Pop Up Gallery presents an exhibition of two artists: eminent landscape-photographer Paweł Pierściński and sculptor Marcin Rząsa. The title of the exhibition – Horizon – provides a link between the two, and refers to the artists‘ inspiratons found in nature’s rythmic spatial systems.
Paweł Pierściński -photographer, publicist, critic and theorist of photography, social activist, organizer of the photographic movement of Polish landscapers, creator and animator in the Kielecka School of Landscape (a movement which prefers a wide and simple view on a landscape and an analysis of its structure). A graduate of the Warsaw University of Technology (1962), he first showed an interest in photography in the early Fifties. Since 1967 he has been a freelancer photographer. Member of ZPAF, founder and creator of Okręg Świętokrzyski ZPAF. Author of more than 250 individual exhibitions, participant in more than 600 collective Polish and international exhibitions. The laureate of numerous medals and prizes. He has produced over a dozen individual photographic albums (Structures, Between Wisła and Pilica, Staropolski Industrial District). Editor and co-author of: almanac Masters of the Polish Landscape (2000) oraz Kielce School of Landscape (2002). The author of many texts, critical studies, reviews, and texts for exhibition catalogues. 2004 saw the release of Time of Landscape, an anthology of his writings published in the years 1975-2004. For photographic works and social activities he received the Officer's Cross and the Order of Polonia Restituta, Silver Medal Gloria Artis and honorary distinctions of the International Federation of Photographic Art: AFIAP, EFIP and ESFIAP.
Marcin Rząsa -polish sculptor, son of Antoni Rząsa. From 1980 to 1985 he attended the National Secondary School of Arts A. Kenar's in Zakopane. He began his studies in 1985 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. After a year he moved to the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, where he continued his studies in Professor. Jan Kucz’s studio. He defended his Diploma under the guidance of Professor Grzegorz Kowalski in 1991. In 1994-1995 he studied at Bratislava in VSVU in the studio of J. Jankovic. He lives and works in Zakopane, where he and his wife Magda Ciszewska-Rząsa run the Antoni Rząsa Gallery. Since graduation he has exhibited his works in Polish Institutions in Berlin, Bratislava and Rome, and also in BWA in Szczecin, Olsztyn, Zakopane, Suwalki, Gorlice, in the Polish Sculpture Center in Orońsk, in private galleries in Zakopane, Warsaw , Krakow, Berlin, Szydłowiec, Zutphen (Netherlands), Rosenheim (Germany). He participated in the artistic open-air in Taylla (Hungary), the Cap Arcona (Germany), Zakopane and Gorlice. He is the creator of the statuettes awarded to the authors of the films on Meeting of Highland Cinema in Zakopane.
12-14 june 2015, Friday 11.00-19.00; Saturday 10:00-19:00; Sunday 11:00 – 17:00