People and Things - a solo exhibition of Kamil Łyjak

Event date: 24.09.2020 - 17:00 to 25.09.2020 - 16:45

Opening: Thursday 24 September 2020, at 5–7 p.m.
Exhibition open until: 30 October 2020

ArtBrut Gallery
Studio for Socio-Cultural Inclusions
Wrocław, 46A Ruska Street

Exhibition Artistic Mentor: Iwona Ogrodzka


Kamil Łyjak has been a draughtsman and graphic artist associated with the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio since 2016. In his work, he uses fineliners and markers, documenting the objects that he is surrounded by, the places he is close to, and all those things that concern him day-to-day. Kamil is also the author of a series of portraits presenting his friends and family. Working with unusual minuteness, he creates dense and multi-layered works. Some of them - paper sheets filled to the edges - bring to mind the Greek term kenophobia or Latin horror vacui - ’fear of empty space’. However, Kamil also creates really spare works in form, which constitute an in-depth analysis of the objects he draws.
In addition to art, another important Kamil’s passion is sport.

The first solo exhibition of Kamil will present a selection of the artist’s works from different periods of his career. Apart from the drawings that have been created in recent years, we will also see his new works, which are the result of work on unusual materials such as XPS panels and canvas.

Kamil’s major exhibitions:
2016 – CLOSE collective exhibition in the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio, Wrocław;
2017 – Exhibition of works of artists associated with ArtBrut Gallery & Studio at the 5th BIENNALE OF URBAN ART – OUT OF STH – OCCUPATION – BWA Wrocław;
2018 – Exhibition of artists of ArtBrut Gallery & Studio at the International Theatre Festival Retroperspektywy 2018, Art_Inkubator – Fabryka Sztuki, Łódź;
2019 – ARTBRUT IN PROGRESS exhibition in the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio, Wrocław;
2019 – BEYOND TABOO VI. COMMUNITY a collective exhibition on the 10th Anniversary of the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio, Wrocław;
2020 – open-air exhibition presenting the artists of the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio on the Wrocław Market Square, Wrocław.

The artist’s works were also included in an exceptional socially oriented book UNDER THE COMMON UMBRELLA, published by the Wrocław Centre for Social Development under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of Wrocław, Jacek Sutryk.


Note! Due to the epidemiological situation, sanitary restrictions shall apply in the ArtBrut Gallery & Studio. The space of the Gallery & Studio can accommodate eight people plus staff at a time. Specific guidelines related to the pandemic are available here.

Please feel free to view the photographs from the exhibition and participate in accompanying events, presented on our websites, on social media and our YouTube channel.




A short animation with Kamil Łyjak's drawings: HERE

The exhibition has been organised within a public task entitled: RUNNING ARTBRUT GALLERY AND STUDIO FOR SOCIO-CULTURAL INCLUSION FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTIAL DISABILITIES AND MENTAL DISORDERS IN THE YEARS 2019–2021 financed by the Municipality of Wroclaw.

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People and Things - a solo exhibition of Kamil Łyjak