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“Closer Still / Jeszcze bliżej”

“Imagine that you are standing with your face to the wall…” Stand even closer! Come and see the paintings of Jakub Ciężki at Galeria Labirynt. Opening of the exhibition on Saturday, July 4th at 6:00 p.m.


This is what the artist says about his works presented at the exhibition “Closer Still”: “imagine that you are staring at its small piece, that you can see it from such a close perspective that the wall is not the wall any more, the window is not the window any more, small sections of reality begin to lose their shape and become a context-free fragment difficult to identify. You look at these paintings and take my perspective. You stand even closer. You face the wall.”


Jakub Ciężki was born in 1979 in Lublin. In the years 1998-2003, he studied at the Faculty of Arts of the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He graduated with distinction from the painting department of professor Jacek Wojciechowski. He received the “Young Poland” (2013) scholarship of the Minister of Culture and a Grand Prix at the 40th Biennale of Painting “Bielska Jesień 2011”. The artist paints specific still lifes being fascinated with small architecture and realistic abstractions. He is attracted to industrial landscapes – he has portrayed radiators, letter boxes, bathtub, climbing frames from the playground, fences, scaffoldings, roofs. Things taken out of context, often depicted on a monochrome background, show the process of moving away from a specific object towards abstraction.

The paintings of Jakub Ciężki are to be exhibited next to the monumental sculpture “Façade” by Monika Sosnowska.

Jakub Ciężki
“Closer Still / Jeszcze bliżej”
Galeria Labirynt, ul. ks. J. Popiełuszki 5
04/07/2020, at 6:00 p.m.
Opening translated into the Polish Sign Language (PJM)
Exhibition opening – free admission

Entrance tickets can be purchased online and the gallery shop.
The exhibition is exhibited together with the “Façade” by Monika Sosnowska.