Arkadiusz Karapuda
Arkadiusz Karapuda

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Arkadiusz Karapuda was born in Żyrardów in 1981. He studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2002-2007), graduating with honors under the supervision of Professor Marek Sapetto (2007). His output includes over twenty individual exhibitions and more than one hundred and twenty collective exhibitions. In 2018, he completed his Ph.D. in fine arts and now works as a university professor at the Faculty of Painting of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where he runs the Drawing Studio for first-year students (since 2017). In addition, he has also served as the Vice Dean responsible for Science and Research there (2016-2019). Currently, he lives and works in Warsaw.
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Biography

Born in Żyrardów (1981). Graduate of the Stefan Żeromski High School in Żyrardów with a humanities profile. Studied at the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2002-2007), where he obtained a diploma with rector's honors, realized under the supervision of Professor Marek Sapetto (2007). He completed his diploma thesis as an additional specialization, in the field of Wall Painting Techniques and Technologies, under the supervision of Dr Edward Tarkowski, while the theoretical part of the diploma work was written under the supervision of Dr Anna Lewicka-Morawska.
Karapuda's work was initially concerned mainly with man, object and space, and the combination of these elements in any arrangement. In his painting compositions of that time, both in their formal and content layers, he readily referred to tradition, which he gave a universal dimension. In subsequent years, through a group of motifs characteristic of his work, such as a shadow, a trace or an object, the artist talked about man and his condition, leaving aside the literal representation of the human figure. Around 2013, the artist expanded his artistic activity with drawing, object and photographic forms. Karapuda's painting works from 2013 to 2017 are primarily an exploration of the relationship between conventionality and illusion, and a painterly analysis of themes and motifs related to the categories of space and place, in the context of the concepts of heterotopia and non-places. In 2017, the author reformulated his painting idiom in order to include in narrative painting compositions a conceptual reflection on the tensions produced between word and image. The paintings thus created, epigraphic in nature, have a compositional structure close to the tradition of the emblem. Visually, these works assume the meeting of a graphic sign in the form of a letter with the image of an often bland, boring and sometimes accidental fragment of reality. The inscriptions are written in one of the most successful and widespread typefaces in history - Times New Roman. This verbal commentary is written in English to universalize the message, which in a historical context places it in the role of contemporary Latin. The compositions placed inside the frame have been reduced to monochromatic, lavish drawings, which, devoid of colourful flavours, are more an idea of the quoted fragments of ineffective reality than their aesthetic interpretation. The lemma or motto (word) binds here on the surface of the painting with the imago (picture) by means of an intriguing play of meanings, and the illusory painted frame, apart from being a banal carrier of a sentence, inscribes this work into Derridian deliberations on the role, function and mutual relations of the ergon and parergon in the context of the picture plane. Thus, the author and the viewer of this painting unwittingly take part in an autotelic discourse devoted to the ontology of the image. The characteristic features of Karapuda's art, irrespective of the media he uses, are an almost programmatic narration in the message layer and a plastic form close to the solutions of geometric art. In his works, the artist almost always uses flat, saturated color spots, drawing interjections, painterly fini and puristic composition. Karapuda's artistic attitude, derived from the art of metaphor, consists in a skillful balancing between the abstract and figurative idiom, never crossing the borders of decoration and illustration.
Arkadiusz Karapuda is the author of over twenty solo exhibitions and participant in over a hundred group exhibitions, including in Poland, China, Germany, Bulgaria, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, but also in Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovenia and Italy. He is the recipient of numerous awards, distinctions and scholarships, including the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2014), the Polish Culture Foundation Scholarship (2013), the Award of the Marshal of the West Pomeranian Province, at the 24th Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting in Szczecin (2012), the Entry Initiative Scholarship (2008), the Grand Prix of the 7. International Painting Workshop Pieńków (2007), Józef Szajna Award (2007), BPH Bank Award (2007), Minister of Culture and Art Scholarship (2005). The artist's works can be found in the collections of: Luciano Benetton Foundation, Polish Modern Art Foundation, Plock Art Gallery, Chelm Museum in Chelm, Marek Maria Pieńkowski Foundation, 798 Art Zone Collection, Marshal of Warmia and Mazury, and in private art collections at home and abroad. The artist is also the author of articles and publications of scientific and popularizing nature in the field of art. As a curator and commissioner he has realized several exhibitions. Juror of artistic competitions. Many times he was also a member and leader of university research teams. He has organized and participated in numerous national and international plein-airs, workshops, residencies and study stays, as well as conventions, conferences, symposia and seminars on art and culture in the broad sense. He was also a participant and scholarship holder of Erasmus and Erasmus+ programs for research and teaching staff (2010, 2012,2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).
Arkadiusz Karapuda received his doctoral degree (2011) and then his postdoctoral degree (2018) in the artistic discipline of fine arts. He worked as an assistant in the Painting Studio of Prof. Mark Sapetto (2005-2010) and as an assistant (2010-2013) and then as an assistant professor (2013-2017) in the Painting Studio of Prof. Stanislaw Baj. Currently he works as a university professor at the Faculty of Painting of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, where he leads the Drawing Studio for first-year students (since 2017). Promoter and reviewer of master's thesis as well as reviewer and member of the commission in proceedings for conferring degrees in the discipline of fine arts (currently: fine arts and conservation and restoration of works of art). Editor of monographs, author of publishing reviews and publications in scientific journals. Reviewer of research projects of the National Programme for the Development of the Humanities (2015). Vice Dean for Science and Research of the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2016-2019). He is a member of the Scientific Publishing Board of the Department of Intersemiotic Poetics and Media Comparatism (INoKiR), UKSW (since 2020).
 

