DOUBLE -Exhibition of Tomek Baran and Łukasz Stokłosa


Exhibition of Tomek Baran and Łukasz Stokłosa Opening 24th June, 19.00 On view till August 14

Wednesday 24 June 2015, 7:00 pm

1061 Budapest, Andrássy út. 32

Exhibition opening: 24th June, 19.00

Opening speech by Viktoria Popovics art historian
On view till 14th August

Platan Gallery invites you for the opening of ŁUKASZ STOKŁOSA’s and TOMEK BARAN’s “DOUBLE” show. The exhibition presents juxtaposed works of two of the most interesting young generation polish artists. Stokłosa creates his paintings in noire aesthetic, with strong reference to the tradition of european painting, at the same time interpreting themes from popular culture. His works will be placed on display in a perverse dialogue with abstract works by Baran that are more focused on the formal search. This dialogue will allow viewers to look at this paintings in a new way, analyse one through the other. Focused on materiality Baran’s paintings will distil reflections on the structure of the image in the Stokłosa works. The romantic pictures by Stokłosa will emphasize the presence of mood in the Baran’s works which undertake meta reflection on images. The viewer will be able to combine threads that are common for both artists and differences appearing through the physical proximity of compiled works. The artists use completely different means of expression and different methods of painting but concomitantly their art is connected by recurring motifs - existing in their paintings reflection, mainly on the space. Referring to the title of the exhibition, the public will be able to see “double” - taken from two different angles - reflection on the nature of contemporary painting.


Born in 1986 in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska. In 2010 he graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków and immediately was invited to the group show “Ars Homo Erotica” in Warsaw. His first solo exhibition "Zimowa opowiesc" took place at Zderzak in 2011 and revealed a typical for the artist atmosphere of romanticism and decadence: palace`s interiors, winter landscapes and portraits of movie actors as historical figures. On the similar mood was held his second solo exhibition "The Composition of Paintings" (2013, Zderzak Gallery), which attracted many art lovers and collectors. In 2013 he received an Award of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship`s Marshal at Eugeniusz Geppert Competition.
Stokłosa`s inspiration comes from mass culture: B movies, television series, and pornography. His pictures are sensual and intelligent, they allure and repel, they have multiple false bottoms, just like any good noir film. His pictures and spatial objects have already found their way into many private collections. //Galeria Zderzak//

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Born in 1985 in Stalowa Wola. Lives and works in Cracow. In 2010 he graduated with an MA in painting from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts. He debuted in 2008 at the Campaigne for Revaluating Abstraction at F.A.I.T. Gallery in Cracow. He has shown his solo projects at Bunkier Sztuki, AS Gallery and Delikatesy Gallery in Cracow, MDS Gallery in Wroclaw. His works have been also shown at many group exhibitions in Poland and abroad. In 2010 he was participant in residency program in Montrouge.

In 2012 Baran received the award of recognition from Strabag ArtAward and was artist-in-residence in Vienna.  //Gallery Le Guern//