Marek Sobczyk

BORN 1955, Warszawa

From 1982-1992, Sobczyk was a member of the now-legendary Gruppa collective, taking part in almost all of its performances and actions and co-editing the periodical Oj dobrze już. In the second half of the 1980s, he began painting expressive figural compositions of rich and varied colour schemes and textures. Text, sometimes rhyming, plays an important role in his paintings, becoming the central element of the composition. Sobczyk is also an author of book and advertising graphic designs, since 1991 in association with Piotr Młodożeniec as Zafryki. He has published two books in the field of art theory: Kurs sublimacji [A course in sublimation] and Kurs abstrakcji [A course in abstraction]. He graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where in 1980 he earned a degree from Prof. Stefan Gierowski.

What? Light. How? Ironically
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Marek Sobczyk

What? Light. How? Ironically

2000 / egg tempera, canvas / 180 x 230 cm / no. 0034 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0    Wróć
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Sobczyk’s painting What? Light. How? Ironically is a bold attempt to portray the painter’s palette. The upper portion of the multi-coloured composition displays the colors used in making it. Below are fields of colour, gradually growing darker towards the bottom of the picture, and only roughly matching the names listed above. Sobczyk’s gesture highlights a disparity between the language used to describe paintings and what the human eye actually records. The classic forms of art analysis and interpretation have become obsolete, argues the artist in his characteristic, ironic style.

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