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Prizes and awards
2021
- Awarded at the 6th Piotrkowskie Art Biennale
2014
- Scholarship granted by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
2013
- Polish Culture Foundation's scholarship
2012
- Awarded by the Marshal of Zachodniopomorskie Voivodeship at the 24th Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting Festival in Szczecin.
2009
- Awarded by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts
2008
- Entry Initiative scholarship
- Grand Prix at the 7th International Painting Workshops in Pieńków
2007
- Józef Szajna Award
- BPH Bank Award
- Awarded by the Member of the European Parliament, Ewa Tomaszewska
2005
- Scholarship awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage
2004
- Awarded by the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts
Exhibitions

2020
- Hour by hour, A19 Gallery, Marymont Subway Station, Warsaw
2019
- Słowa i obrazy, Wystawa Gallery, Warsaw
2018
- Fragmenty, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw
2017
- Wszędzie i nigdzie / Vśude a nikde, Galerie Mesta Trince, Trzyniec, Czech Republic
2016
- Miejsca-Nie-Miejsca, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
- Byty pojedyncze, ES Gallery, Międzyrzec Podlaski
2015
- 9x5, Przystanek Gallery, Przystanek Kultura, Piaseczno
- Moduł, Podlaska Gallery, BCK, Biała Podlaska
- Natura-Miejsce-Kultura (together with Aleksandra Bujnowska), Płocka Art Gallery, Płock
2014
- Deska, triki i życie (together with Aleksander Ryszka), Wizytująca Gallery, Warsaw
2012
- Mit koryncki (part of the project: 1/∞), A19 Gallery, Marymont Subway Station, Warsaw
- Fantazmaty platońskie, RAL 9010 Gallery, Warsaw
2011
- Coś tam było! Człowiek!, Aula Galleery, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
2010
- Varia, "Wystawa" Art Gallery, Warsaw
2009
- Malarstwo, Wiktor Ambroziewicz Museum of the Chełm Land, Chełm
- Malarstwo, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
- Tu i tam, Critics' Gallery Pokaz, Warsaw
- Azyle, XX1 Kuchnia Gallery, Warsaw
2008
- Przekraczanie, Działań Gallery, Warsaw
2007
- Okolice człowieka, Baltic Art Gallery, Ustka
2006
- Pomiędzy – malarstwo, rysunek, obiekty, 49 Art Salon, Warsaw

