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Krzysztof Tarnowski/ Summer Issue

Krzysztof Tarnowski graduated from Art Department of Opole University. Dissertation in Multimedia under the supervision of Prof. Magdalena Hlawacz. Painting, photography, ceramics and various kinds of multimedia art. His paintings are characterized by powerful emotions, minimalist color scheme, simple yet meaningful use of form. Challenging and controversial social phenomena become the focus of his installations, by which he aspires to draw the viewer’s attention to the problems of refugees, oppres- sion, wars, ethnic persecution and irrevocable consequences of irresponsible human impact on the environment. Tarnowski studies the influence of social and political reality on our language and speech, the way we use and interpret words. His attitude is that of a detached ironic observer rather than a rebel. However, the artist’s internal protest is manifested through a bold technique, strong colors, and intense emotional charge of his works. Most important and best-known works include Guest in the house God in the house (Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole Award 2021/2022), Engineer Karwowski’s Dre- am Come True (Association of Polish Artists and Designers Award 2019, multimedia installation, Exhibition of Graduate Students, Modern Art Gallery, Opole) and Golden Beaches (Exhibition of Graduate Students, Modern Art Gallery, Opole, 2017). Tarnowski took part in numerous exhibitions, incl. „Kunst im Dialog” (Landshut, Ger- many), an international exhibition devoted to the issues of climate change, migration and human rights, Love My Body at M.A.D.S. ART GALLERY in Milan, M: IRAGE (photography exhibition, Czachor / Szczypel / Tarnowski, I Piętro Gallery, Opole); col- lective exhibitions during the Opole Festival of Photography and Exhibition organised by the Opole branch of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers (ZPAP) and the Contemporary Art Gallery in Opole (GSW). His ceramics can be seen in the City Mu- seum in Svitava, Czech Republic. Live visual presentations are another aspect of his creative work. Also known as VJ Black Pony, Tarnowski has performed with Body Package, Rollin Jester, and other music bands. His solo audio-visual presentations appeared in LPM Live Performers Meeting in Rome, Nokta Festival in Opole and many other significant musical events.


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