Andrzej Lachowicz

About artist

Born
14.08.1939
Died
30.12.2015

Andrzej Lachowicz was born in 1939 in Vilnius. Died on 30 December 2015 in Wrocław. Graduate of the State Higher School of Fine Arts in Wrocław under the supervision of Prof. Stanisław Dawski (diploma in 1965). Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers since 1968. In 1970 he was the co-founder and commissary of the neo-avant-garde group and gallery PERMAFO in Wrocław, where together with Natalia LL (his life partner) and Zbigniew Dłubak he set the foundations of Polish photomedia art. PERMAFO activity was at the same time one of the expressions of conceptualism. In the 1970’s, the artist began to study visual language — he created photo installations that were the analyses of form and sign affecting human perception. In his thoeretical, very important for Polish art, text “The Energetic Levels of Art” (Poziomy energetyczne sztuki, 1978), Andrzej Lachowicz stated that art has an energy, just like humans have body, and that it is an attempt to participate in the absolute. His next exhibitions (“Permart” in 1971 and “Visial and Mental Persuasion”) followed the program of “permanent art”. In the 1980’s he created photographs and videos, partiicpating, among others, in the exhibition “Polish Intermedia Photography of the 80’s” (Polska fotogra­fia intermedialna lat 80-tych). His photos, presented in the National Museum in Wrocław (1993) in the exhibition “Transgressions II”, showed his shift from conceptualism to “staged pgotographs”. In 1978-1995 Andrzej Lachowicz was member of the Organizing Committee of the Triennial of Drawing in Wrocław. Winner of many scholarships by prestigious foundations in New York, Vienna and Switzerland. His work belong to the collections of the Museum of Art in Łódź and the National Museum in Wrocław. In 2008, a large, retrospective exhibition of his works, titled “Observations and notations” (Obserwacje i notacje) was held in the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.

Works

Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 8 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 4 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 5 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 2 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 9 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 10 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 3 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 1 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 6 from the cycle Shadows

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Andrzej Lachowicz

Shadow 7 from the cycle Shadows

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