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2015/03/27

WOJCIECH FANGOR | Spectra Art Space MASTERS

1st May - 26th July 2015

Dedicated to the works by Wojciech Fangor, the exhibition is a continuation of the idea initiated by Spectra Art Space in the Masters cycle. The artist is one of the most significant world classics of the present time and, what is of an even greater value, he still is an active artist. The exhibition will present the latest work created by the master. 

The presentation invokes the issue that is essential for the entire ouvré of Wojciech Fangor, that is space. The effects of his search commenced under the influence of Stanisław Zamecznik, a renowned architect and art theoretician and at the same time the artist’s close friend, are the most recognisable op-art abstract compositions as well as the experimental Spatial structures, which draw attention of the critics. A special place in the artist’s work is occupied by two exceptional works, recalled at the exhibition, the so-called signatures: Zamecznik and Fangor.

The exhibition is complemented with pieces from the collection of Anna and Jerzy Starak, including the “classical” circles and waves, electrifying and vibrant with colour, the black and white composition #28 of 1964, which demonstrates the artistry of the technique and fundamentally Leonardo-like sfumato, or a pointillist portrait of Jerzy Kosiński, from the television paintings cycle.


Wojciech Fangor born in 1922 in Warsaw. One of the most prominent Polish artists, a classic of the present day, who exerted a significant influence on the shape of the Polish and world post-war art. A painter, graphic designer, sculptor, a co-founder of the Polish School of Posters, the author of stage sceneries as well as architectural and urban designs. Hand in hand with Stanisław Zamecznik, a co-author of the first environment installation in Poland (A Study of Space, 1958).  In 1970, as the only Polish artist at that time, he had an individual exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. A fellow at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Washington D.C. (1962) and Ford Foundation in West Berlin (1964-65). A lecturer at Bath Academy of Art in Corsham, Wiltshire in England, Farleigh Dickinson University, Madison, N.J. in the United States of America and the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Decorated with the Gold Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis and the Commander’s Cross with Star of the Order of Polonia Restituta.

 

The Wojciech Fangor | Spectra Art Space MASTERS exhibition can be visited in the Spectra building, at ul. Bobrowiecka 6 in Warsaw, from 1st May to 26th July 2015, on each Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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