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Paweł Sobczak was born in 1997 in Mikołów (Poland). He was an art student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Currently Master of Arts. His works have been exhibited in Poland and abroad (Spain, the United States, Japan).

 

The main theme of his work is homme fatale - a rare motif depicting a fatal man. It is present in his self-portraits, male nudes, portraits of people from the circle of the artist, and in fictional characters. These representations are accompanied by a variety of symbolism. In turn, the emotional charge emanating from the paintings is built with the help of intense and expressive colors "infected" by dark tones of dripping paint - this evokes feelings similar to those when looking at a beautiful fruit eaten by rot.

 

The content and style of Sobczak's paintings may evoke ambivalent emotions in the viewer - on one hand, lust, attraction and obsession (appropriate to the energy of life), and on the other, feelings of passing, melancholy or corruption (attributed to the sphere of death).

A.H.

 

 

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

 

2023

Close Enough

Hidden Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2022


I have never been a child, nor have I been an adult.
BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland


2021


Cuando yo era un niño
Freezia, Valencia, Spain


Kissing your cheeks
Ba / sen, Katowice, Poland


2020


Paweł Sobczak
Nowy Dekameron, Katowice, Poland


2019


Omid
Ba / sen, Katowice, Poland
Omid

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2022


Of Blood And Milk

Pola Magnetyczne, Warszawa

 

Europe in the face of the Fifth Freedom, Szyb Wilson, Katowice, Poland


Migrations
BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland


The Art of Algorithm
Wilson Shaft Gallery, Katowice, Poland


2021

Bielska Jesień, Virtual gallery


PROYECTAR [SE]
Colegio de Arquitectos, Toledo, Spain
El arte del infinito
El Corte Inglés, Valencia, Spain


National exhibition Jury
Delaline Arts Center, Maryland, United States


Trayectos
Facultat de Belles Arts de Sant Carrles, Valencia, Spain

Reflecto
Facultat de Belles Arts de Sant Carrles, Valencia, Spain


Dogma! What do students believe in?
Open Hall of the Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland


2020


Utazu Art Award Biennale
Japan


Figurama
Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland
International Student Drawing Trienale
Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland


Equinox
Springfield, United States
Katowice Graphic Month
UMCS, Lublin, Poland


Process
Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland


2019


Figurama
Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, Poland

 

Shelter
Schron bojowy nr. 27, Ruda Śląska, Poland

 

 

DIDATIC AND EDUCATIONAL WORK

 

 

09.2018 - now


Instructor of art classes and creative thinking at I SM Piast I Katowice
Brief description of the activity:
Creating in children a desire and the ability to express themselves in art, create it and understand it.

 

2019/2020 academic year


Running a student art exhibition space

BA \ SEN
at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, supervising and curating student exhibitions

 

17.02. 2020


Returns. Medium - painting, interpretation of the theme "inner self-portrait"
Complex of Art Schools in Katowice

 

10.06. 2019


Let's get to know each other. Medium - drawing, painting, terry cloth, collage. Cultural and Art Center "Dwór Kossaków"

 

11/06/2019


On the other side of the mirror (part I). Medium - sculpture. Cultural and Art Center "Dwór Kossaków"

 

June 12, 2019


On the other side of the mirror (part II). Medium - drawing, painting, collage.
Cultural and Art Center "Dwór Kossaków"

 

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