Group exhibitions

2022
- Chirurgiczna robota, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
- Arka nie widziałeś? Wokół figury, Łowicka Cultural Center, Warsaw
- Akademicy współczesności – mistrz i uczeń, Polswiss Art, Warsaw
2021
- Salon zimowy, Goldenmark, Warsaw
- Akademicy Współczesności, Polswiss Art, Warsaw; NBP, Kraków
- Powrót z gwiazd - 6th Piotrkowskie Art Biennale, Artistic Activity Center, Piotrków Trybunalski
- Mroźne widzenie, UMCS Gallery, Lublin
- Przestrzeń czasu. Widzieć. 40 years of Płocka Art Gallery, Płocka Art Gallery, Płock
- Pocztówka z domu, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
2020
- Sztuka w czasach zarazy. Preludium, part of the 24th Festival "Science with palace in the background", Oranżeria Contemporary Art Gallery, PAN Palace, Jabłonna
- The 4th Leon Wyczółkowski National Painting Competition, BWA Urban Gallery, Bydgoszcz
- Odmienne postawy – cztery przestrzenie. Contemporary masters in the collection of 72 Gallery, 72 Gallery, W. Ambroziewicz Museum of the Chełm Land in Chełm
- Salon parametryczny +, Academy Salon Gallery – Koneser, Warsaw
- Gdańsk – Warsaw. Wspólne historie – kryterium koloru, Academy Salon Gallery – Koneser, Warsaw; Zbrojownia Sztuki, Gdańsk
- Narracja obrazu, Bolesław Biegas Museum, Warsaw
2019
- Ściana, Działań Gallery, Warsaw
- FotoFaktor, Academy Salon Gallery – Koneser, Warsaw
- Znaki i litery, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, Lublin
- Śmierć tytułom, Neon Gallery, Wrocław
- Mała niebieska kredka, Urban Cultural Center, Gostynin
2018
- Grunwald-Art 2018, Marszałkowska Galleery, Marshal Office of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship, Olsztyn
- The 4th International Art Competition – Contemporary Landscape, Urban Art Gallery, Częstochowa
- Lejanias, arte joven polaco en la colección de K. Musiał, Centre del Carme, Valencia, Spain
- Primary Colours 4, Mini Art Salon, Urban Cultural Center, Ciechocinek
- Konkret/Dyskurs/Complexity, XS Gallery, Art Institute, Education and Art Faculty of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
- Konkret/Dyskurs/Kod, EL Gallery, Elbląg
- Primary Colours Collection, Omega Gallery, Toruń
- Join the Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, Italy
- Panie kolego, Autograf Gallery, Warsaw
- Esame čia, Meno Parkas Galerija, Kaunas, Lithuania
- Konkret/Dyskurs/Algorytm, Akademicka Gallery, Art Faculty of the University of Silesia, Cieszyn
- Większy niż szafa, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
- Obraz/obiekt, 72 Gallery, Wiktor Ambroziewicz Museum of the Chełm Land, Chełm
2017
- Wczoraj i jutro, Łowicka Center, Warsaw
- Surface/Powierzchnia, Neon Gallery, Wrocław; Bardzo Biała Gallery, Warsaw
- Grid 5, XS Gallery, Art Institute, Education and Art Faculty of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
- Razem czy osobno, Autonomia Foundation Gallery, Warsaw
- Fields of Vision, part of: NATUR-AL (L), 15 Art Stays Festival, Galerija FO.VI, Kidričevo, Slovenia
- Tu jesteśmy / Selected works from Krzysztof Musiał's collection, Contemporary Art Center in Toruń
- After China Group 2016, Mestna Galerija Ptuj, Ptuj, Slovenia
- The eagle has landed: Apollo 11 – Next Step, Ausstellungzentrum Pyramide Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2016
- Insight China – Painting of the world, 1st Silk Road Cultural Expo, Dunhuang, China
- Salon letni, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
- Central Eastern European Artists in Guizhou, FutureArk - 798 Art Center, Guiyang, China
