DECONSTRUCTION OF REALITY
exhibition of acrylic paintings on canvas
26 April - 12 May 2016
STUDIO SIENKO GALLERY
57 a Lant Street
London SE1 1QL
tube Borough 2 min
tel 020 74037967
open Mon – Fri 10 AM - 5.30 PM
and by appt with the artist
PRIVATE VIEW 26 APRIL 6.30 PM -9.30
Mariusz Drabarek is East London rising contemporary artist, born in Poland in 1979, collegian of
Paweł Wolański, member of BowArt, whose artistic style is a compilation of several art streams
with strong influence of New Wild (Die Neue Wilde), Neo-expressionism, Figurative painting and
some influence of Primitivism.
Mariusz exhibited in 2007 in POSK, Hammersmith 238-246 King St. and in 2010 in Thames
Tunnel Mills, Rotherhite St., 'Art at the Mills'. He was awarded in 2012 in National Open Art
Competition with “The Pope – Ruling elite” painting.
His art burns with strong, aggressive colours, clearly distincted perspectives and sharp contrasts,
which makes them pronounced expression of anger and mutiny somehow, as well as other
emotions. He links different orders, mix reality with spirituality, blends sacral art elements with
antique Far East and South East philosophy with a pure street art, pop culture and conspiracy
theories addition on the top of it. Everything he paints is made under high leverage of metaphysics.
His non-conformism is manifested by studying with a few chosen painters ,while rejecting regular
art college education. His vision is poetic, imagery-contemporary, informed and painterly with
good sense of colour. There is something down to earth in his philosophy of being the artist ,like: it
is what I do. The man who early in life has found out what really matters.
Mariusz deconstructs mass media created reality with their passing sensations, hierarchy of values
and authorities. He cuts it in to pieces, mix and sauce with his own proportions. This is a scene of
street art filtered and processed by the Internet culture.
STUDIO SIENKO GALLERY
57A Lant Street London SE1 1QN Borough, Phone: 020 7403 1353, Fax: 020 7357 6976,
Studio Sienko was founded in 1993 by Olga Sienko, a graduate of Academy of Fine Art in Warsaw,
with a spell at The Slade School of University College, diploma from Central School of Art and
Design, and Royal College of Art in London , to promote independent, unique artists, who are not
represented by commercial galleries and allow them to exhibit their art.
Within 23 years gallery arranged around 100 events , showing artists from UK, Europe and Japan
creating in various techniques and styles. Art Exhibitions, were sometimes accompanied by poetry
evenings, musicians , small theatre, art performers, Dervish turning with Sufi music, Butoh dancer.
The biggest attraction is Lukasz Filpczak , concert pianist in residence.
The space ,located in the restored true to the type Victorian warehouse, had individual shows of
many artists, some of whom later become known, like Michelle Molyneux, Grigorij Schishko,
Weronika Naszarkowska-Multanowska, Mikolaj Kasprzyk, Pawel Lubowski, Nana Shiomi,
Francois Pont, Tom Hill, Rupen, Georgi Yordanov, Steven Haigh, Anna Osadnik, Tomasz Moscicki,
Ela Cindoruk, Barbora Blahutova, Magda Samkouri, Izabela Bankova, Mariusz Kaldowski,
Malcolm Jones, Phelan Black, Margot Barrow, Christo Kostov, Alicja Mazur, Aukse Petruliene,
Boudevijn Payens, Sumiko Okubo, Catherine Shakespeare Lane and Olga Sienko too.