Gunia Nowik Gallery

Jakub Gliński

Born in Rzeszów, Poland, is a painter, performer and audiovisual artist creating a total and radical oeuvre. His inspiration and domain is destruction, decay and civilisational waste. His performances may be seen as theatrical acts, often reaching the extreme and leaving the audience in a state of deep shock. He usually creates his paintings and installations intuitively, using the expression-rich aesthetics of “Trash and Error”. A grey-blue palette with the use of an airbrush, intermingling fields of colour that resemble scratched walls, visual quotations drawn from murals, pop culture, tattoos or children’s drawings have become the artist’s clearly recognisable style. His artistic activities in many fields are a rapid, often subconscious reactions to the signals he “receives” from his surroundings. Jakub Gliński is also a creator of projects: SUPER AIDS, Galeria Śmierć Frajerom, Jesus Is A Noise Commander, Jakub Gliński & PUR- GIST, KURF, Too Empty To Poo, BOOM FOR GABBA and Igenn Xew. He lives and works in Warsaw.

Images

Jakub Gliński, RUPTURED AND DAMAGED CONNECTION, 2021, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 140 x 140 cm

Jakub Gliński, RUPTURED AND DAMAGED CONNECTION, 2021, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 140 x 140 cm

Jakub Gliński, HAVE A GOOD DIE, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 180 x 210 cm

Jakub Gliński, HAVE A GOOD DIE, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 180 x 210 cm

Jakub Gliński, KIDS IN THE FIRE, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 150 x 220 cm

Jakub Gliński, KIDS IN THE FIRE, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 150 x 220 cm

Jakub Gliński, Die when you die, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 220 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński, Die when you die, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 220 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński, TRASHUMANISM, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Jakub Gliński, TRASHUMANISM, 2020, acrylic and airbrush on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

Jakub Gliński, The leaky tin drum, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński, The leaky tin drum, 2020, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on mural at Jasna 1 club, Warsaw, May 2021, photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on his solo show YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on his solo show YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, 2021, acrylic and aerography on canvas, 320 x 450 cm
Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, 2021, acrylic and aerography on canvas, 320 x 450 cm
Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, solo show at Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Bartosz Górka
Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, solo show at Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Bartosz Górka

Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, solo show at Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Bartosz Górka

Jakub Gliński, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, solo show at Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Bartosz Górka

Jakub Gliński working on his solo show YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński working on his solo show YOU ARE TOO CLOSE, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2021. Photo: Katarzyna Legendź

Jakub Gliński, Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, we have a very unpleasant day ahead of us..., 2021, acrylic and aerography on canvas, 210 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński, Good evening, ladies and gentlemen, we have a very unpleasant day ahead of us..., 2021, acrylic and aerography on canvas, 210 x 150 cm

Jakub Gliński. Talks. Young Polish Drawing Now. Curator: Gosia Bartosik, design: Honza Zamojski, publisher: BWA Zielona Góra, 2021

Jakub Gliński. Talks. Young Polish Drawing Now. Curator: Gosia Bartosik, design: Honza Zamojski, publisher: BWA Zielona Góra, 2021

Jakub Gliński. Talks. Young Polish Drawing Now. Curator: Gosia Bartosik, design: Honza Zamojski, publisher: BWA Zielona Góra, 2021

Jakub Gliński. Talks. Young Polish Drawing Now. Curator: Gosia Bartosik, design: Honza Zamojski, publisher: BWA Zielona Góra, 2021

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

Jakub Gliński, Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, 2022. Photo: Agata Piątkowska

YOU ARE TOO CLOSE show video walk-through

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Solo exhibitions:

2021
Memory Removal, City Gallery in Wrocław, Poland
YOU ARE TOO CLOSE,
Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
17th Mózg Festival
, Mózg, Bydgoszcz, Poland

2020
KIDS IN THE FIRE, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

2019
Kidnapped and tormented by strangers, Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
FLAUTA, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
In the days before dying, Widna Gallery, Cracow, Poland

2018
Waste of Civilistation, Rejekt Gallery, London, UK
You won’t live long, V9 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Believing in the rotting organs and decaying body, Biała Gallery, Lublin, Poland
The Inability to distinguish between the past, future and present, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland
Up To Date Festival, Stadion Miejski, Białystok, Poland

