About

Tomasz Kręcicki (1990) Poland

lives and works in Kraków, Poland.

Reaching for objects from his closest milieu, the home and the street, Kręcicki manipulates the context and scale of the everyday. Hands, feet, fruit and vegetables are among Kręcicki’s favorite motifs, portraying them in a central composition to augment them with metaphorical meanings. The potato hangs in dark space like a meteorite, the pill rests on the screen of a phone, and the core of an apple forms the axis of a gloomy landscape. Fascinated with cinema, Kręcicki employs techniques of cinematic framing, adopting lighting configurations to create the moody settings of his paintings. Shapes emerge from the darkness, a body or object lit by a fridge light, smartphone screen, or sodium street lamp. These and other procedures serve the artist as tools for exploring and recording everyday life. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, most often both at once.


2022 – Fores Project residency, London, UK

2018 – LIA Programme residency,  Spinnerei Leipzig, Germany

2018 – MeetFactory Residency, Prague, Czech Rep.

2010 – 2015 – Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow

2014 – 2015 – Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Nuremberg

2015 – POTENCJA – artist’s run space founded with Karolina Jabłońska and Cyryl Polaczek

http://galeriapotencja.tumblr.com/


solo exhibitions:

2023

Paris+ par Art Basel, Galeries Émergentes, w/ Stereo, Paris, FR

2022

Giallo, Stereo, Warsaw, PL

2020

Water Towers / Wieże ciśnień, book → exhibition, 12. 2020, PL

Eating Food Break / Przerwa na jedzenie, Stereo, Warsaw, PL

Eating Food / Jedzenie, Stereo, Warsaw – interrupted by the lockdown, PL

XXL, Muzeum Regionalne, Stalowa Wola, PL

2019

XXL, BWA Gallery, Tarnów, PL

Spirit level, Grey House Foundation, Cracow, PL

2017

Six lessons, Galeria Potencja, Cracow, PL

2015

Everything I do not do / Wszystko, czym się nie zajmuję, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

2013

Waste / odpadki, Arsene Galeria Wiatrak, Cracow, PL


group exhibitions:

2023

Friends in the Arts, TANK Shanghai, Shanghai, CN

Warsaw Spring, Stereo, Warsaw, PL

Reconciling Apparent Contradictions, Esther Schipper, Berlin, DE

Basic Fit, Office Baroque, Antwerp, BEL

Backyard, Skala Gallery, Poznań, PL

Bad Romance, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

Schulz. The Iron capital of the spirit, Muzeum Literatury, Warsaw, PL

2022

Tense Anxieties, two person show with Peter Frederiksen, PostmastersRoma, Rome, IT

On paper, Echo, Cologne, DE

Season in Hell, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko – Biała, PL

Paris Internationale Art Fair, Stereo Gallery, Paris, FR

The Discomfort of Evening / Niepokój przychodzi o zmierzchu, Zachęta, Warsaw, PL

Humoral Theory: Quattro Stagioni, BWA Bielsko-Biała, PL

Men of Late Patriarchy / Mężczyźni późnego patriarchatu, Galeria Podbrzezie, Cracow, PL

Dlaczego mi smutno, Galeria Duża Scena UAP, Poznań, PL

2021

Humoral Theory / Teoria Humoralna, BWA Zielona Góra, PL

#12 Narracje Festival, Gdańsk, PL

From A to Z and Back Again / Od A do Z i z powrotem, Stereo, Warsaw, PL

Z (Don’t panic, kiss me), Studio BWA, Wrocław, PL

Guilty pleasure, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

Give us this day… / …Daj nam dzisiaj, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, PL

Pokrzepiająca moc kserówki, Galeria Skala, Poznań, PL

2020

Alraune und Kartoffeln, two person show with Sebastian Tröger, Kunstverein Kohlenhof, Nurnberg, DE

Time and Foam / Czas i Piana, Galeria ASP Kraków, PL

Cała Polska, BWA Wrocław, PL

2019

NADA Projects Miami, Art Fairs with Potencja, Miami, US

The artist as Muse, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, US

Sensations / Closer to the people, Kunstverein Schattendorf, Schattendorf, AT

Soundcheck, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

Funny Games, Gussglashalle, Berlin, DE

Czekając aż pstryknie, Były Klub Pod Muzami, Kalisz, PL

2018

New Perspectives. Leipzig meets Cracow, Spinnerei archiv massiv, Leipzig, DE

Communications with Everything That Is,  Stefan Gierowski Foundation,  Warsaw, PL

Ozimina, Widna Gallery, Cracow, PL

LifeHack, Jedna Dva Tři Gallery, Prague, CZE

2017

Jeszcze już bardzo, Grey House Foundation Prize, Cracow, PL

Szwung, Schwarz Contemporary, Berlin, DE

Look at us!, Gnyp Gallery, Berlin, DE

No problem, Galeria Potencja, Cracow, PL

„XY” New Generation Polish-Hungarian Painting, The MODEM Center for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen, HUN

Movie Show / Seans, Szara Gallery, Katowice, PL

Art in art, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Cracow, PL

Potency / Potencja, Raster Gallery, Warsaw, PL

Future Perfect, Galeria Potencja, Cracow, PL

2016

12th Geppert Competition / 12. Konkurs Gepperta, BWA Wrocław, PL

Out of sight, Out of Mind / Ojciec szklarz, matka szyba, Henryk, Cracow, PL

Converstations with plants / Rozmowy z roślinami, Księgarnia/Wystawa, Cracow, PL

Interstelaż, Potencja, Cracow, PL

2015

42. Biennale Malarstwa Bielska Jesień, Galeria Bielska BWA, 3rd Prize, Bielsko Biała, PL

2014

Lepiej mieć horyzont wąski…, Zderzak Gallery, Cracow, PL

Any resemblance, two person show with Cyryl Polaczek, Aa Collections, Vienna

2013

What is Art For? / Po co sztuka?, Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow MOCAK, Cracow, PL

Spring / Wiosna, Wiarus Canteen, Cracow, PL

 

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