Jarosław Fliciński

Painter, author of spatial realisations, site-specific works, installations, objects, films. He was born in 1963 in Gdansk. His most famous series of works include Jumps into the Water, Flowers & Stars, Faites vos jeux and Homemade Paintings. In the early 2000s, the artist began to transfer his works from canvas to wall, resulting in large-scale murals and site-specific works. There are several recurring themes in Fliciński’s work: the relationship between man and nature, the perception of time and the environment, the history of mankind and the history of art, focusing on the periods of the first avant-garde and modernism. In his practice, the artist combines the analytical precision of geometric abstraction with an affective characterisation, often touching on seemingly trivial and imperceptible elements of the reality that surrounds us. Through procedures of repetition, building compositions with axes and lines, he refers to phenomena taken from nature and landscape. The paintings and spatial realisations created in this way remain in an inseparable relationship with the place where they are created. He currently lives and works in Warsaw and Zawada, Poland.


Selected solo exhibitions:


Nothing Is Still, Galeria Monopol, Warsaw, PL


Pure Pleasure, Galeria Wschód, Warsaw, PL


North Isn’t South, feat. William Fussell, The Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk, PL


Casa Cosmos, Homemade Paintings, Galeria Bielska BWA, Bielsko-Biała, PL


Casa Cosmos, Homemade Paintings, 2010–2015, Galeria Miejska BWA, Tarnów, PL

Homemade Paintings, 2010–2015, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto, PT


Estrela Negra/Black Star, Centro Internacional das Artes Jose de Guimaraes (CIAJG), Guimaraes, PT


Nobody Knows That for Sure, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw, PL


Close Enough, Gallery LeGuern, Warsaw, PL


No Matter Where It Happens, ZAK BRANICKA, Berlin, DE


Doppio Anelito, PIAC galleria, Ragusa, IT

Playground, CCNOA, Brussels, BE


Paintings, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, NL

Chapelle, Ecole d’Arts Plastiques, Chatellerault, FR

2004 The Rest Is Up To You, Villa Arson, Nice, FR

The End of Summer, Gallery LeGuern, Warsaw, PL


Everything Is All Right, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

Paintings, Galerie Brigitte Weiss, Zurich, CH


Place Your Bets, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, USA

Paintings, Studio LoDo, Phoenix, USA

To Let You Shine, Galerie de Expeditie, Amsterdam, NL


You Look Great! I Feel Great!, Sfinks Club, Sopot, PL


Far Away, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, DE

Far Away, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL


Go On, Wschodnia Gallery, Łódź, PL


Too Much Is Not Enough, State Gallery of Art, Sopot, PL


Jumps Into The Water – Year 1994 – Whoever Exalts Himself Shall Be Humbled, and He Who Humbles Himself Shall Be Doomed, Baltic Sea Culture Center, Gdańsk, PL


Selected group exhibitions:


Najbliżej, Galeria Miejska BWA, Tarnów, PL


Ruchy tektoniczne. O artystycznych symptomach transformacji, ms1, Łódź, PL


The Beginning and the End, Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk, PL


Przygody z op-artem, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, Warsaw, PL


Co z tą abstrakcją, Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego, Warsaw, PL


Quai, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milano, IT


Earth, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wrocław, PL

Mere Formality, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL

Nobody Will Take Away Our Youth!, Music and Art of the 80’s That Create the Alternative Face of the Tricity, Opener Festival, Gdynia, Museum of the Contemporary Art, Warsaw, PL

Order out of Chaos, Galeria LeGuern, Warsaw, PL

Isle 3.0. The Map and the Territory, Wyspa, Institute of Art, Gdańsk, PL


Open Composition, Neoplastic Room, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, PL

Lonelyfingers, Conversation Pieces,  Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, DE


The Splendor of Textiles, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL


New Order, Art Stations Foundation, Poznań, PL

Plundering the Ruins of Reality, BWA Warszawa, Warsaw, PL

Eu Podia Fazer Isto, IPA, Espaço Atmosferas, Lisbon, PT


Good Night, Sleep Tight, Upload Art Project, Trento, IT

Anabasis – Rituals of Homecoming, Ludwik Grohman’s Villa, Łódź, PL

Lost in Colors – Dialog 1,  Gdańska Galeria Miejska, Gdańsk, PL


Aktywne Studio, Galeria Studio, Warsaw, PL


Artist In The Wonderland, PNK, Gdynia, PL

Real Life, Wola, Warszawa, PL

Don’t Stop At The Red Light, Jesionowa Galeria, Gdańsk, PL

From Poland?, Kasia Kay Art Project Gallery, Chicago, USA

Manipulations. On Economies of Deceit, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, NL

XVI. Rohkunstbau, Drei Farben – Weiss, Schloss Sacrow, Sacrow-Potsdam, DE


Polish Paintings of The XXI Century, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL

Avant-gardes polonaises, dialogues depuis Malevitch, Musée Matisse, Le Cateau, FR

The Title As A Curator’s Art Piece, Blow de la Barra, London, UK

The Ideal City – Invisible Cities, Zamość, PL, Potsdam, DE

Accrochage, de Expeditie, Amsterdam, NL

Poland, That’s Where?, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL


A Guest + A Host = A Ghost, Hedge House, Wijlre, NL

Absolwent, Wyspa Institute of Art, Gdańsk, PL


Tirol Transfer, Austrian Cultural Forum, Warsaw, PL

Re:Location 6 / Re(framed)locations, dis(covered)desires, CCA Łaźnia, Gdańsk, PL

Avant-gardes polonaises hier et aujourd’hui, Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FR

Flipside, Artists Space, New York, USA


The Forbidden City, Kokerei Hansa, Dortmund, DE


Hoehere wesen Befahlen: Anders Malen!, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL

In Between – Art From Poland 1945-2000, Chicago Cultural Centre, Chicago, USA

Programm Giotto, Palazzo Spinola, Genova, IT


Scene 2000, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL

The 11th Vilnius Paintings Triennial , CCA Vilnius, LT

Between Aesthetics and Metaphysics, BWA Bielsko-Biała, PL


What You See Is What You Get, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, SK

The Creeping Revolution, Foksal Gallery, Warsaw, PL