At the FAKRO company headquarters, which has become a branch of the IMO Gallery from Stary Sącz, another exhibition of paintings has been unveiled. This time, guests and employees of one of the largest companies in the region can admire works of art from the International Painting Plenair, which took place in the Stary Sącz Gallery in August and September of this year.
The art gallery is the second exhibition of works by international painters, resulting from the collaboration between FAKRO and the IMO Gallery. It is also a result of the "FAKRO - a window open to art" campaign.
It is an honor for us to indirectly host artists recognized worldwide at the company's headquarters. Currently, we are preparing for the training season for our partners. We estimate that approximately 5,000 people will visit us during the autumn-winter period. Among them are individuals for whom art is a part of everyday life, especially our architect friends, comments Janusz Komurkiewicz, Member of the Board, Marketing Director at FAKRO.
The exhibition at FAKRO features 11 works of art by outstanding and diverse artists from Italy, Spain, Japan, Hungary, Latvia, and Poland, among other countries.
The International Painting Plenair is a seasonal cultural event that has been held in Stary Sącz since 2006. Artists inspired by the landscapes and culture of Małopolska gather in the historical and unique atmosphere of this charming town to create, exchange artistic experiences, and present their work to the local community and tourists. Over 200 artists from 16 countries, including Japan, China, Spain, the USA, and Belarus, have participated so far. This year, we hosted 10 artists. Many beautiful figurative works were created, depicting our region in various ways. The culmination of the two-week stay of the artists was the vernissage of the works prepared during the plenair, which I had the pleasure of opening alongside the Mayor of Stary Sącz, Jacek Lelek. I am delighted that we can present a part of this plenary at the friendly FAKRO company headquarters. I hope that this exhibition will allow you moments of reflection and bring smiles to the faces of both employees and numerous visitors, summarizes Ewelina Kochańska, artistic curator of the IMO Gallery.
The exhibition at FAKRO will be available until the end of this year.
List of paintings - exhibition at FAKRO
Jacek Polak was born in Kraków in 1957. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Kraków University of Technology. Between 1988-1992 he lived and worked in the USA, exhibiting his works in art galleries located in Washington, Baltimore and San Francisco. Nowak settled in Stockholm at the end of 1992 where he continued his artistic activities. During his stay in Sweden Nowak cooperated with many Scandinavian art galleries and institutions promoting art. In 1998 he co-founded the new Stockholm art gallery named Abante, exhibiting works of Swedish and Polish artists. He returned to his hometown of Kraków in 2002, renewing his old artistic contacts.
Currently lives and works in Cachan, France. In 2013, she moved to France through the Agency for Cultural Affairs' New Artists Overseas Dispatch Program. The artist mainly exhibits oil paintings and watercolors in France and Japan, and has collaborated with numerous companies on illustrations and short animations. Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Neonilla Medvedeva was born in Riga in 1987. In 2005 she graduated the painting department of the Latvian Art Academy, master workshop of figurative painting with professors Kristaps Zariņš and Juris Jurjans. Since 2006, she has participated in numerous general exhibitions in Latvia and abroad, and has also more than 18 personal exhibitions. Neonilla is an artist of a new generation of classical painting and landscape painting. Draws from nature, participates in plein-airs in Latvia. She is also engaged in icon painting, church painting and restoration. Relying on academic drawing and working in oil on canvas, Neonilla connects cultural archetypes with modernity. She says: "In my work, everything is from nature. Rely on your vision a lot. A lot has been invented, but much more has not been invented. I am interested in nature and human. Drawing, I study nature, depicting the nuances of its splendor."
Francesco Sciaccaluga was born in Genoa, Liguria. He graduated from the Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa. He started creating engravings in 1997 and has since become both a painter and engraver. In 1998 he moved to Milan where he teaches art subjects in state schools. Sciaccaluga took part in a number of graphic design exhibitions in Italy and other countries.
Born in Picassent, Valencia, Paco Santana paints, draws, sculpts and illustrates children's books. His multiples works include painting the dome in chapel in his home town and sculpting bronze figures of persons important for the local catholic church. Holder of the Ph. D. in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He exhibited his works in many European countries.
I was born in Sălsig, near Baia Mare, Romania. I am a painter, member of UAPR, I have over 220 exhibition participations, auctions, art fairs in Romania, France, Poland, USA, Hungary, Belgium, Austria, China, etc.Personal exhibitions in Baia Mare, Bucharest, Brussels, New York. Prizes in Romania, Italy, Poland (Prize of the Association of Pastelists from Poland, Nowy Sacz, August 2011).
My works are influenced by the new expressionism. I make depicting scenes. I portray people because a face can tell you everything. We feel often lonely ourselves although we have society. It seems like a contradiction but many people know this feeling. I try to bring this closer with my paintings. My interest in fine art are the ridles of the inner worlds, the meanings of the motifs.
Ewelina Kochańska, MA in Cultural Studies, UX designer, organiser of cultural activities and artist (she obtained her diploma in the painting studio of Prof. Janusz Orbitowski). Kochańska’s works are shown in individual and group exhibitions. Her works can be found in private collections in Poland and abroad. She has been associated with the Ada Sari Centre for Culture and Art in Stary Sącz for more than decade. At the IMO Gallery she is the main gallery specialist and art curator. Kochańska has curatorial responsibility for the International Plein Art Painting Festival held in Stary Sącz.
Janusz Motylski is from Staniszów and lives and creates his works in Karpacz, the Lower Silesia. His main areas of creative artistic interests are: painting, drawing, graphic art, unique fabric, sculpture and photography.
Janusz Motylski is a member of the Union of Polish Plastic Artists. He is also a member of the Silesian Creative Group, known as " ADRA-art". He is the winner of Polish and international awards and some distinctions in the field of art. He is also the winner of the Award of the Marshal of the Lower Silesia Province "for outstanding achievements in culture", and was awarded the medal "of merit for the Diocese of Legnica" for conducting activities promoting culture and art.
His works of art are displayed in art galleries, museums and private collections. ( e.g. in Belarus, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, China, Japan, Mexico, the United States and Poland). Janusz Motylski had more than 60 individual exhibitions and more than 150 collective exhibitions.
Having trained in the exact science of the engineering, based on which all the objects around us are made, I have always been preoccupied with the techniques and technologies of creating and making an art. object. I find the process of creating an art object just as miraculous as a birth. Member of Visual Artists' Union of Romania since 2017.