- Orzeł wylądował: Apollo 11 – 45 lat później, Cultural and Civic Initiatives Center, Podkowa Leśna
- Między systemami, Centro de Arte Contemporáneo "Francisco Hernández", Malaga, Spain
- Generations' meetings. Warsaw Academy's painters in Krzysztof Musiał's collection, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
2015
- StrichPunktEnter, Univeristat der Kunste Berlin, Berlin, Germany
- Kontrasty, part of Art Circles Festival, Galerie Půda, Český Těšín, Czech Republic
- Tropem buta, od pradziejów do współczesności, Wiktor Ambroziewicz Museum of the Chełm Land, Chełm
- 1/∞ - original vs. copy, The Main Hall, The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- Orzeł wylądował: Apollo 11 – 45 lat później, Działań Gallery, Warsaw, BWA Gallery, Zielona Góra.
2014
- ASPW/WM15, Eugeniusz Geppert Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts Hall, Neon Gallery, Wrocław
- Pracownie Festival, Warsaw
- Droga do wolności, Płocka Art Gallery, Płock
- Landschaft, landschaft..., aTAK Gallery, Warsaw
- Co ich łączy?, ES Gallery, Międzyrzec Podlaski
- Aktywna cisza, Działań Gallery, Warsaw; XS Gallery, Art Institute, Education and Art Faculty of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
- Kompleksy & Frustracje, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin
- Inna formuła obrazu, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
2013
- Salon zimowy, Stalowa Gallery, Warsaw
- Zakynthos 2013 – post-plain air exhibition, Stalowa Gallery, Warsaw
- Salon letni, aTAK Gallery, Warsaw
- Smaki Italii, Urban Art Gallery in Częstochowa
- Chłodne spojrzenie, Academy Salon Gallery, Warsaw
- Sjesta. The Landscape of the South Series, aTAK Gallery, Warsaw
- Produkcja, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
- Geometria i Metafora from Gallery 72 collection, Museum of the Southern Podlasie in Biała Podlaska
2012
- The 24th Festival of the Polish Contemporary Painting Szczecin 2012, The Pomeranian Dukes' Castle in Szczecin
- Dlaczego nie wszyscy kochamy przygody. Opowieść o Janku Dziaczkowskim, Zamek Ujazdowski Contemporary Art Center, Warsaw
- The most excellent young artist of the first decade of the 21st century, Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław
- Gdzie jest brat twój?, Lutheraneum – the ceilings of the Holy Trinity Church, Warsaw
2011
- Miłosz. Przenikania, "Przy Fabryczce" Gallery, Ethnographic Documentation Center, Wołomin
- The most excellent young artist of the first decade of the 21st century, Pieńków Gallery, Pieńków
- Mistrz i uczniowie, ES Gallery, Międzyrzec Podlaski
- In Via, Lutheraneum – the ceilings of the Holy Trinity Church, Warsaw
- Marszałkowska 3/5, Kantor Art Gallery, Żyrardów
- 71369, EL Gallery, Elbląg
2010
- Exhibition featuring paintings of the participants of History Education Workshops, The Masovian Dukes' Castle, Czersk
- Barwa i dźwięk, Urban Cultural Center Gallery, Sochaczew
- Vanishing Point – Space communication part 3, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw
- DUŻY FORMAT, mały format, 72 Gallery of the Museum of Chełm Land, Chełm
2009
- Space communication part 2 – Karapuda, Przybylski, Rudnicki, Baltic Contemporary Art Gallery – "Kameralna" Gallery, Słupsk
- Imielin Art Arcade, Działań Gallery and Imielin Housing and Constructin Cooperative, Warsaw
- Nabytki Galerii 72 z lat 2007-2009, 72 Gallery, the Museum of Chełm Land, Chełm
- Salon letni, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
- Miejsca szczególne, Regional Museum, Kutno
