“fun, nice, colorful” by Kinga Popiela as part of the cyclical project STOP WITH ART

As part of the cyclical project STOP WITH ART from Fabruary 9 to March 8, 2024, the Jan Tarasin Art Gallery is presenting selected works by Kinga Popiela in seven bus stop windows. This is one of the installments of the exhibition „fun, nice, colorful” which is presented at the same time at the Jan Tarasin Art Gallery in Kalisz.

The exhibition can be viewed in the shop windows of seven bus stops in the city of Kalisz:
Parczewskiego 02 
Plac Jana Pawła II 01 
Górnośląska Kaliniec 03 
Wyszyńskiego Słoneczna 10
Chopina II LO 
Nowy Rynek Babina 06 
Śródmiejska Złoty Róg 

Kinga Popiela (born 1991, Kalisz) She lives and works in Poznań.

She obtained her master’s degree at the Faculty of Painting of the Magdalena Abakanowicz University of Fine Arts in Poznań in the studio of prof. Dominik Lejman and prof. Andrzej Pepłoński. In 2022, she defended her doctoral thesis entitled: POSTPICTOR: Ciało narzędziem [Eng. POSTPICTOR: Body as a tool]

Her field of interest is divided into two areas. The first is the creative and visual part: paintings and works on paper, which provide a space for thinking about gesture, color, the scale of the image and its impact on the viewer. She works mainly in the area of geometric abstraction, which she combines with body expression. The second part of her interests is an attempt to observe and analyze the creative process and all issues accompanying it: the impact of the surrounding world on the individual, the potential to deepen the creative process and the possibility of expanding manual skills through physical exercises and the development of self-awareness. She publishes her progress in this area in the form of texts and scholarly works.

Winner of the Mayor of Kalisz Award in the Field of Culture in the Visual Arts category, Kalisz, 2021; Winner of the 27th Young Painting Review PROMOCJE (Legnica 2017) and the Art&Fashion Forum Powered by Grażyna Kulczyk Festival (Poznań, 2014). Honored in the 13th Geppert Competition (Wrocław, 2020).

She displayed her works at collective and individual exhibitions in Poland and abroad, in galleries including: Galeria Bielska BWA, Wozownia Art Gallery in Toruń, The Stefan Gierowski Foundation in Warsaw, Wizytująca Galeria in Warsaw, BWA Wrocław Główny Gallery, Jan Tarasin Art Gallery in Kalisz, or Galeria Labirynt in Lublin.

Exhibition duration: Feb 9 – Mar 8, 2024
Exhibition opening: Friday, Feb 9, 2024, at 7 pm

The Jan Tarasin Art. Gallery in Kalisz
Culture Institution of Kalisz

Gallery partners:
Mo Group, Schimmel Pianos, Polifarb Kalisz S.A., M&P Alkohole i wina świata

Media patronage:
NN6T, SZUM, Radio POZNAŃ, Calisia.pl, Radio Centrum, Ziemia Kaliska