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Keep It Surreal

Keep It Surreal

Features 3 July 2021 0

WI: Even people with next to no affinity with the arts love your work – what’s the secret? TB: Firstly, I’m really pleased to hear that! I’ve always wanted my paintings to work on two levels – first, for people to simply enjoy them. On that front, I think...
New Mural Strikes Bielany!
Found on Żeromskiego 44/50, the mural has allowed the two stars to once again be neighbors. Living on ul. Płatnicza – the same street as the songstress Kora – both became cultural icons. In the case of Sienkiewicz, the popular actress was famed for appearing in such as films...
Homeless Jesus Appears
A cloaked figure of Jesus sleeping rough on a bench has appeared outside the Capuchin Monastery on Miodowa 13. Inspired by a similar work coined by Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz, the sculpture is identical to around 100 that have cropped up in locations as far afield as Washington, Singapore...
New Kora Mural Hits Bielany
Following a concept authored by Tomasz Majewski, the project was executed by Good Looking Studio, a Warsaw-based art collective specializing in large format wall art. Set to be joined by 320 rose bushes that will be planted underneath, the mural will be symbolically unveiled on June 8th. Born Olga...
Confirmed: Warsaw To Get Giant Egg!
The work of Joanna Rajkowska, the two-meter wide egg aims to call to attention the environmental challenges faced by the planet, and will be located on Plac Pięcu Rogów, an urban project that is set to transform the junction where Chmielna, Bracka, Zgoda, Krucza and Szpitalna meet. Redesigned by...
Abakanowicz In Warsaw

Abakanowicz In Warsaw

Features 9 September 2020 0

Christened Zinaxin and Dolacin, the sculptures were revealed during a ceremony held on Sunday and are counted as among the artist’s most iconic works. Depicting two huge, featureless figures striding forth into the distance, the bronze sculptures were originally produced in 2005 and are intended to raise questions relating...
Public Art: Battle of Warsaw 1920
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and KGHM Polska Miedź SA, the giant mural celebrates Poland’s momentous triumph over the Bolsheviks, a victory that historians credit with saving Western Europe from being swept away under communism. “It is worth emphasizing that the victory in the...
Backs Against The Wall
How has the pandemic effected your operations? KS: Let’s face it, almost the whole world has come to a stop so it’s not looking too colorful. From the ten projects we had planned for April, we executed two. On the plus side, we were always careful to build a...
The Perfect Chemis-tree: Warsaw & The Palm!
Asked what public art should ‘achieve’, Joanna Rajkowska is surprisingly dismissive. “Nothing, really,” she replies, “it should just be a part of our everyday lives” It’s perhaps a startling admission given that Rajkowska, it could be argued, started Warsaw’s mania for this form of art. First appearing in the...
Top Public Art Picks

Top Public Art Picks

Features 12 September 2019 0

Forget the gallery, some of Warsaw’s biggest artistic statements are to be found on the streets and squares of the capital city… Take a dilapidated house that’s stood empty for years and one acclaimed artist with a penchant for tin foil: presto, you have Praga’s ‘Tin Foil House’. Dating...

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