Roman Owidzki – Form in Painting
Exhibition opening: May 20, 2016
Exhibition on view: May 21 - July 30, 2016
An individual exhibition of Roman Owidzki (1912-2009), painter, theorist, co-founder of Foksal Gallery (1966), and professor of Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Faculty of Visual Actions and Structures of the Painting Department). His groundbreaking syllabus, fashioned the “modern” face of the Warsaw Academy in the 1950s and 1960s. Didactic activity of the Studio of Visual Actions and Structures, run from 1956 to 1985 by prof. Roman Owidzki, was crucial during the "thaw" period, that followed ever present in art social realism, with regard to development of abstract painting. Roman Owidzki shaped his own artistic education program, the methodology based on creative search for form, structure and color that he exemplified in his pictures marked with distinctive texture oriented qualities and strong relief like effects.
Curators: Marta Kowalewska, Michał Jachuła