Piotr Butkiewicz

Piotr Butkiewicz

Wroclaw, Europe, Poland

About Piotr Butkiewicz

My painting is an attempt to familiarize and alternate the surrounding reality into my own. For many years I focused mainly on landscapes - their atmosphere, light, changeability. Since almost ten years it evolved into less concrete forms, the narration built on the language of unconstrained gesture, abstraction and activities devoid of reason's dictate. The painting is autonomous.
The subjects that I undertake, the same as the process of painting itself, are in most cases intimate and private. The most recent examples involve: the relations of forms, delight, absconding, breathing, depth - rather less concrete and treated as the rule of origin rather than illustration.
I am set on painting that is liberated and separate from the harsh reality, in order to counterbalance it.




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2012-2014 University of Wroclaw, Postgraduate Studies in Pedagogy, Wroclaw Poland
1986-1991 Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, Master's Degree in Sculpture, in the studio of Professor Leon Podsiadły


Solo Exhibitions:

2019 - "Touch Games", Ancien Cinema, Jazz Club and Gallery, Vianden, Luxembourg

2015 - „Freedom”, MIA Gallery, Wroclaw
- „Clear relations”, Ars Nova Gallery, Lodz

2014 - „In touch”, Olympia Gallery, Krakow

2013 - „Painting”, Technical University of Lodz

2012 - „Pity the sense”, Olympia Gallery, Krakow

2011 – „Just Painting”, Chrr Gallery, Wroclaw

2009 - „Painting”, Terbeek Gallery, Holland

2008 - „I went to you”, Uhlehoff, Schwarmstedt, Germany

2006 - „Steinbrunne” - a sculpture for a town Maxdorf, Germany

2005 - „Painting”, Kreismuseum, Dippoldiswalde, Germany

2004 - „Round the Table“, DESIGN Gallery, BWA. Wroclaw, Poland

2002 - „Sculpture“, Kleinniedesheim Castel , Germany

2001 - „Painting“, Kreissparkasse, Ludwigshafen, Germany
- „Impressions“, ARS NOVA Gallery, Lodz

1999 - „Painting“, Oma Huone Gallery, Helsinki
- „Painting“, Bell' Arte Gallery, Berlin

1998 - „Painting“, Na Odwachu Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
„Painting“, Charlotte, USA

1997 - „Painting“, Canaletto Gallery, Warsaw

1994 - „I went and gave up“, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław Poland
1991 - „Istnienie koguta w butach“, W Pasazu Gallery, Wrocław, Poland

Major Collective Exhibitions:

2011 - „Anarchy in cosmos“, „U“ Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
- „Abel+4“, The Museum of Klodzko Land“, Klodzko, Poland

2009 - Participation in project and a film by Artur Zmijewski: „A souvenir from Celuloza“ for MoMA NY, Swiecie, Poland

2008 - Participation in Schilderfestival, Noortwijk, Holland (also in 2007)

2005 - „ART-EX 2005”, Sculpture Symposium, sculpture „The wafe“ for a city Kraliky, Czech Republic
- participation in International Sculpture Symposium Brienz, Swiss (also in 2003)

2004 - „Polish Design“, Regentenkamer, Den Hag
- „Hand of Man, Colour of Soil“, Pracownia Gallery, Warsaw

2000 - Participation in Lower Silesia Exhibition at EXPO 2000, Hannover

1995 - „The Shambles of Art“, BWA Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
- „Our Inherency“, Galerie Der Kunstler,Munich

1992 - „Place is not a Place“, Triennale of Young Art, CRP Oronsko, Poland