Untitled 2003 | Silkscreen and acryl on wood. Project made especially for a presentation in the National museum of Krakow.

Untitled 2003 | Silkscreen and acryl on wood. National museum of Krakow.

In Struk's art, everyone can find themselves, since the area of his penetration and references has a universal dimension. Struk however orders us to look at them with his eyes and accept his reasons displayed via the thoroughly contemporary language of art, this art which has melted the specific knowledge of our age and the everlasting human sensitivity into difficult verses of intellectual poetry.

Jerzy Madeyski | 1989

Works

Untitled | 1994 | Silkscreen

Honorary mention | International Print Triennial | Krakow | 1994

Untitled | 2000 | Digital ink print

Grand Prix | International Print Triennial | Krakow | 2000

Installation State of Memory | Contemporary Art Gallery Zacheta | Warsaw | 1997

Jacob's awakening | 1993 | Acryl on pannel

Grand prix of painting | Sarreguemines | 1993

From the interest in petroglyphs to the luminous and immaterial form adopted from the coffin portrait, the same intuition seems to envilen the works of Tomasz, leading him from dreams about recreating the past to dreams of capturing, as he puts it himself, "the future of a certain past."

Leszek Brogowski | 2000

See the cycles
Cycle 1: 1987-1991
Gesture painting and the memorial trace

Cycle 2: 1994-1999
The white paintings .

Cycle 3: 1993-2003
The hexagonal shape, geometry of memory

Cycle 4: 1993-2013
State of memory

Short bio

French-polish painter, printmaker and author of installations. Born in 1952 in Bytom. Died in 2004 in Berlin. Studied at Katowice Department of Krakow Academy of Fine Arts. Lived and worked in Berlin, Paris and Katowice. Collaborated with the Walter Bischoff Galerie ( Berlin, Stuttgart) and the Starmach Gallery in Krakow.

Selected awards

  • 1988

    Grand Prix for the Painting | Le Ressort des Arts | Paris

  • 1988

    Prize of the mayor of the city of Szczecin | XIV contemporary polish painting festival | Szczecin

  • 1993

    Grand Prix for the painting | Sarreguemines

  • 1994

    Honorary Mention | International Print Triennial | Krakow

  • 2000

    Grand Prix | Polish Print Triennial | Katowice

  • 2000

    Grand Prix | International Print Triennial | Krakow

Selected exhibitions

  • 1980

    Gallery ON | Poznan

  • 1985

    Norske Grafikere | Oslo

  • 1989

    BWA | Katowice

  • 1990

    BWA | Opole

  • 1991

    Salon "Découvertes 91" stand gallery 6 | Grand Palais | Paris

  • 1992

    Galeria Promocyjna | Warsaw

  • 1992

    ART Cologne, stand gallery 6 | Cologne

  • 1992

    Galerie Philippe Gand | Paris

  • 1992

    Galeria Brama - Galeria 6 | Gliwice

  • 1993

    Art Center Kronika | Bytom

  • 1993

    Arsenal City Gallery | Poznan

  • 1993

    Galeria Milano | Warsaw

  • 1994

    Polish culture Institute | Berlin

  • 1994

    Galerie Philippe Gand | Paris

  • 1994

    Upper - Silesian cultural Center | Katowice

  • 1995

    Galeria Starmach | Krakow

  • 1995

    Public Art Gallery | Lodz

  • 1997

    Contemporary art Gallery Zacheta | Warsaw

  • 1997

    Walter Bischoff Gallery | Berlin

  • 1997

    Upper Silesian Museum | Bytom

  • 2000

    Galeria Kordegarda | Warsaw

  • 2000

    Estampa | Stand Gallery Zacheta | Madrid

  • 2001

    Galeria Brama | Gliwice

  • 2002

    Walter Bischhoff Gallery | Stuttgart

  • 2003

    National Museum | Krakow

  • 2004

    Stand Galeria Brama | Art Fair | Poznan

  • 2005

    Walter Bischoff Gallery | Berlin

  • 2005

    Gallery ENGRAM | Upper-Silesian Cultural Center | Katowice

  • 2010

    Galeria Wizytujaca | Warsaw

  • 2018

    Translucencies | Rondo sztuki | BWA | Museum of Silesia | Katowice

  • 1978

    VII International Print Biennial | Krakow

  • 1979

    VI British International Print Biennial | Bradford

  • 1979

    XII International Print Biennial | Lublana

  • 1979

    Ibizagrafic | Ibiza

  • 1980

    Impact Art Festival | Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art | Kyoto

