About Jarek Puczel
Born in Ketrzyn, Poland in 1965, Jarek Puczel received his MA from the University of Warsaw in 1990. He approaches his work with the idea that life is a movie or a game of illusion and the world is a playground where different realities play with one another. Puczel catches the calmness of apparently simple and unspectacular situations with an impressive modesty and apparent ease. He creates an interesting and tense moment, which we can neither escape nor interpret appropriately. The reduced, yet still expressive colors in his compositions create an outstanding clarity that seems less disturbing than it has a soothing and allaying effect on the viewer. He explores the empty silence of different situations and reduces the image to the most essential details, thus forcing us to read between the lines and let ourselves dive into the situation depicted. puczel.pl , robertfontainegallery.com , galerie-sandhofer.com
University of Warsaw, MA (1990).
Creative Film Workshops OKO, Warsaw.
Member of Polish Painters and Sculptors Union.
2014 - Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montréal
2014 - CONTEXT Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2014 - The Art Hunter, Sydney
2013 - AQUA Miami + SCOPE Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013 - SCOPE Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013 - SCOPE NYC, Robert Fontaine Gallery
2013 - Art Wynwood Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery
Individual: Milano Gallery, Warsaw 2015; Galerie Sandhofer, Salzburg 2014; Milano Gallery, Warsaw 2012; Rynek Gallery, Olsztyn 2011; Galerie Sandhofer, Innsbruck 2006; Gallery 24, Berlin 2002.
Collective exhibitions and presentations (selected):
Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris 2014; Galerie 22Ruemuller, Paris 2014; The Art Hunter, Sydney 2014, SCOPE Miami, AQUA Miami, SCOPE Basel, SCOPE New York - 2013; Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami 2012; Milano Gallery, Warsaw 2011; SCOPE Miami - myartspace.com booth, Miami 2010; ART International Fair, Innsbruck 2009; Wozownia Gallery, Torun 2003.