have the pleasure of inviting you to an exhibition
which will take place on September 15, 2023, at 7:00 PM,
at the SZOKART Gallery in Poznań, Poland Cyril Ratajski Square 1.
"Porträt Spiegel," or the Portrait Mirror, presents a candid and striking narrative by Tomasz
Górnicki and Czarnobyl that delves into themes of pain and transience. The exhibition marks the
debut of a collaborative project by two seemingly disparate artists, centered around the concept
of the portrait mirror as a tool for artistically confronting existential unrest and what is commonly
referred to as the darker aspects of human nature. This widely recognized term can e ectively
serve as a tool for grasping the underlying idea behind Porträt Spiegel—an exhibition that merges
the realms of sculpture and the stencil painting phenomenon. Within this context, each medium
and artwork presented becomes a mutual re ection for the other, resulting in an interplay of
re ections and tensions that give rise to new and limitless contexts for interpreting gurative
creativity at its core.
Driven by this premise, Czarnobyl and Górnicki consciously distance themselves from literal
interpretations and abandon techniques they have honed over the years. Unobtrusively, they
move away from intricate details in favor of a comprehensive synthesis, manifested through
measures like reducing colors and simplifying forms. This meticulous exhibition thus takes on the
character of abstract constructions, sparking a dialogue on the triadic plane of artist, work, and
Engaging with the works of Tomasz Górnicki and Czarnobyl, however, demands e ort from the
audience—an experience that is brutal on multiple levels, akin to confronting one's own
grievances. Yet, it is only through this process that one can truly fathom the essence of the
exhibition and, indirectly, grasp the intentions of the artists. Drawing from universal experiences,
they intentionally evoke discomfort and provoke thought. The resulting disquiet is communal, and
the titular portrait becomes a mirror in which we confront our personal experiences and
symbolically acquaint ourselves with fellow human beings. Consequently, the initial polarization
that elicited revulsion and aversion gives way to dialogue. Startling mutilations and deformations,
observable in the artworks, no longer in ict harm but allow for catharsis and familiarity with the
concept of transience. In accordance with D. Nieznalska's words, the artists become "a form of
mirror re ecting what is often hidden in shame, bringing societal unawareness to light."
Masters of evoking dormant emotions, Tomasz Górnicki stands as one of the most acclaimed
Polish sculptors and a leading artist among the younger generation. His creations pivot around
emotional extremities—some sculptures encapsulating inner demons to be discarded, while
others encapsulate cherished moments. Sculpture, for him, serves as a balm for pain and fear
while o ering a sense of ful llment. Górnicki's exhibition endeavors seamlessly blend classical
sculpture with other artistic mediums, facilitating a juxtaposition of his work with diverse
viewpoints and, thus, yielding a new dimension that transcends mere aesthetic values. Examples
of such collaborations are manifest in Górnicki's remarkable exhibitions: "The Core" (a 2022
collaboration with world-renowned photographer Roger Ballen) and "Porträt Spiegel," a joint
venture with Czarnobyl.
Czarnobyl, or Damian Terlecki, stands as one of the world's foremost artists specializing in stencil
technique. His unique style, developed since the late 1980s, embodies not only technical mastery
but also an unyielding commitment to content, dismantling established conceptions of our
surroundings. Despite his roots in photography and portraiture, Czarnobyl revels in minimalism.
His prowess in stencil artistry allows him to replicate reality more faithfully than photographs.
Czarnobyl's artistic realm aligns closely with Górnicki's aesthetic, heralding a harmonious fusion
of sculpture and imagery. The interrelationships between their works and the chosen themes are
so intimate that the exhibition becomes a cohesive installation, transcending the mere
coexistence of two artists within a shared space.
In this light, the joint exhibition becomes a unique mirror—a realm wherein Czarnobyl and
Górnicki can engage in profound discourse and attain a deeper understanding of their individual
creativity. However, it is vital to remember that a mirrored re ection holds the power to manipulate
reality and is never an impeccable or unequivocal replica. A mirror can also serve as a gauge of an
artist's skill, facilitating the discernment between the truth of perception and the realm of illusion.
