Currently we can notice an interestingphenomenon – what we witness is in some way a renaissance of interest inclassic printmaking techniques. Paradoxically even after an invasion of digitalgraphic or digital multiplication of paintings, the classic printmaking hasretained its unique status.
The youngest generation of artists treat the medium in an exceptional way. They fight for the right to receipt their works in a more direct way just as it is with painting, photographs or posters art. Furthermore they abandon small scale trying to change a general attitude towards the printmaking as a cameral genre. That’s why the display focuses on prints made in large and medium scale. Those artpieces are usually made in classic techniques but quite often they are also an evidence of searching new ways of expression by young artists. One of the most interesting example of those explorations are large-scale, spatial 3D works by Michał Kochański.
Publication of a unique folder with prints made by six artists who take part in the exhibition is an important supplement of the whole project. This is a nod to collectors, both to those who have been collecting prints for many years, but are not necessarily familiar with the activity of the youngest generation of printmakers, as well as to those who have just started collect prints by the youngest artists. The target edition of the art folder designed by Marta Kubiak is 30 copies.
It is easy to notice that nowadays there is a popular tendency to collect paintings made by young Polish artists. Now it is time for young printmakers! They are equally original, fresh and thrilling.
The display includes artworks of six talented and interesting artists: Iwona Cur (Warsaw), Agata Gertchen (Wrocław), Piotr Jędruszczak (Warszawa), Michał Kochański (Warszawa), Marta Kubiak (Wrocław), Aleksandra Prusinowska (Gdańsk).
Curators: Mirosław Jasiński(The City Gallery in Wrocław), Krzysztof Stanisławski (STALOWA Gallery)