Grzegorz Bednarski was born in 1954 in Bydgoszcz. In 1975-1980, he studied at the Jan Matejko
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow; graduated from the studio of Prof.
Jan Szancenbach. Since 1998, he is the head of his own painting studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Since 2006, he worked as an associate professor. In 2016, he was granted the title
“Bednarski likes poetry, it gives him a spur for new compositions. He uses biblical and religious motifs, translating words into images. However, regardless of the content, the artist puts a lot of thought to form, building it laboriously until it’s complete. The construction of the works by Bednarski is always a bit surreal, visional, like in poetry. The perspective is sometimes reverted, but the plans are in order. The painter experiments, combining traditional techniques with new ones. He intertwines innovation with his interpretations of the masters of old art. Above all, he always looks for new forms of expression, because he wants to surprise himself, he does not want to be bored. The works by Grzegorz Bednarski always move me with their freshness, lightness and precision of the composition, as well as the depth of their message which is subject to reflection and ambiguous interpretation.”
Aleksandra Simińska (from the introduction to the exhibition’s catalogue)
curator: Elżbieta Kantorek
beginning: 09.06.2017 6pm