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PRZEMEK MATECKI
1976 born in Żagań
1997-2002 studies at the Art Department of the University in Zielona Gora
since 1999 co-founder and member of "Płetwonurki Szczurki" music group
2002 originator and founder of "Pracownia Tfurczosci Dojrzalej"
Lives in Warsaw.

  Przemek Matecki
 
Taking as his point of departure the excrements and garbage (also literally) of contemporary visual and material culture, Matecki produces painterly beings - paintings, objects and installations - representing the highest degree of sophistication. In his works, he combines press photographs and reproductions with a noble painterly camouflage. Matecki's art has a radical and experimental nature. Vulgar at times, his works flirt with pornography and politics, only to win (in a somewhat unclear way) the forces of evil over to his side. Simultaneously, this art has a peculiar and rare quality - an ability to revolutionize one's way of perceiving reality and to reconstruct a "better world" using pieces of the one in which we breathe everyday. Matecki's painting has an exceptional rhetorical force which is used to challenge the culture, including its most down-to-earth manifestations. It brings a specific, non-academic sensitivity to the painterly image and, at the same time, a countercultural energy that lets the paintings - constructed out of quotations, stencils, torn-out press photos - have a life of their own, here and now..



Solo exhibitions:

2007
- Raster, Warsaw, PL (with Pawel Susid)

2006
- BWA Gallery, Zielona Gora, PL
- Sasidis Motecki, Pies Gallery, Poznan, PL (with Pawel Susid)

Selected group exhibitions:

2007
- 1, 2, 3, Ueberraschung, Museum Junge Kunst, Frankfurt/Oder, DE

2006
- New trends in Polish painting, BWA Gallery, Bydgoszcz, PL

2005
- Longing for Painting, Regional Museum, Zielona Gora, PL