2016
Mess in a room, Różnia, Warsaw, Poland
Are you leaving or me?, Spectra Art Space, Warsaw, Poland

2015
Process_2, Powszechny Theater, Warsaw, Poland

2014
ERROR/TRASH, tuBAZA, Gdynia, Poland
TRASH/ERROR, V9 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland


Selected group exhibitions:

2021
45. Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2021, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Maratona di Visione | 3º Online Review of Video Art, Online + Catanzaro, Italy
THREE’S A CROWD. OUT OF STH VI
, BWA Wrocław, Poland
Po Nitce do kłębka, The City Gallery in Wrocław, Poland

2020
Pandemic consequence: dreams, Serce Czlowieka, Warsaw, Poland
I Speak as No One in Particular, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland
Theft and Destruction, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Waste Follow, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland

2019
Metamorphosis, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland
Honey, we built Chernobyl, Unsound Festival, Cracow, Poland
Instytut Festival, Modlin Garrnison, Poland
I Have Never Painted a Painting, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland
Short Waves Festival, Pawilon, Poznań, Poland

2018
Kinder der Aktionisten (with Vilma Pflaum), Österreichisches Kulturforum, Warsaw, Poland
Deal – Potencja & guests, in the frame of the Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Warsaw, Poland
Flow, Gdańsk City Gallery, Poland
Communication with everything, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, Warsaw, Poland

2016
DADA yes? yes!, Biała Gallery, Lublin, Poland
HATI HATI HATI, Kersan Art Studio, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Social Design For Living, National Gallery, Jakarta
The New East, Cueb Gallery, London, UK


Performances:

2020
16th Mózg Festival, Mózg, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Theft and Destruction, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Waste Follow, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland

2019
(re)Birth; Staged, West Germany Venue, Berlin, Germany
Up To Date Festival, Stadion Miejski, Białystok, Poland
Present Performance 6, Gdańsk, Poland
Lodz of four Cultures Festival, Łódź, Poland
Sound Sanatorium Festival, Sokołowsko, Poland

2018
Will you help me or leave me like this?, lokal_30, Warsaw, Poland
Sound Waves, Powidoki in the Museumof Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
Waste of Civilistation, Rejekt Gallery, London, UK
Perpetuum Mobile, Szpitalna 1, Cracow, Poland

2017
PIXO, Komuna / Warszawa Theater, Warsaw, Poland
Iamesh Ephemeral Art Meeting, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic
Borderline Festival, Atelier Wolimierz, Wolimierz, Poland
Motława Flow, Stocznia Gdańska, Gdańsk, Poland

2016
BEL ETAGE, Heimatland, Berlin, Germany
Make Some Noise Festival, Przychodnia Squat, Warsaw, Poland
Iamesh Ephemeral Art Meeting, Księgarnia / Wystawa, Cracow, Poland

2015
FINISAZ, Poligon Art Space, Warsaw, Poland
22. Audio Art Festival, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cracow, Poland

2014
ERROR/TRASH, tuBAZA, Gdynia, Poland
TRASH/ERROR, V9 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Original Source Up To Date Festival, Węglowa, Białystok, Poland

2011
Paralyzing Device, OCCII, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
Hard Party & Pokora, illegal party, London, UK
Energy Bubbles, Butcher’s Corner, London, UK
Some Action, Foundry, London, UK
Hlukova Mysteria 3, KVN, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Rave Against The Machine, illegal rave, London, UK
Carcass Festival, secret location, Northern Ireland

2009
Anti-Performance Laboratory, Awangarda Gallery – BWA Wrocław, Poland
International Noise Conference, CRK, Wrocław, Poland
Hlukova Mysteria 2, Fiducia, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2008
Punx Picnic Festival, Northern Ireland

2007
TSBM&M, Cross Club, Prague, Czech Republic


Prizes:
Newsweek Poland, Honourable Mention at 45. Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2021, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, Poland


Artist book:
Jakub Gliński, from the Talks. Young Polish Drawing Now series. Curator: Gosia Bartosik, Zielona Góra 2021


Radio show:
To stop moaning, fall asleep and dieRadio Kapitał, every four Tuesdays at 11 pm

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