Leon Tarasewicz in Museum of Architecture

The Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw invites you to a meeting with one of the most outstanding Polish contemporary artists

The Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw invites you to a meeting with one of the most outstanding Polish contemporary artists. The exhibition will show the evolution of the works of Leon Tarasewicz, from his graduation of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts in 1984, through the presentation of large-format paintings during the 1980s and 1990s, to the recently created examples of spatial compositions.

Leon Tarasewicz has been consistently crossing the boundaries of painting for over three decades. His works occupy increasingly more space – he paints on large canvas, annexes walls, floors and elements of existing architecture, transforms structural surfaces into independent painting installations made of scaffolding, wood and paint (both indoors and outdoors), he makes the viewers trample the pictures or get lost in the mazes of painting installations.

Tarasewicz enters the public space, deceives the senses and creates illusions, multiplying his painted structures and their natural surroundings in mirrored reflections. In his recent activities, he sets increasingly often the rhythm of reality with light itself, using glowing plastic forms filled with pure colour.

The event will include three complementary zones referring to the expanding limits of Tarasewicz’s painting – from traditionally understood canvas and paper works to site-specific projects designed for the Museum of Architecture and adapted to its gallery. Large-format paintings with characteristic, regularly repeating motifs inspired by nature, which gradually transform into simple signs of painting matter – stripes of colour and light as well as irregular colour patches will be juxtaposed with three-dimensional works of picture-place. The painting and light installations will be integrated with the architecture of the former Bernardine monastery, contemporarily housing the Museum of Architecture.

Curator: Małgorzata Devosges-Cubera

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