A young artist sharing his inner world of expressive emotions and colourful imagination. The exhibition will be extended until the end of April.

Please note! By the executive order of the Mayor of Bielsko-Biała, which was issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Galeria Bielska BWA was closed to all visitors on 12 March, 2020 until further notice. Also, the Cafe Club Aquarium, which operates inside the gallery building, remains closed pending further notice. As a result, the exhibition of paintings by Igor Bryzek entitled “Encounters with Nature” will not be available to the public.

An exhibition of pastel paintings by sixteen-year-old Igor Bryzek, a student of art classes at the Wiktoria Kubisz Community Centre in Bielsko-Biała.

Agata Smalcerz:
The work of Igor Bryzek is resplendent with extraordinary forms and colours which the young artist uses to express his emotions and sometimes strained relationships with the surrounding world. His large pastel paintings on cardboard are a product of several months of meticulous work under the mentorship of the outstanding artist Katarzyna Żaczek from the Wiktoria Kubisz Community Centre in Bielsko-Biała.
This exhibition aims to spread awareness of the extraordinary abilities of autistic individuals. Its conclusion was planned for 2 April to mark the World Autism Awareness Day.

Katarzyna Żaczek:
Igor works in deep concentration, covering the cardboard surface with a black grid which then morphs into distinct outlines - stratified rocks, intricate crystals, fluffy clouds. These are soon clad in colour and we gaze in rapture remembering all those instances of simple delight that comes from contact with nature - the moments we rise in the morning, look out of the window and almost refuse to believe in the existence of such sheer beauty. I'm sure Igor experiences it all the time and is capable of sharing his feelings with us.

Note. The exhibition has been extended until the end of April 2020.

The closing exhibition combined with a lecture by Natalia Trela, which was planned for 2 April to coincide with the World Autism Awareness Day, has been cancelled.

Natalia Trela  is an expert in early support and education of autistic students, an SI, TUS and EEG Biofeedback therapist. She works with autistic athletes and patients who exhibit problems with concentration, excessive stress or insomnia. For 15 years as the headmistress of the Integration Primary School No. 6 she was involved in the organization of education for disabled children, including those with autistic disorders. She has organized conferences, performances and other activities related to the celebration of the World Autism Awareness Day on 2 April. She has participated in international conferences and projects concerning the education of students with autism spectrum. She is fascinated with the perception of the world by autistic individuals.