"The mirror is often seen as a conduit to self-knowledge; yet, it has long been recognized as a
source of falsehood, presenting only the semblance of reality and not reality itself: for all that is
right it re ects as left, and what is on the left appears on the right." Guided by this insight,
"PorträtSpiegel" establishes a domain of varied interpretations, inviting exploration into the nuances and
sensitivity inherent in the showcased works. Furthermore, it encourages a courageous endeavor—
to extract the essence of humanity that Górnicki and Czarnobyl so vividly chronicle.
"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I
know even as also I am known." (1 Corinthians 13:12)
LAC realiza exposições em Faro, Lisboa e Porto
Life with a knife
Damian Terlecki, René Meyer (rmyr), Bartlomiej Stypka
26 Mar – 7 May 2022
„Life with a knife“Gallery x23feat. @czarnobylxter | @rmyr.stencils | @bartlomiej_stypkaOpening March 26, 2022 at 6pm „Life with a knife“ brings together three artists Damian Terlecki (Czarnobyl), René Meyer (rmyr) as well as Bartlomiej Stypka, who have dedicated themselves to meticulous hand-cut stencil art. Even though the stencil technique is similar, the results of the three artists could hardly be more different. Classic figurative motifs, as one usually associates with stencil art, are looked for in vain. Here, reality, abstraction and fictionality meet in the form of a visual spectrum with almost photorealistic attention to detail.
Cut & Paste. Polish stencil 2020The stencil is an old painting technique, even up to 30 thousand years old one. For a long time inscriptions and markings, signs and signboards were painted with the help of stencils. During the Second World War, this technique was used by the soldiers of the Small Sabotage and after the war by communist propaganda.Without a stencil, there would be no aesthetics of the punk rock underground of the ‘80s. In that decade, stencil graffiti turned out to be a perfect medium for spreading ideas for the youth circles, anti-system and artistic communities. After the fall of communism, the walls of Polish cities were covered with hundreds and thousands of stencils’ reflections, which today would be simply named: street art. This is where the roots of the contemporary Polish template scene derive from. The artists who started their careers at that time continue creating until this day. “Illegal stencil graffiti are small, usually one-colour, seemingly unattractive pictures, but they are worth looking for and worth watching, because they are real gems of street art” – says SC Szyman, graphic and poster artist, creator of the Warsaw studio N22 and curator of the exhibition „Cut & Paste. Polish Stencil 2020“. The full precision potential of the template is revealed only in the artist’s studio. We will see such works at the exhibition at Elektrownia Powiśle.The exhibition will be attended by:
TankpetrolThe exhibition takes place as part of Street Art Doping 2020 in the space of the pop-up gallery in Elektrownia Powiśle (2nd floor). Its organizer is Fundacja Do Dzieła! The event is co-financed by the City of Warsaw.
The exhibition will be open until December 6, 2020 within time schedule below:Tuesday – Friday from 16:00 to 20:00
Saturday – Sunday from 12:00 to 20:00Due to the prevailing Covid restrictions, those who plan coming to the vernissage on 6.11, are kindly asked to send an e-mail confirming their presence with the indicated time of arrival (7 PM or 8 PM) to the following address: email@example.comAccompanying events:
• 7.11.2020 at 17:00
The meeting with Mariusz Waras aka M-city – hosted by Marcin Krasny,
• 18.11.2020 at 19:00
Polish Stencil – lecture by Marcin RutkiewiczAs a part of Street Art Doping 2020, also the M-City’s mural on Strzelecka Street 5 will be created.
Black is the most ambivalent of all colors. In fact, black isn’t a color at all, but appears when all colors are brought to their darkest value. It is the absence of light, representing the primal fear of nothingness, death and isolation, yet it is associated with infinity, silence and elegance. Black can seem threatening or stabilizing when the world is about to turn upside down. It is ever-present and timeless, though mysterious and magic. In the light of day, black is authoritative, bold and powerful. Its intensity and violence disclose best when interacting with its counterpart white, just think of Picasso’s Guernica or Malevitch’s Black Square on White Ground. Minimalistic on one hand, multi-facetted in manifold emotional, psychological und artistic forms on the other, the exhibition SHADES OF BLACK reveals, what is lurking in the dark.
