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Igor Podolczak

Igor PODOLCZAK is an Ukrainian artist. He was born on April 9th, 1962 in Lvov. In 1984 he graduated from Lvov Institut of Applied and Decorative Art with the honours degree. I was pleased to exhibit his prints in my Parisian gallery in 1990. >>

Józef Szajna

Józef Szajna was one of the "giants" of the Polish post-war theatre and fine arts. Beside Magdalena Abakanowicz and Tadeusz Kantor, he represented Poland in the most known collective exhibitons, among others in the ... >>


Stasys Eidrigevicius

Stasys Eidrigevicius, called Stasys, was born in 1949 in a small village in Lituania from Polish parents. Between 1964 and 1968 Stasys studied painting in the Institiute of Fine Arts in Vilnius. Now he lives and works in Poland where he is ... >>

Michel Henricot

Michel Henricot, a French painter, was born in 1940. Influenced in his youth by the culture of the Ancient Egypt, he now practices fantastic and figurative painting inspired by the themes of that era. He combines a mastery of technique with an ... >>

Odd Nerdrum

Odd Nerdrum is an extraordinarily talented painter, born in Norway in 1944. His work may be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum in New York; the San Diego Museum in San Diego, California; the Walker Art Museum, Minneapolis; the Milwaukee Museum of ... >>

José Hernández

José Hernández is a Spanish painter, born on 5th January 1944 in Tanger (Morocco). I discovered his works in 1985 when accidentally I came across reproductions of his paintings is a small French magazine describing an exhibition of his works. ... >>

Misha Gordin

Misha GORDIN comes from Latvia. He was born in 1946 in Riga. As Latvia was at that time a part of the Soviet Union, his cultural world was a Russian one, and his favourite film directors - Parazanow and Tarkowski. Gordin was an engineer but he ... >>

Visions des Tenebres

VISIONS DES TENEBRES (VISIONS FROM DARKNESS) In the second half of 2004 an exhibition of pictures by different authors from my private collection will take place in Poland. The exhibition will be held in Częstochowa (Municipal Art Gallery), ... >>

Jerzy Tadeusz Mróz

Jerzy Tadeusz Mróz is a Polish painter belonging to the generation of 50-year-olds. He is one of my oldest artistic friends. I met him nearly twenty years ago when I had just started to build my collection. At that time I bought three of his ... >>

Romantic Anglo-Saxon landscape of the 19th century

The Americans are considered pragmatic people, not to say down-to-earth materialists. Hardly anyone views them as romantics who are seized with emotions and go into ruptures over beautiful nature. Then it may come as a surprise if I tell you that ... >>

To die so as to leave the hell

Those of my guests who know my previous exhibitions, also know my aesthetic taste and predilection for a strong, even tragic expression. The same were Beksiński, Szajna, Gordin, such was also the exhibition “Visions des ténèbres” and ... >>

My favorites abstract artists

The visitors to my virtual gallery are accustomed to figurative art, which is usually depressing, heavy and gloomy. I have already written about it and explained why this is like that. However, they do not know that there are a number of ... >>

Marc Petit

Marc Petit, born in 1961, is a French sculptor living near Limogos. He is also an organiser of a very interesting biennale entitled “Beyond the human shape”, which he has been presenting for six years in Aix sur Vienne. >>

Sankai Juku

In order to encourage my young guests to extend their aesthetic horizons, and at the same time remain faithful to my fondness for the expressive art, today I want to show several figures from the Japanese performance of “Sankay Juku” group. ... >>

Franciszek Starowieyski

Franciszek Starowieyski is one of the bests known and highly valued Polish artists in the second half of the 20th century. Coming from an aristocratic family, in the period of Polish Peoples’ Republic he adopted a pseudonym “Byk” ... >>

Inez Baturo. Photograph.

Inez Baturo was born in 1966 in Starachowice. She is an outstanding Polish photographer, who at the same time remains engaged in large-scale organizational activities related to publishing, translation and editing. She established the Photography ... >>

The painters of agony

Although systematically marginalised by the French establishment, in France there is a group of young artists who follow strong tragic expressionism. I discovered them last year at the exhibition organised by one of them, Marc Petit, in a small ... >>

I have dreams of a museum

I do not remember a single night I would not dream, right before going to sleep, of opening a magnificent museum of Beksiński. I would call it “The Beksiński Palace”. The museum would mainly be devoted to the works of his I am the lucky ... >>

My favourite erotic photos: an exhibition of photographs by Wacław Wantuch

Works on the Virtual Museum of Zdzisław Beksiński considerably delayed the long-planned exhibition of the outstanding Polish photographer, Mr Wacław Wantuch, whose works I saw at one time at the Municipal Gallery of Art in ... >>


One of the precursors: Alfred Kubin

Each admirer of Beksiński’s art will certainly be sensitive to the unusual visions of Alfred Kubin, an Austrian drawer and writer form the end of the 19th and the first half of the 20th century (1877-1959). In his works one ... >>


Richard Laillier

Today I have a pleasure to present the outstanding French artist, Richard Laillier, who has been fascinating me for years. He was born in 1961; now he is living and working in Paris. His very interesting technique consists in ... >>



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