All eras should learn from art. Recently, however, the situation has been changing, the world thinks it can do without art, and perhaps art is also lagging behind the present. The gap between art and reality, a variation of the deep rift between the humanities and technicized civilization, is widening the distance between matter and spirit. However, there are still artists who make this problem the theme of their artistic achievements, hoping - perhaps somewhat naively - that a similar memento will lead humanity to repentance.
Stalowa Gallery invites you to the exhibition of paintings of Arkadiusz Karapuda, a professor of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, opening on 23 April, whose works take up a difficult theme of dependence between an idea and details of the surrounding reality, between the seemingly unimportant everyday trifle and a lot of serious issues, which are hidden behind the innocently looking object. The artist is a master of painting persiflage. Using a simplified technique and seeming realism, he presents the content which can be compared to the most sophisticated ideas of symbolism, surrealism or dadaism, since the elements of all these trends can be traced in Karapuda's paintings. This is an intellectual and conceptual art, nevertheless, so striking with the accuracy of associations that a thinking viewer will be able to cope with an interpretation that is never unambiguous, but allows for numerous possibilities of interpretation. The exhibition has been entitled by the painter - in allusion to its "patron" René Magritte - Ceci n'est pas un titre. We invite you and wish you good luck in deciphering the painter's treatise on the complexity and ambiguity of the human world.