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Jakub Czyszczoń
Exhibition & Residency:
December 1, 2012 – January 31, 2013

‘Orign of the World’, 2011, mixed media on canvas 39 × 29 cm

Pozan, Poland-based painter Jakub Czyszczoń’s work encourages a subtle intellectual play with the perception of information, of signifying fragments that are identified by collective memory. Czyszczoń’s paintings feature carefully selected, artistically reduced motifs and borrowings from the worlds of media, popular culture, found photographs and images of childhood heroes.

Czyszczoń has had numerous solo projects including: Evil Air at Art Agenda Nova Gallery, Kracow; Polscy Malarze, Polskie Obrazy (with Piotr Lakomy) at Starter Gallery Poznan; I lit up one cigarette from another at Czynna Gallery, Warsaw; andLektionen in finsterni – Lessons of darkness at Starter Gallery Poznan. Group exhibitions include: Guerillas at Arsenał Municipal Gallery in Poznan2010; I confuse Jelenia Gora with Zielona Gora at BWA Gallery Jelenia Gora; DUST SNOW at Public Sculpture Park Project Poznan; Mimikra at Myspace Festival Lodz; and What the world needs now at ON Gallery, Pozan.

Czyszczoń’s residency at 18th Street Arts Center is made possible by the generous support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

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