The Faces of People I Like. A solo exhibition of Edward Rochowczyk

Event date: 31.03.2016 - 17:00 to 14.05.2016 - 18:00

Opens: Thursday 31 March 2016 at 5:00 PM
Closes: Saturday 14 May 2016 at 6:00 PM (The Night of Museums)

ArtBrut Gallery
Studio For Social & Cultural Inclusion
46 A Ruska St., Wroclaw

The Faces of People I Like is a retrospective of Edward Rochowczyk’s 40-year oeuvre, characterized by periods of either great productivity or inactivity something reflecting his bipolar disorder.

His principal themes are either portrayals of people in his circle or fantastic fairy-tale images. To enter this world one beholds expressive but tender, at times humorous, compositions often openly erotic.

A different area of his work is landscapes and floral paintings, intended to be accessible – ‘pictures for people’ – in contrast to the ‘private’ portraits. Both are represented in this exhibition.

Many images are double-sided works with the obverse being a deliberately ambiguous arrangement, so that the viewer – as well as the curator – asks what is the definitive image in importance, by intention or even chronologically. The double-sided works determined the layout so that visitors can discover and immerse themselves in the duality of Rochowczyk’s sensual world – the one painted for himself and the other made for the others.

All the works courtesy of DolSAR ART – the Lower Silesian Association of Active Rehabilitation managed by Anna Jędryczka-Hamera. 

The exhibition has been organised within a public task entitled:RUNNING ARTBRUT GALLERY AND STUDIO FOR SOCIAL & CULTURAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTIAL DISABILITIES AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN THE YEARS 2016-2018 financed by the Municipality of Wroclaw.

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