13th of september until 26th of october 2019
Anton Höger, Czarnobyl, Dura, Eudald De Juana, Federico Clapis, Jesse Draxler, Lucas Zimmermann, Rémy Hysbergue, Martin Paul Müller, Ronit Baranga, Stefan Zsaitsits, curated by Anja Delastik and Yeliz Kaiser
størpunkt . gallery for contemporary art . munich
Tengstrasse 32a . München/Schwabing
Subway station HOHENZOLLERNPLATZ
Exposição ARTURb 2019 – Stencil Masters Edition 0.2
Urban Art Exhibition
Opening > September 21st at 10h00pm
Exhibition > From September 21st until November 02nd
Local > LAC – Laboratório Actividades Criativas LAGOS , Portugal
Love all colours II
Colab Gallery proudly presents “Power Play” upcoming group-exhibition, Vernissage on Sat. 8th June / 8pm
Ampparito • Andrea Ravo Mattoni • Czarnobyl
Pantonio • Sabek • Sepe • Sten Lex • Udatxo
curator Stefan Winterle
supported by Carhartt Work In Progress
12.12.2018 – 06.01.2019
Filharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza w Szczecinie
ul. Małopolska 48, 70-515 Szczecin.
SIKSA | performance
godz. 20:30 | Galeria Poziom 4.
Michał Banasik | Czarnobyl | Rafał Kowalski | Paweł Książek |Bartek Otocki | Łukasz Patelczyk | Remigiusz Suda | SIKSA
Katarzyna Szeszycka | Anna Taut | Aleksandra Waliszewska | Małgorzata Wielek–Mandrela | Kacper Zieliński
Urban Spree Gallery
SICOER X CZARNOBYL
Urban Art Exhibition
Opening > September 22nd at 10h00 p.m.
Exhibition> From September 22nd until November 03rd
B-TOY (ES) |MONSTFUR (PL) | RMYR (DE) | PISA73 (DE) |STEFAN WINTERLE (DE)
Co- curated by LAC | CZARNOBYL (PL)
„CUT OUT“ Stencil Group Show
Exhibition: November 18th – December 8th 2017
Breite Straße 56
Wednesday and Thursday 15:00-18:00
And by appointment
+49 40 88932201
Urban Art Exhibition \ ARTURb 2017
Opening September 23rd at 10pm
Exhibiting till October 28th, wednesday – saturday bbetween 2pm till 7pm
Guided Tours October 7th & 21st *
Workshop Stencil October 14th – 15th *
Finissage & Launch of the Catalog October 28th at 10pm
Full Moon Party
Warszawa | Poland
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This year’s edition of FULL MOON ART #3 showcases 12 unique, large-format works from top Polish urban artists.
Exhibition – Love Cat – An Artistic Approach
Love Cat – 17-18. JUN .2017
Love Cat is a collective exhibition of over 40 works by artists about their characterful kittens.
Always cats have been the object of fascination for people, including artists. They were given divine qualities, placed in various myths, fairy tales and legends. Many great painters have taken this motif in their artworks. To participate in this exhibition dedicated to these animals, we decided to invite our friends whom we know to be cat lovers. Despite the fact of owning a cat, they rarely take this subject in their works. It is precisely the uniqueness of this project that each artist and cat have their own distinct character and style.
This exhibition gives you the opportunity to purchase unique artworks .
