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Karol Palczak

,,Pother" exhibition

The Gallery of The Jan Matejko Academy Of Fine Arts in Krakow
November 02,2021 - November 18,2021
Karol Palczak, photo by K. Marciniak

November 2, 2021 November 18, 2021

Pothers is a slang term used to describe unusual events and situations, fights and commotions. When they occur in the Subcarpathian town called Krzywcza on the San River, shrouded in smoke they rise from under the brush of Karol Palczak. The swirling veils make the scenes experienced by the painter and his characters unreal. These peculiar, unrealistic and at the same time true documents of the Subcarpathian twilights make you reflect.

Beauty and horror, melancholy, anxiety, decadence – the Palczak’s paintings are filled with these impressions. In November 2021, on All Souls’ Day, these impressions will take over the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. They will free us from urban troubles and lift us into the misty expanse of Subcarpathian sky.

Exhibition poster is illustrated by the painting “Dym” from Galeria Bielska BWA collection.

All presented paintings obtained thanks to the courtesy of the artist, Galeria Bielska BWA and collectors.


Karol Palczak

Honest, decisive and insightful artist. Graduate of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (workshop of Professor Janusz Matuszewski). In 2018 he was awarded the Grand Prix of the 1st Kraków Art Salon, in 2019 he was the laureate of the 44th Painting Biennale ‘Bielska Jesień’, and in 2020 he was nominated for the Passports of Polityka in the field of visual arts.