Ireneusz Puchacz

About artist

Born in Lublin, 1959; studied under the tutelage of Professor Danuta Kołwzan-Nowicka at the Institute of Art Education of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (1980-84), from which he graduated in 1984. A musician and visual artist. A representative of an alternative art trend of the 1980s that emerged from the subculture youth movements of Hippies, Punks and Rastas. Between 1982 and 1984 he was a member of the visual art and musical group NAO Sternehoch (Allians) active in the city of Lublin and later took part in recording sessions (in the 1990s and later). As the guitarist of Natura he has played at many rock music festivals, including Jarocin, where the group won the First Prize in 1993. His paintings are inspired by photographs from newspapers and books. He sometimes combines various techniques (e.g. painting and collage). Designer of Natura’s CD covers. In his recent paintings he has been using well-known iconographic themes derived from ancient art combining them with images of contemporary politicians (e.g. Bush, Putin, Obama, Tusk and Palikot) and representations of contemporary artists (e.g. Kozyra and Nieznalska). His paintings have been exhibited at “Puchacz Pikula Painting Power” (2009, a joint exhibition with Michał Pikuła) staged at Galeria Bielska BWA and “Puchacz Pikula Visual Sound System” (2010) staged at Warsaw’s Galeria Nizio and Klub Mózg in the city of Bydgoszcz.


Ireneusz Puchacz


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