Paintings, photographs, prints, stickers and sculptures by:
Allison Tanenhaus, Aneta Fila, Anna Taut, Arch + Dot, Artez, Artur Turowski, Bartek Bojarczuk, Bohomaz, City Kitty, C-215, Czarnobyl, Dagna Wrazen, Darek Dabrowski, Doterius Molrok, Egon Fietke, Gergely Void, Henryk Kwiatek, Iza Kita, Jo Frgmnt Grys, Lump, Lukasz Berger Cekas, Lunar, Martha Cooper, Marta Kwiatek, Martiszu & Szyman, Mariusz Waras M-City, Monstfur, Nadja Schüller, Pawel Ryzko, Patryk Wisniewski, Pure Evil, Rozalia Wojcik, Sainer, Sepe, Sicoerism, SuperFatCat, Steve Thiede, Theosone, Tomasz Gornicki.
ul.Bojemskiego | 23-26 Maja
Czestochowa . Pl
WYSTAWA + PREZENTACJA
KONDUKTOROWNIA | ul.Piłsudskiego 34/36 |
25 Maja, godz. 19.00
Druga odsłona festiwalu street artu w specjalnej strefie ekonomicznej. Tym razem swoje prace stworzą Czarnobyl – legenda berlińskiej sceny szablonu oraz Seikon – jeden z ciekawszych przedstawicieli abstrakcji geometrycznej. Wspólnie z częstochowską Konduktorownią przygotowywujemy również wystawę połączoną z prezentacją dokumentacji z artystycznego wyjazdu po europie IRON OXIDE Trip 2017.
FULL MOON ART #3
klub Miłość ul. Kredytowa 9 w Warszawie – sala wystawowa, 2 piętro
VERA KING / BOŻEK ONE / RASPAZJAN / CZARNOBYL / PAWEŁ RYŻKO / SZCZERBAK / UWAGA INWAZJA / ANDREJKOW / LUMP / TYBEX / SAINER / ZBIOK
CZARNOBYL • PISA73 • POZOR
Reichenberger Straße 114, 10999 Berlin, Deutschland
19. November – 4. Dezember 2016
Di. Do. Sa. So. 18.00-22.00 Uhr.
Stowarzyszenie Promocji Kultury Kamienica oraz Terminal08 zapraszają:
SOMA III – BIOS
DANIEL ADAMSKI • EWA BONE • CZARNOBYL • KINGA DALSKA
SEAMUS O’DONNEL • LAILA EVENSEN • EWA KOZUBAL
KRZYSZTOF MATUSZAK • DR. NEXUS • BARTEK NOWAK
ZBIGNIEW ROMAŃCZUK • NATALIA SZOSTAK
SIGNE CHRISTINE URDAL
otwarcie wystawy 16 października, piątek, godz. 19:00
galeria Terminal08, ul. Grobla 15, Gorzów .PL
Urban Art Festival Amsterdam celebrates its 5 year anniversary with two thoroughly curated international group shows at Radion Gallery:
>> STENCIL MASTERS <<
>> GRAFFUTURISM (premiere in the Netherlands) <<
We invited an eclectic line-up of top artists from all around the world
ABOVE (usa) – BTOY (es) – BUSTART (ch) – C215 (fr) – CANVAZ (irl) – CZARNOBYL (de) – E.L.K. (au) – FAKE (nl) – HUGO KAAGMAN (nl) – IVES.ONE (nl) – JANA & JS (de) – JAUNE (be) – LIJNE (nl) – MANDO MARIE (usa) – NAFIR (iran) – ORTICANOODLES (it) – OTTO SCHADE (uk) – PIPSQUEAK WAS HERE (nl) – STF (fr) – TANKPETROL (uk) – TERA ONE (de)
Het StreetArt Festival van Apeldoorn is terug en wel op 27 september 2015! Dit jaar een nog dikkere line up dan vorig jaar. Met internationale kunstenaar zoals El Bocho, Czarnobyl en Gijs Vanhee.
Daarnaast is er op het stationsplein een danscompetitie georganiseerd door Come Correct Breakdance Crew en is er een Grafitti contest.
Klein Berlijn organiseert een Street Art kunstexpositie met muziek en veel gezelligheid.
Het Museum voor Kunst in de Openbare Ruimte neemt je mee in een rondleiding langs alle battles en kunstwerken.
