For Tadeusz Król, landscape textures provide an excuse for making artistic interpretations. His paintings reveal a unique artistic language, with its ample means of expressions, subtleties and virtuosity.
2021 marks the 70th anniversary of the merging of Bielsko and Biała. On this occasion, Galeria Bielska BWA plans to hold three solo exhibitions of works by artists representing the local artistic community: Tadeusz Król, Teresa Sztwiertnia and Michał Kliś. They are among the most important artistic personalities in Bielsko-Biała, each boasting an impressive portfolio of achievements as well as a distinctive, recognizable style. Michał Kliś and Tadeusz Król are also valued teachers in artistic education. The exhibition features mostly paintings complemented by a few prints, photographs and posters.
The exhibition “Landscape / Elements and Textures” by Tadeusz Król presents paintings on the verge of realism and abstraction. The artist is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and it was graphic art that dominated his work in the 1980s and 1990s. However, his love of colour and a different creative method resulting from the medium of painting have made canvas paintings his favourite means of expression in the last two decades. The contrasts of warm and cold colours, vibrating surfaces, and the texture made of quick brush strokes evoke the famous canvases of the impressionists who created their landscapes with the texture of multicoloured spots. Tadeusz Król also used natural views as the main theme of his works. For him, the light and shadow observed in nature create an elusive reflection of the world order that he tries to reflect in his paintings. One of the most common motifs in his work is water, but not in the form of a flowing stream or a waterfall, but hidden under dense thickets or lying in puddles, when reflecting the blue of the sky it contrasts with the brown earth of broken ruts.
(...)For the artist, the texture of the landscape provides an excellent excuse for conveying his own interpretations, which also reveal outstanding artistic skills, especially in the area of sensuality. In his work, the painting content becomes an intriguing ‘natural rug’ which only hints at certain things by signalling its lush character, and importantly, by revealing the unique, versatile and virtuous language of art.
These various textures are dominated by a play of light with its integral colour; as if the two could not exist separately (…) Stanisław Baj, Dołhobrody 16 January,2021 (excerpt from an essay in the exhibition catalogue)
Tadeusz Król will begin his presentation in Galeria Bielska BWA with more than 20 paintings from the latest period, starting from 2010, and then the same collection will be shown in Galeria BWA in Kielce. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.
TADEUSZ KRÓL – graphic artist, painter, teacher.
He was born in 1960 in Końskie, Poland. He studied at the Faculty of Graphics of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków under the supervision of Professor Stanisław Wejman (1980 – 1985); winner of awards in painting and print competitions, including honourable mention in the Leon Wyczółkowski Polish National Painting Competition in Bydgoszcz (1988), Grand Prix at the 4th International Graphic Biennale in Lublin (1989), Grand Prix at the Bharat Bhavan Graphic Biennale in Bhopal, India (1995); honourable mention from the monthly Sztuka.pl at the 38th Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień in 2007.
He is the author of the book “Nauka malowania” (Learning to Paint), which was published in 2009 by Wydawnictwo Szkolne PWN.
He has been awarded the Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture.
Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, 19 March – 18 April, 2021, opening: Friday, 19 March 2021, 6.30 pm
“Lost Forms”. An exhibition of paintings and prints by Tadeusz Król in Galerii Bielskiej BWA in 2010 >>
More on the official website of the artist >>
EXHIBITION AS PART OF THE CEREMONY OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MERGER OF BIELSKO AND BIAŁA