Exhibition "Elementary Particles"

Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU (Brussels)
07/10/14 - 26/10/14
Cząstki elementarne Cząstki elementarne

The Polish Institute and the Kujawsko-Pomorskie region have invited the Polish artist and professor Krzysztof Pituła at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU in Brussels to present his painting series entitled “Cząstki Elementarne" (Elementary particles). This event will take place in the framework of the European Week of the Regions and Cities. The exhibition will be officially opened on 7th October 2014 and will last until 26th October.

>>> Who is Krzysztof Pituła
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>>> Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU in Brussels (Rue Stevinstraat 139, 1000 Brussels) - see map
>>> 7 > 26 October 2014
>>> Official opening on Tuesday 7 October 2014 at 19:00
>>> Free of charge (registration obligatory via email: thomas.vanhauwaert@instytutpolski.org)

Elementary Particles
Krzysztof Pituła will present his open series of paintings entitled “Elementary particles”. The fundamental components on these paintings form a larger unity. The enlarged forms create the gravitational and levitating mysterious setting of matter. The chosen form and formal design allow the artist to uphold a far-reaching rationality of communication and discipline and at the same time provide for all what seems random and gets out of control. Formal requirements, program assumptions constitute the framework for creating pictures in quest of visuality of this world, which resides in us as an everlasting physical and spiritual awareness.
Optical magnificence of our world emerging out of natural and continuous processes of self-determination give excuse and motivate my painting grapple in search for authorial self-determination of colour and form.
The artist finds the personal artistic painting processes as an imaginative reference to self-determination mechanisms in the world of material particles of space to which we belong. This intellectual aspect, though important from the perspective of perceiving the idea of wholeness, does not obscure the essence of creation processes, which trigger the highest emotions. For Pituła, the processes of creation mean a lonely immersion into the matter of painting, and which involve a state of optimal focus and contemplation.

Krzysztof Pituła
Krzysztof Pituła was born in 1952 in Gołańcza, Poland. He obtained his artistic diploma for painting in 1977 at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Nicolaus Copernicus University (UMK) in Toruń. He addresses painting within a range of various forms and techniques. He is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts at UMK in Toruń, the head of atelier “Malarstwo w Architekturze” (Painting in Architecture) and gives lectures in the field of Contemporary Artistic Techniques. Krzysztof Pituła has created several series of works, of which the most important ones are: Estrofole (1980-1985), Ikary (1985-1988), Żywioły (1988-1995), Konstelacje Perłowe (1995-2009), Fraktale (2009-2012) and Cząstki Elementarne (since 2013). His works are exhibited in the Museums of Contemporary Arts in Toruń, Szczecin and Grudziądz (in Poland) and abroad in Paris, Milano, Frankfurt am Main and Nove Mesto. He has exhibited at 30 one-man art shows and over 60 group painting exhibits at home and abroad: Poland, USA, Canada, France, Germany, and Slovenia.

In his work, Krzysztof Pituła always aims at transforming stereotypes and habits of his “artistic language” as a symbol of a new situation – not only artistic, but most of all cognitive and ideological. In his picture of the world, the force of gravity of form aspires to the right place, and because it works in various directions, it seems to be in motion, changing various dimensions of space: physical and “metaphysical”, set in time and space and “eternal”, inherent and “supernatural”.
The picture of the real world embalmed in the latest paintings by Krzysztof Pituła is a metaphoric expression of existential experience, connecting the physical aspect of space with psychological and spiritual elements. This is the field where contemporary artistic research has a wide scope of activity, facilitating dialogue, and encouraging development of new relations between humanities and exact sciences. Prof. Krzysztof Pituła invests in his paintings in an unlimited development of a free soul, joins the truth of experience and the truth of self-awareness, and, thus, his artistic works constitute an original contribution to the development of contemporary European artistic culture.

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