7 June - 19 July 2014

Roman Stańczak One among a Bilion

Roman Stańczak (born in 1969), graduated from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (student in prof. Grzegorz Kowalski’s studio) in the 90’s. Between 1994-97 presented several solo exhibitions (including CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Sopot PGS) that consisted of sculptures usually made out of distorted everyday objects, like wall unit, bath, sofa, kettle, surprise egg or rail. In 1997 Stańczak ceased the official artistic practice and disappeared from the “art scene”. This time he distorted his life. In 2013 Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw presented two Stańczak’s works from the 90’s as a part of the collection exhibition and Stańczak’s golden “guardian angel” was placed in Sculpture Park Bródno, run by his friend Paweł Althamer .
“I don’t believe in phenomena, in people experiencing strange, unusual states that are not given to others. I do not consider myself to be someone special, gifted with a strange howl from the heavens, peculiar inclinations. I try to speak in a simple way about my own problems “, declared Stańczak in an interview with Artur Żmijewski some time ago. “I want my work to manifest to people when they brew tea so they would tell their friends that one guy turned a kettle inside out. Or in the bath, when they recall the distorted bath”. He added, though: “My sculptures speak about life, however, no among objects but among spirits.”
The exhibition “One among a Billion” is the first individual appearance of Roman Stańczak after several years of absence.

  • Roman Stańczak: One among a Bilion
  • Roman Stańczak: One among a Bilion
  • Roman Stańczak: One among a Bilion
  • Roman Stańczak: One among a Bilion