Ryszard GrzybBORN 1956, Sosnowiec
Ryszard Grzyb is a co-founder of the now-legendary Gruppa, a collective that in the years 1982-1992 made fundamental contributions to the canon of Polish painting. He published his poems, sketches, and drawings in the periodical Oj dobrze już. In the 1980s, he depicted mostly fantastic themes using temperas on cardboard, as well as creating work that served as socio-political commentary. He changed his visual language in the early 90s, opting for a highly decorative, formally simplified style. Grzyb is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts but completed the first three years of his studies at the State Graduate School for Visual Arts in Wrocław. Besides painting, he writes poetry. He has been published by periodicals such as Nowy Wyraz and Miesięcznik Literacki.