a member of the Association of Polish Visual Artists and of the Open Studio Association in Kraków.
Grand Prix at the exhibition Painting of the Year organized by the Polish Artists’ Association in Warsaw (2009). Participant of the ‘Creativiti’ in Verona (Italy, 2014). He participated in a competition for the exhibition design at the Polish Pavilion in Venice (Italy, 2015). The artist featured in New York Art Magazine (2014) which also promoted his work in New York galleries, such as Zach Feuer (2014) and Broadway Gallery (2013). He was finalist of the 42nd Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2015.
Mlącki has held more than 40 solo and over 70 group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. He cooperates with many prestigious galleries, including the Contemporary Art Gallery Bunkier Sztuki in Kraków, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, Sculpture Gallery and Art Gallery in Warsaw, Galeria Biała in Lublin, Galeria Koło in Gdańsk, Galeria ABC in Poznań, Open Studio in Kraków, and Oldenburg Museum in Germany.
His work can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Warsaw, the Polish Sculpture Centre in Orońsko, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Chełm District Museum in Chełm, Studio Gallery in Warsaw, Biała Gallery in Lublin, Art Museum in Łódź, Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, and in private collections.
He is a painter living and working in Warsaw and Mińsk Mazowiecki.
Vernissage: Friday, 22 February, 2019 at 6 pm
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