Wil jij op de hoogte blijven van de ontwikkelingen Houdt dan de Street Art Apeldoorn pagina in de gaten voor het laatste nieuws
18 September 2015 – 23 January 2016
Open: Monday – Friday 10am to 3pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm
As stencil art has become more established, it has moved indoors and as a result, changed the rules from temporary works on the street to permanence in national gallery collections.
Coinciding with Spirit of Place and inspired by Ben Johnson’s hyperrealist paintings, Stencilism: A Cut Above has brought together emerging and established artists from the world of street art that have evolved an almost obsessive eye for detail in their stencils, including international artists Czarnobyl, Otto Schade, Orticanoodles and Stickee.
Accompanying Stencilism: A Cut Above is ‚Walls‘ by Matt Maber in the gallery foyer, a photograph exhibition which documents street artists and their work across the UK.
Contrary to common opinion the stencil technique is not very rigid. Does not have to impose their properties obligatorily in the final piece. To prove this thesis we compiled together images of five outstanding stencil artists : Czarnobyl, M-city, Michal Mráz, Monstfur and Tankpetrol. Each ot them has own style, creates an individual atmosphere of works, has his personal world.
And what function in this world adopts a stencil? On the one hand, it can be very sharp, monochrome with strong bridges. On the other hand, it becomes gently hidden in soft-painting forms or in several subsequent shading layers . Can leave overspraying or might be reflected with surgical precision. Full spectrum. Full flexibility. Full creative freedom.
In the confrontation „stencil versus the world“ stencil is a „loser“, it is still only a tool. It does not limit and remains at the service of artists in creating their vision of the world.
Opening: Friday, 11th of September at 19.00
Stencils gehören zu den weit verbreiteten und bekanntesten Techniken der Urban Art. Die Gruppenausstellung „Ausschnitte“ zeigt ausgewählte Werke von 12 Künstlern aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. Sie geben einen Einblick in die Welt der Schablonenkunst und spiegeln eine facettenreiche Kunstszene wider.
Grindelallee 117, 20146 Hamburg
Updates & Infos auf http://urbanshit.de/
TERMINAL 08 Gallery
12.06.15 | 19.30
ul. Grobla 15, Gorzow , Poland.
An international group show dedicated to the art of stencil. Curated by Olly Walker & Henrik Haven.
Polish Urban Art – Exhibitions & Murals
Paris – Berlin – Batumi – Lviv – Kyiv – Minsk – Lublin – Stockholm!
The results of the project can be checked on the official project website http://polishurbanart.com/ as well as the facebook page of Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej.
Organized by Europejska Fundacja Kultury Miejskiej in cooperation with: Brain Damage Gallery (Poland), The „Grodzka Gate – NN Theatre“ Centre (Poland), Whole City (Poland), Tamara Bokuchava (Georgia), Nini Palavandishvili (Georgia), Grob Yarik (Ukraine), Dzyga Gallery (Ukraine), Nazar Motyk (Ukraine), Y galery (Belarus), Urban Spree Gallery (Germany).
The project has been financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, and the City of Lublin.
Batumi – 15-26.08.2014
Kyiv – 20-25.10. 2014
Lviv – 26-31.10.2014
Minsk – 05-10.11.2014
Berlin – 13-16.11.2014
Stockholm – 20-23.11.2014
Paris – 27-30.11.2014
Lublin – 11-14.12.2014
Der Korea-Verband e.V. lädt zur Ausstellung »Vergiss Mich Nicht!« auf dem Friedensfestival Berlin 2014 ein.
Das Zelt des Korea-Verband e.V. wird zum Gesamtkunstwerk über »Trostfrauen«.
Live Painting with Theosone
exhibition in the new yaam art space in berlin.
36 Jahre SO36 – Der Auftakt:
Do 7.8. 16:00 60 m2 Kunst im Klub
Flureröffnung mit Musik – mit den Berliner Stencil Künstlern CZARNOBYL, KEN und PISA73 in Kooperation mit dem HATCH Stickermuseum.