  • 1981

    Polish contemporary print | Wissenschafftlich-kulturelles centrum | Bauhaus | Dessau

  • 1981

    The Emotion | the Reason, the Fact | Zachęta | Warsaw

  • 1981

    Impact Art Festival | Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art | Kyoto

  • 1982

    Colour in the polish print art | Polish institute | Paris

  • 1982

    Young painting-young Expression 33 Salon | Grand Palais | Paris

  • 1986

    XI International Print Biennial | Krakow

  • 1986

    Landscape changes | Neue Berliner Galerie | Kunsthalle Weimar | BWA Toruń | Muzeum Narodowe | Warsaw

  • 1986

    Intergrafia | BWA | Katowice

  • 1987

    Xylon 10 | Winterthur

  • 1988

    Le Ressort des Arts 88 | Paris

  • 1988

    XIV contemporary polish painting Festival | Szczecin

  • 1989

    Traces of Absence – Groumellec | Opałka | Struk,Prehistorical art | Muzeum Historii | Katowice

  • 1989

    Polish contemporary drawing | Polish institute | Paris

  • 1990

    Salon Montrouge | Paris

  • 1990

    Art Cologne | Cologne

  • 1990

    Art Jonction International | Nice

  • 1990

    Art Fiera | Bolonia

  • 1992

    From Bonnard to Baselitz | Masterpiece of the print from the twentieth century. Collection de la Bibliothèque Nationale à Paris | Paris

  • 1993

    Art Cologne | Cologne

  • 1993

    International Triennial of Graphic Art | Maastricht

  • 1994

    Salon Montrouge | Paris

  • 1994

    Pokaz I | UpperSilesian Museum | Bytom

  • 1994

    International Print Triennial | Krakow

  • 1995

    New Discoveries | Walter Bischoff Galerie | Stuttgart

  • 1995

    The Kronika collection Art Centrum | Kronika | Bytom

  • 1995

    I International Fair of contemporary Art. | Strasbourg

  • 1996

    Grund und Schatten | Grosser Wasserspeicher | Berlin

  • 1996

    Print from Katowice | Museum Junge Kunst | Frankfort/O

  • 1997

    Saga | Espace Branly | Paris

  • 1997

    The artists of the Gallery | Starmach Gallery | Krakow

  • 1997

    Walter Bischoff Galerie | Accrochage | Stuttgart

  • 1999

    The artists of the Gallery Starmach gallery | Krakow

  • 2000

    International print Triennial | Bunkier Sztuki | Krakow

  • 2000

    Polish print Triennial | BWA | Katowice

  • 2000

    Polish Contemporary painting festival | National Museum | Szczecin

  • 2001

    The 1900 – 2000 polish print | Centre de la Gravure et de la l’Image Imprimée | La Louviere

  • 2001

    Faces of Death | BWA | Katowice

  • 2002

    Sign of the present | Vienna Art Center | Vienna

  • 2002

    Artefakty | Galeria Kronika | Bytom

  • 2002

    Chlanda | Czadankiewicz | Jabłońska | Nawrot | Robakowski | Struk | Warpechowski - Galeria Kronika | BCK | Bielsko-Biala

  • 2002

    Berliner | Galeria Sektor I | Katowice i Galeria Kronika | Bytom

  • 2003

    International print Triennial | Bunkier Sztuki | Krakow

  • 2003

    5 th polish Print Triennial | BWA | Katowice

  • 2005

    Hommage a Tomasz Struk | GCK | Katowice

  • 2007

    Prozna 2007 | Warsaw

Collections

  • National Museum | Krakow
  • National Museum | Warsaw
  • National Museum | Szczecin
  • Upper Silesian Museum | Bytom
  • Silesian Museum | Katowice
  • Museum of History | Katowice
  • Contemporary art Gallery of Zacheta | Warsaw
  • Kronika Gallery | Bytom
  • Starmach Gallery | Krakow
  • BWA | Torun
  • BNF | Cabinet des Estampes | Paris
  • Municipal Museum of Art | Kyoto
  • Kwan Hoon Museum of fine Art | Seoul
  • Museum Junge Kunst | Sammlung Land Brandenburg | Frankfurt/Oder
  • Villa Haiss | Museum für Zeitgenosssiche Kunst | Hell a .H
  • Kupferstisch Kabinett | State Museum of Prussian Cultural Heritage | Berlin
Biography
Tomasz Struk