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Refigurations / group exhibition



Krzysztof Nowicki
Łukasz Patelczyk
Filip Wierzbicki-Nowak

Curated by Roman Lewandowski

30 March 2023 / 6 pm
Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka 

The opening will include a panel discussion with the artists participating in the exhibition

30.03 – 30.06.2023
Small Gallery in Słupsk / Partyzantów 31a
Witches’ Tower in Słupsk / al. F. Nullo 8
Centre for Creative Activities in Ustka /  Zaruskiego 1a




In his autobiographical work entitled The Notebooks of Malte-Laurids Brigge (1910), Rainer Maria Rilke writes: “There are multitudes of people, but there are many more faces, because each person has several of them. There are people who wear the same face for years; naturally it wears out, it gets dirty, it splits at the folds, it stretches, like gloves one has worn on a journey.” The exhibition “Refigurations” perversely and intentionally refers to specific names, faces, realisation procedures and titles of painting series used in the artistic work of Krzysztof Nowicki, Łukasz Patelczyk and Filip Wierzbicki-Nowak. At the same time, the exhibition is intended to present art that is not afraid of quotation or borrowing, and which fits seamlessly and lightly into the aesthetics of collage and the patchwork technique. As a result, the entire project is intended to consist of activities, works and artistic gestures by artists who, although not united by a common biography, share a sensitivity for aesthetic and semantic games. (Roman Lewandowski)


Krzysztof Nowicki was born in 1988; he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in 2013 with a degree in painting in the studio of Professor Teresa Miszkin. He is the winner of the Grand Prix in the competition “Artistic Journey of Hestia 2013” (scholarship in New York), Grand Prix of the 3rd Pomeranian Art Triennale at the PGS in Sopot, honourable mention in the F. Eibisch Foundation competition. In 2021, he was nominated for the Strabag Kunstforum Artaward. In 2021, he received the Special Prize in the Kompas Young Art competition. He was nominated for the 12th Geppert Competition (BWA Wrocław), the UAP Artistic Award “New Image/New Look”. In 2014, he participated in an artist residency at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. His works can be found in such collections as: the National Museum in Gdańsk, Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton, the Artists’ Colony Foundation and in numerous collections in Poland and abroad. Currently, he is a doctoral student at the Doctoral School of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. He lives and works in Gdańsk.

Major solo exhibitions:

2022 – “Fold”, State Art Gallery, Sopot;
2019 – “Non-memory”, Galeria MS44, Świnoujście;
2019 – “Decay is not guaranteed”, Gallery One Second, Szczecin;
2018 – “Contamination”, Artists’ Colony, Gdańsk;
2016 – “Adorations”, Galeria Żak, Gdańsk;
2015 – “Let’s hang artists every day”, New Artists Colony, Gdańsk;
2015 – “Still Life with Exaggeration”, Galeria Kuratorium, Warsaw

Łukasz Patelczyk was born in 1986 in Wejherowo. In 2012, he defended his degree at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the studio of Professor Teresa Miszkin and the new media studio of Professor Witosław Czerwonka. He is the winner of competitions: Artistic Journey of Hestia (special award), scholarship in Valencia in 2011, press award of the magazine “Notes na 6 Tygodni” in the Competition of the 42nd Painting Biennale “Bielska Jesień” in 2015. He is a finalist in competitions such as the 11th Geppert Competition in 2013 and Perfectionists – 1st Modessque International Painting Competition in 2013. In 2016, he was awarded the Cultural Scholarship of the City of Gdańsk. His works can be found in the collection of the National Museum in Gdańsk and in many collections, private in Poland and abroad. The artist lives and works in Warsaw and Bydgoszcz.

Major solo exhibitions:

2021 – “Coexistance”, Slag Gallery, New York, USA;
2019 – “Liminescence”, City Gallery in Łódź, Poland;
2019 – “Mirage”, Jan Tarasin Gallery in Kalisz, Poland;
2018 – “Signs in the Sky”, Platán Galéria, Polish Institute in Budapest, Hungary;
2018 – “Flicker”, Centre for Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu – Toruń, Poland;
2017 – “Constellations”, Galerie Sandhofer – Salzburg, Austria

Filip Wierzbicki-Nowak was born in 1985 in Poznań. Graduate of the University of Arts in Poznań. He obtained his degree in painting in the studio of Prof. Dominik Lejman in 2012. Since 2016, he has been affiliated with his alma mater. He defended his doctorate in 2018. Currently an assistant professor in the 8th Drawing Studio at the Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Arts in Poznań.

Major solo exhibitions:

2023 – “Points of reference”, Wozownia Art Gallery, Toruń;
2022 – “Myths, utopias, phantasmagorias”, Municipal Art Centre, Gorzów Wielkopolski;
2021 – “Face-to-face”, BWA Kielce;
2021 – “Territories”, Centrum Sztuki Galeria EL, Elbląg;
2020 – “127 082 km”, Art Pharmacy Gallery, Warsaw;
2019 – “Styggforsen”, AT Gallery, Poznań;
2018 – “Beyond the Horizon”, UAP Rotunda Gallery, Poznań;
2016 – “Filters”, ABC Gallery, Poznań;
2012 – “Space Delusions”, ABC Gallery, Poznań
2023 – White Noise – Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA Museum), Gimpo, Korea Płd.

Photo / Krzysztof Tomasik

Honorary patronage

President of the City of Slupsk Krystyna Danilecka-Wojewódzka
Mayor of the City of Ustka
Jacek Maniszewski