Jarosław
Modzelewski

A Surrealistic atmosphere like a reality well known to the artist. An attempt to fight against the subjectivity that shapes it through a constant game of absurdities and nonsensicalities. Playing with it as a form of opposition while respecting the principles of realist painting. Despite the fact that Jarosław Modzelewski's works are included in the current of Polish neo-expressionist painting, they show real links with the real world surrounding the artist, which can be found in the schematic form and shape of the object. His paintings are a kind of result of reflection on a given moment of reality.

Modzelewski has reduced the superfluous elements in his paintings to a minimum, which has enabled him to bring the pure expression and emotion of the subject to the foreground. The people and situations shown in a conventional way, which is only an allusion to events taking place in the real world, are a testimony to the artist's critical attitude towards the current political and social situation in Poland.

 

Selected
Exhibitions
2022 Jarosław Modzelewski. Country on the Vistula. ”, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
2021 "Collision", Janos Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2020 "Caritas", Zderzak Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2019 What the Eyes Have Seen, Ego Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2017 "Landscapes and feelings", Zderzak Gallery, Krakow, Poland
2015 "A dozen or so new images", Center for Creative Activities, Ustka, Poland
2014 Old papers. New paintings ”, Zderzak Gallery, Kraków, Poland
2012/2013 BWA Gallery - Municipal Art Center in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
2011/2012 "Tur an Tur. Near. 1000 years of neighborhood in art ”, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2009 Otwarta Pracownia, Krakow, Poland
Heat and power plants - impressions, Apartment 23, Krakow, Poland
"Gender-check", MuMok, Vienna, Austria
“Illuminacje”, Salon Akademia, Warsaw, Poland
2008 "Scattered Images", Le Guern Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Art More Precious Than Gold, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland
2006 Polish Painting at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2004 "The Vistula", Zderzak Gallery, Krakow, Poland
Duty and Rebellion, Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
1999–2000 Aspects - Positions. 50 Years of Art in Central Europe ”, Vienna - Budapest
1992 "Kunst, Europa", Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany
1989 “Dad, the hands are little men! Dad, hands are cannons! ”, Zderzak Gallery, Kraków, Poland