Jerzy Truszkowski

About artist

Born
5.01.1961
Born in Warsaw, 1961; studied at the Department of Artistic Education of Marie Curie University in Lublin (1980–1986); performing artist, a few dozen public performances staged in 1978–2005. In 1982 he teamed up with Janusz “Yasio” Rasiński and Barbara “Morgan” Konopka to establish a visual and musical group called NAO Sternenhoch which gathered such eminent artists as Jacek Rydecki i Zbigniew Libera (until 1989). Active member of an alternative art movement called “Zrzuta Kultury” operating between 1983 and 1986 and gathering Zbyszko Trzeciakowski, Jacek Kryszkowski, the “Łódź Kaliska” group and others. Artistic alliance with Zofia Kulik i Przemysław Kwiek (from 1984). Curator of the first retrospective exhibition of KwieKulik’s works which premiered in Galeria Bielska BWA in 1998. His most important painting cycles include The Nihilism of Intellect (1982–1984), Somnambulic Symbolic System (1985), Picto-Philosophers (1985–1986), Vitcatius In Russia (1988–1989), The Immortal Banner (1990), and Steppe, Snow, Blood (1991–1994) to which the artist’s paintings in the Collection of Galeria Bielska BWA allude. In 2000 the artist adopted the pseudonym Max Hexer and began to paint large paintings inspired by US, Polish, Russian and EU banknotes. 2010 marked a concert by the reactivated NAO Sternenhoch group, with Zbigniew Libera, Irek „Bubo” Puchacz, Barbara „Morgan” Konopka i Jerzy Truszkowski, which was held in Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art. Some of the “historic” paintings by the group were displayed at the “Generation ‘80” exhibition in the National Museum in Kraków (2010). Currently the artist performs with the visual-musical band called Bromberg. His numerous publications cover such themes as art theory, history and critique; most recently, essays titled “Art & History” in art quarterly “Artluk”. His paintings, installations and photographs can be found in the collections of the National Museum in Wrocław, the WRO Art Center in Wrocław, Muzeum Ziemi Lubuskiej in Zielona Góra, Muzeum Okręgowe in Bydgoszcz, Center for Contemporary Art Zamek Ujazdowski in Warsaw, Towarzystwo Zachęty Sztuk Pięknych in Katowice, Wrocław and Szczecin, the Tzaritzino Museum in Moscow, and the Art Museum in Samara.

Works

Jerzy Truszkowski

Sarmatian Tamgas

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Jerzy Truszkowski

Polish Heraldy: Fake Silver Figures on Red Fields

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Jerzy Truszkowski

Red Energy

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