Relief’s Shadows

Exhibition date:
Exhibition location:
Godziny otwarcia:
We invite you to get familiar with auction catalogue:
Check PDF
At the exhibition we present the works of the artists for whom relief was the most complete form of expression. Relief is an extraordinary form of artistic expression, one that combines experiences in both painting and sculpture. The departure from flat painterly surface towards the one inhabited by the shapes of solids, enabled the artist to extend the sphere of personal experience not only as an Author but also to the one of the Viewer, the one that enters into an almost material contact with the object. The exhibition comprises key works from the leading artists active post 1945.
One of the most interesting works in this survey is monochromatic in colour “Relief Nr 32” by Henryk Stażewski from the year 1969. Like the other exponents of the geometrical abstraction, Stażewski held the view that art, just like science, should search for the fundamental principles governing reality, in particular its experience. The artist was reaching out for the painterly means of expression in order to experiment with the possibilities of the painterly surface. This gave him the opportunity to return to the early experiments in abstract art from the 1920s and 1930s.
The exhibition features great paper compositions of Ryszard Winiarski. “Pages” from 1974 were shown, among others, at the 4th Trienalle of the Drawing in Wrocław (4. Trienalle Rysunku we Wrocławiu). Spatial objects, including reliefs, are one of the most important areas of the artist’s uniform and formally consistent oeuvre.
The work of Andrzej Gieraga is an interesting point of the exhibition. The artist creates frugal, sometimes almost ascetic compositions, which reflect harmony and purity. Gieraga’s work is an art of great subtlety and simplicity, emanating optimism, as exemplified by “Progressive XXXII”.
The exhibition also includes Jan Berdyszak’s “Focusing Area”. The display is complemented by Jan Pamuła’s large-scale compositions and reliefs from the series “Equipollent tructures” by Kajetan Sosnowski.
We invite you to get familiar with auction catalogue:
Check PDF

Objects list (40)

Author
Object type
Technique
Sorting
1
Ryszard Winiarski
“Page” (diptych), 1974
ink on paper, 24 x 16 x 8 cm / x2
Price: 180,000 PLN
6
Andrzej Nowacki
"13.05.18", 2018
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, plywood, 100 x 100 cm
Price: 50,000 PLN
7
Andrzej Nowacki
"'24.03.18", 2018
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, plywood, 100 x 100 cm
Price: 50,000 PLN
8
Andrzej Nowacki
"12.06.05", 2005
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, plywood, 48 x 48 cm
Price: 22,000 PLN
10
Jan Berdyszak
”Focusing area XXXVI”, 1978-79
acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 180 x 4,5 cm
Price: 27,000 PLN
11
Jan Berdyszak
“Focusing area XXXIX”, 1978-9
acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 180 x 4,5 cm
Price: 27,000 PLN
12
Jan Berdyszak
“Focusing area XXIV”, 1978-79
acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 180 x 3,5 cm
Price: 27,000 PLN
14
Henryk Stazewski
Relief no. 84, 1979
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, 64 x 63,5 cm
Price: 70,000 PLN
15
Henryk Stazewski
“Relief no. 9”, 1979
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, 44,5 x 45 cm
Price: 62,000 PLN
16
Henryk Stazewski
“Relief no. 7”, 1976
acrylic on beaverboard, 42 x 42 cm
Price: 65,000 PLN
17
Henryk Stazewski
“Relief no. 21”, 1978
acrylic, relief on board, 34 x 34 cm
Price: 62,000 PLN
18
Janusz Orbitowski
“Composition 4/90”, 1990
acrylic, relief on board, 42 x 60 cm
Price: 20,000 PLN
19
Danuta Lewandowska
Untitled, 1973
acrylic, thread on beaverboard, 65 x 48 cm
Price: 20,000 PLN
20
Aleksandra Wejchert
Untitled, 1966
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, plywood, 92,5 x 60,5 cm
Price: 20,000 PLN
25
Jan Pamula
Structure with Triangles,, 1974
acrylic on beaverboard, 182 x 200 cm
Price: 60,000 PLN
26
Jan Pamula
"With Triangles,", 1974
acrylic on canvas, 140 x 135 cm
Price: 45,000 PLN
29
Jan Ziemski
“Interference”, 1971
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, 60 x 60 cm
Price: 75,000 PLN
30
Jan Ziemski
Untitled, 1976
acrylic, relief on beaverboard, plywood, 68 x 68 cm
Price: 65,000 PLN
31
Bronislaw Kierzkowski
“Factural composition no. 154”, 1959
relief, mixed media on plaster, 48 x 105 cm
Price: 58,000 PLN
32
Bronislaw Kierzkowski
"74", 1987
assamblage on board, 50 x 55 cm
Price: 20,000 PLN
33
Roman Owidzki
"Twists", 1973
oil, relief on canvas mounted on board, 111 x 79 cm
Hammer price: 48,000 PLN
34
Roman Owidzki
Untitled, 1961-62
oil/canvas, 73 x 100 cm
Price: 55,000 PLN
35
Zdzislaw Stanek
“Lightforms VI”, 1978
relief, polychromed wood, cardboard on beaverboard and flaxboard, 100 x 70 cm
Price: 24,000 PLN
36
Andrzej Marian Bartczak
“Symmetry of mystery”, 1981
wood, paper, mixed media, canvas, rope, 39 x 35 cm
Price: 4,500 PLN