This is a cycle of paintings and sculptures by the artistic duo. Krzysztof Kłapkowski’s works presented at the exhibition include various threads: from poetic dream visions to simple abstract presentations. On the one hand, the artist wants to simplify the modelling, on the other hand looking for solutions that express various shades of meaning. The outcome are abstract paintings that are full of references to the reality. His sculptures are part of the cycle “Istoty latające” (Flying Creatures): delicate female figures with wings frozen in motion, making you think of mythological characters.
The impetus for Katarzyna Nowak’s creations are mostly meetings with people; she is interested in man; man’s physicality and sensuality; the fine line between youth and maturity. She wants to make her presentations versatile, showing what is best in us.
Katarzyna Nowak has graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław at the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass. After graduation, she has quickly abandoned abstract productions in favour of figurative representations, often containing references to the reality. The outcome of these experiments have been deformed and expressive sculptures. In time, her work has become more subtle and perfect in terms of proportion. Man has become the major theme. She looks for ways to show the power and beauty of human body through her works. She has also designed sets for several short films.
Krzysztof Kłapkowski is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław at the Faculty of Painting, Graphic Arts and Sculpture. He has already created spatial installations during his studies. The presented annex to the diploma “Proste Maszyny latające” (Simple Flying Machines) has been well received. Initially, he has created his works from metal, paper and glass. They have been placed in space, suspended between heaven and earth. At some point, he has created clay sculptures of winged figures rising for a flight. This theme is also present in his paintings. They are full of symbols and characters that create a unique structure of images.
Both artists create and exhibit their works together. They have a number of national and international exhibitions to their credit. Their works are in private collections around the world.
They look for inspirations in the beauty of nature, human body, literature and mythology. Therefore, among popular themes are nudes, female and children’s heads, and fantastic creatures such as unicorns.
They both design and prepare decorative elements for gardens and interiors, from garden sculptures, flower pots, to ceramic forms and architectural elements (sills, portals, tiles, walls, mosaics).
The presented works are available for sale at the gallery.
Monday to Friday – noon to 10.00 p.m.
Saturday – 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Food Art Gallery
ul. Księcia Witolda 1
Katarzyny Nowak i Krzysztofa Kłapkowskiego: