Jakub Julian ZiółkowskiBORN 1980, Zamość
Julian Jakub Ziółkowski draws on classic genres of painting such as landscape, portrait, and the nude, yet art history and tradition are but points of departure for him, his works being filled with codes only he understands. Fantastic plants, mysterious structures of tiny elements, labyrinths – all these are evoked in his oil paintings, drawings, and gouaches. Ziółkowski has a degree from the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts, obtained in 2005 under Prof. Leszek Misiak. Since 2004, he has been represented by the Foksal Gallery Foundation, and since 2005, by Hauser & Wirth in Zurich in London. In 2008, he participated in the famous exhibition The Generational: Younger than Jesus at The New Contemporary Art Museum in New York.