Jerzy Gumiela

About artist


Born in 1951 in Nowogard, died in 2010 in Płoty. In 1980 he graduated from the State School of Visual Arts in Poznań. In 1986 he received artistic scholarships of the Minister of Culture and Art, and the Danish government, what allowed him to study at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He also received the award of the Szczecin Voivode for the outstanding painting achievements. In 1990 he went to New York where he lived and created for 18 years. In 2008 he came back to Poland and lived in Płoty. He was a very versatile painter, using great deal irony and passion for art.  His works were very spectacular in terms of form and content: he used large formats, thick structures and very abstract metaphors. His characteristic signature were thematic cycles: romantic landscapes inspired by the tawdry tapestries, monumental esoteric landscapes and dynamic images of “Seria 0,0001” cycle in which objects are joined together in tragicomic mechanisms.


Jerzy Gumiela

Death of a Virgin Princess

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