Rafał Borcz

About artist

Born
27.10.1973
Born in Łańcut, 1973; studied at the Academy of Fine Arts (Faculty of Painting) in Kraków; Master’s degree defended before Prof Leszek Misiak in 1999, post-graduate diploma in graphic arts (under Prof Zbigniew Lutomski); currently an assistant professor in his Alma Mater; his artistic career covers painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. In his classic painting, the artist deals with the universal realm of feelings, emotions and relationships – he often expresses conflicting emotions, such as fear and courage, trust and mistrust, as well as the need to fight, alertness and faithfulness. He paints what moves him the most, what emanates life, energy, dynamism. Hence, his subjects are often wolves, painted with the use of a modest gamut of colours, which fascinate him and inspire empathy. Grants from the City of Kraków (2000) and Fundacja Grazella im. Anny Siemieńskiej – an art foundation operating within the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (2005); participated in numerous exhibitions and won a number of awards including: the Award of the President of the International Triennial of Polish Graphic Art in Katowice (2000); the Grand Prize at the 35th “Bielska Jesień” Polish National Painting Competition (2001); distinction at the “Painting of the Year” exhibition organized by the Art & Business magazine in Warsaw (2002), the Award of the City of Ostrów Wielkopolski (the “Egeria” Art Salon, 2002); distinction at the Polish edition of the European Lexmark European Art Prize Competition (2003, 2004); distinction and audience award at the 37th “Bielska Jesień” Painting Biennial (2005), Award of the Marshal of the Province of West Pomerania at the 21st Festival of Contemporary Art in Szczecin (2006); several solo exhibitions, including one in Galeria Bielska BWA in 2007.

Works

Rafał Borcz

Birches

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Rafał Borcz

Untitled

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