polona institute


1 December 2017, 6 pm – 9 pm
Exhibition open until 14 December 2017

al. Jana Pawła II 49, Warsaw

Opening hours:
The exhibition is open from 4pm to 8pm from Monday to Friday, and from 12am to 6pm on Saturdays.

On 1 December the Polana Institute will open an exhibition of new paintings by Tymek Borowski.

Borowski returns to painting after years of exploring other forms of art. He paints with an awareness of digital technology, its pursuit of high definition, emancipation, and the multitudes of detail. However, he also focuses on the materials, where painting has a tremendous advantage over digital imaging.

Borowski's works go smoothly from amusing and scary portraits to dense and amorphous compositions evoking microscopic or satellite imagery. The complex works consist of thousands of tiny decisions where a detectable general order resides beyond the analytical part of our mind.

Tymek Borowski (born 1984) is a painter, author of movies and explanatory infographics. Since graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in 2008, he has cofounded a few artistic collectives, the Internet project Billy Gallery, and the experimental design studio Czosnek. Borowski has won the prestigious Polish art award “Paszport Polityki” and the “Views” Deutsche Bank Foundation Audience Award.

Paintings presented in the exhibition come from the series “Objective reality. A study of the material world.”

Project realized as a scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.

Co-financed as an art scholarship by the city of Warsaw.

The Polana Institute is an art institution founded by Marika Zamojska and Justyna Wesołowska. It focuses on international networking and a wide range of activities in the field of art.

There are two main themes to explore: programming the future of visual arts, and nature as a metaphor for political awareness and artistic resistance.

The Polana Institute combines the functions of an art institution, gallery and educational and research faculty. Polana curates exhibitions and off-site projects, organizes collectors meetings (Happy Collectors) and runs Art in Practice postgraduate studies.


justyna@polana.institute marika@polana.institute

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