Organic forms by Irmina Staś in the constellations of monumental canvases and haptic objects. Configurations and interrelationships of bodies, elements of fauna and flora are not clear. Repetitions enhance the message.
The exhibition “Repetitions” presents the painting series and textile objects by Irmina Staś, which have been created in recent years. In addition to similar meanings concerning the functioning of organic beings, their mutual dependence, genetic similarity and a feeling of the end of existence, the works “Cross Sections”, “Ornaments” and the latest series entitled “Chlorophyll and Blood” share the theme of repetition. In all of the series, shown here for the first time and in full splendour, the artist multiplies bodily fragments and their overall images. Thanks to the figure of repetition, she obtains patterned compositions with a specific rhythm and scale, at the same time emphasizing the meanings and enhancing the message in the large images and haptic objects.
Irmina Staś – born in 1986, she studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, works at the Faculty of Media Art at her alma mater.
Solo exhibitions: “Microcosms” (with Tomasz Tatarczyk) at the HOS Gallery in Warsaw (2020); "Tooth for a Tooth" at the Foksal Gallery in Warsaw (2020); “Eye to Eye” (with Paweł Matyszewski) at BWA Zielona Góra (2019); "Ornaments" at Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw (2019); “Cross Sections” at the Krynki Gallery in Krynki (2018); “Shapes and objects” at the Municipal Art Centre in Gorzów Wielkopolski (2018); “The Dig” (with Paweł Matyszewski) at Le Guern Gallery (2017); “Touch” at the Visiting Gallery in Warsaw (2016); “Metabolism” at the Zachęta Project Room in Warsaw (2016); “Organismen” at the Strabag Kunstforum - Artlounge im Strabag Haus in Vienna (Austria, 2014).
Group exhibitions, including: “For Johanne and Anna”. Exhibition from the Art Collection of Galeria Bielska BWA at Sixt’s Villa in Bielsko-Biała; “Cherries” at the Arsenał Gallery in Białystok; Herbarium novum. Efflorescentiae” at the BWA City Gallery in Bydgoszcz; “The Year of Continuous Summer” at the Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw (all in 2020); “Paintings by Young Polish Artists” at the National Museum in Gdańsk (2019); “Lejanías. Works from the collection of Krzysztof Musiał” at the Centre del Carme Cultura Contemporania Valencia (Spain, 2018); "The Power of Abstraction" at the Museum of Modern Art in Minsk (Belarus, 2015).
Scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2015, 2019).
Participant of the final exhibitions of subsequent editions of the Bielska Jesień Painting Biennale at Galeria Bielska BWA (2013, 2015) – in 2015 the honourable mention from the jury and the editorial office of the "Art & Business" monthly. Finalist of Strabag Artaward International (2013). Winner of the Art Award of the University of Arts in Poznań in the second edition of the New Image / New Look (2013) competition. The artist's works can be found in the art collections of Galeria Bielska BWA in Bielsko-Biała, Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, National Museum in Gdańsk, Art Collection of PKO Bank Polski and Strabag Kunstforum in Vienna.
Photograph featuring Irmina Staś by Norbert Piwowarczyk
Irmina Staś – “Repetitions”
Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, 19 March – 18 April, 2021, opening: Friday, 19 March, 2021, 6 pm
Photos from the exhibition by K. Morcinek (18 photos)