Polish artists Sepe and Chazme recently collaborated on a street piece in Tartu, Estonia. Titled ‘Supilinn 15’ after the name of neighberhood they painted in, the mural is kind of tribute to
two famous Polish creatives born in this town.
Mixing their different but complementing styles, the image is depicting a bus known from Bogusław Linke’s famous painting “Autobus”, along with architectural elements of a futuristic building ‘Spodek’ in Katowice, designed by the architect Jerzy Hryniewiecki. By mixing those two elements through their distinctive technique and interpretation, the young artists paid their tribute to their influential countrymen.
Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!
In the recent years Polish Urban Art has become a rapidly growing phenomenon. Polish urban artists are now not only mentioned among the world’s best, but above all, within the broad spectrum of urban art they managed to develop their own, unique, clearly recognizable style. A style, which on the one hand, corresponds to the most notable achievements of Polish contemporary art; on the other hand, it is often a style which emanates from the most radical form of art created on the streets – graffiti writing.
The aim of the Polish Urban Art project is to present and promote Polish urban art in Europe. In Batumi and Lviv we plan to exhibit murals created on the spot by Polish artists. In Kiev and Minsk we will be presenting a collection documenting Polish urban art from the 1950s to the present. After completing our project in Eastern Europe, its results will be presented and discussed on exhibits organized in three major capitals of street art and graffiti – Berlin, Paris, and Stockholm. Finally, the project will be closed and summed up in Brain Damage Gallery in Lublin.
The current exhibition includes the works of some of the most relevant contemporary Polish street artists, such as:
• Darek Paczkowski
• Egon Fietke
• Etam Cru
• Ixi Color
• Kamil Kuzko
• Paweł Ryżko
• Peter Fuss
• Robert Proch
Additionally, we will be presenting photographs documenting the evolution of art on Polish streets, starting from pieces captured by Edward Hartwig in the 1950s, to recent large scale murals.
The entire presentation will be completed by a story of Polish art, aptly captured with the slogan “Graffiti Goes East”.
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014 // ბათუმის სამხატვრო სკოლა (Art School)
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014 // Closer
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014 // Мистецьке об’єднання Dzyga
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014 // Ў галерэя сучаснага мастацтва / Y gallery
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014 // Urban Spree
Stockholm – 21-27.11.2014 // HL Gallery
Paris – 05-06.12.2014 // Sergeantpaper
Lublin – 13-19.12.2014 // Brain Damage Gallery
The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.
Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The “Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre” Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany), HL Gallery (Sweden), Sergeant Paper (France).
The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.
The Outsiders gallery in Newcastle recently opened a group show following the global recognition and success of young Polish artists and muralists. Lead by the Etam Cru’s Sainer and Bezt, Polish street art scene bloomed in the recent years, bringing us couple of big events as well as recognizable new styles and names. Jednakowo/Różni (Equally/Various or Same/Different) is featuring original works by Robert Proch, Chazme, Sepe, Nawer, Pener, M-City and Otecki.
Mostly presenting abstract works, the exhibition is showcasing the best new contemporary urban talent from the country. From Robert Proch, Sepe, or Otecki’s more figurative works that are bordering with abstraction, Chazme’s architecture influenced creations, Pener and Nawer’s futuristic dynamic, geo based, bright colored abstract paintings, all the way to M-City’s bold stencils. With most of the artists coming from a graffiti background, having some impressive, often collaborative murals behind them, the step into gallery works was a logical and natural way of progressing. What is pretty impressive is the ease that these young talents transferred their work on a new medium, and the quality of the works created for this show.
The show opened on 31st of October 2014 and will stay on view until 29th of November 2014 @ The Outsiders in Newcastle. (Photos by Pener)
Only couple of days before opening of a big group show of the best new contemporary urban talent Poland has to offer @ The Outsiders in Newcastle, some of these artists joined forces and completed this gigantic double piece in city of Lodz, Poland. Painting two facades of opposing 10 storey buildings, Chazme, Cekas, Proembrion, Tone and Sepe painted whats surely to become a landmark mural.