Leon Tarasewicz In Gallery Foksal In Warsaw 13:46, 01/02/2006
From January 24 to February 24 in Gallery Foksal in Warsaw an exhibition of a Belarusian artist Leon Tarasewicz is held. The exhibited works were created in spring of 2005 on the occasion of opening a new head office of Polish Institute (Instytut Polski) in Berlin. The artist invites viewers to a space created with the help of mirrors and bright striped columns. Illusionary endlessness of this small room inside Gallery Foksal creates an impression of disorientation and feeling of being lost in a chaos of multi-coloured corridors.
"Besides, a spectator feels a little sad that we are living in a mysterious world; though observable, it cannot be fully comprehended. It is not the first project by Leon Tarasewicz, which provokes a new look at painting, one of the most traditional arts. Demonstration of his works have always been a manifestation of unlimited capabilities of pictorial art, rupture lifting of stereotypes of thinking in perception of art", Polish portal www.culture.pl writes.
Leon Tarasewicz was born in 1957 in a village of Valily, Bialystok region. He lives and works there. He graduated from Warsaw Fine Arts Academy in 1984 and got a diploma in a studio of Tadeusz Dominik. Now he is in charge of his own atelier in Fine Arts Academy. His debut exhibition was held in Gallery Foksal, and he continues his cooperation with the gallery until now. Tarasewicza started with figurative art, however soon abandoned it. Inimitable formula of his art had its springs in observation of landscapes without presence of people.
Original works by Tarasewicz soon secured him a prominent position among modern Polish artists. Due to that his personal exhibitions were organized at international venues such as BIENNALE in Sao Paulo (1987), APERTO `88, BIENNALE in Venetia (2001).