- Femeia in Arta, Galeria de Arta din Comrat, Galeria de Arta din Balti, Centrul Expoziţional "Constantin Brâncuşi", Chișinău, Moldavia
- Przestrzeń malarstwa, Test Gallery, Warsaw
- 64 Studio Drawing Exhibition, "Wystawa" Art Gallery, Warsaw
- Objawienia, European Cultural Center "Logos", Łódź
- Contemporary Painting 60 years of the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Królikarnia Branch of the National Museum of Art in Warsaw, Mazowieckie Contemporary Art Center "Elektrownia" in Radom, National Painting, Sculpture and Architecture Institute named After I.J. Riepin in St. Petersburg
- Space communication part 1, – Karapuda, Przybylski, Rudnicki, Galeria Biura Wystaw Artystycznych "Piwnice", Kielce
2008
- Express Bystrzyca, "Wirydarz" Art Gallery, Lublin
- Pieńków 2008 – post-plain air exhibition, Aula Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- Przestrzeń malarstwa, Ostrołęka Cultural Center Gallery, Ostrołęka; "C" Gallery, Ciechanów
- Mały format, Museum of the Castle in Janowiec, Branch of Nadwiślańskie Museum in Kazimierz Dolny
- Oko zwiedzione, EL Gallery, Elbląg
- Małe Enklawy, 72 Gallery, The Museum of Chełm Land, Chełm
2007
- Mistrz i uczeń, Gallery of the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria
- Die Tűr – the Doors, Urban Theater, Landsberg am Lech, Germany; Studio Art Gallery, S.I. Witkiewicz Studio Art Center, Warsaw; Płocka Art Gallery, Płock
- Contemporary Art Collection. Purchases 2004-2006, Museum of the Castle in Janowiec, Branch of Nadwiślańskie Museum in Kazimierz Dolny
- Abecadło Wolności, part of the National Festival of Christian Art and Culture "Nadzieja", BWA Gallery, Piotrków Trybunalski
- Sami o sobie, Art Propaganda Center, Urban Art Gallery in Łódź
- Contemporary Art Collection. Purchases 2004-2006, 72 Gallery, The Museum of Chełm Land, Chełm
- Przestrzenie, exhibition of the participants of International Painting Plain Air in Holendry, Cultural Center Gallery, Gostynin
- The young from Warsaw, Art Propaganda Center, Urban Art Gallery in Łódź
2006
- Drawings from 64 Studio, Young Artists Gallery "Łazienkowska", Warsaw
- Rybie Oko 4 – Young Art Biennale, Baltic Art Gallery, Ustka
- Ach jak pięknie – sztuki wizualne, A studio at 25 1-go Maja Street in Żyrardów
- Co? – Justyna Kabala, Arkadiusz Karapuda, Michał Szwarc, Kuluary Gallery, S.I. Witkiewicz Studio Art Center, Warsaw
- Studio 59, Działań Gallery, Warsaw
2005
- Grand Prix 2005, Franciszka Eibisch Foundation, Atrium-Puławska Gallery, Warsaw
- Łobez 2005, ARS Nova Gallery, Łódź
- East Berlin in Praga Północ. Neighbors to neighbors, "Nuku" Studio, Warsaw
- European blue – Young Generation, Grygorii Synytsia Gallery, National Technical University of Ukraine "KPI", Kyiv
Człowiek!, Aula Gallery, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
- 59 Studio, Young Artists Gallery "Łazienkowska", Warsaw
- Przesilenie – Rzeźbicha, Performace Komunikacja, Wydział Rzeźby, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
2004
- Prowansja, Klementyna Bocheńska Gallery, Fabryka Trzciny, Warsaw
- Aktywacja, The Western Masovia Museum in Żyrardów
2003
- Post-competition exhibition of students' drawings, S.I. Witkiewicz Studio Art Center Gallery, Warsaw
- Dłużew w Studio, Kuluary Gallery, S.I. Witkiewicz Studio Art Center, Warsaw
- Mowa do ludu, Linen Factory Hall, Żyrardów
2002
- Perspektywy, Śródmieście Cultural Center, Warsaw
- 1a, Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
2001
- "Perspektywy" Gallery

AVAILABLE WORKS

Arkadiusz Karapuda

C’est un tableau, 2019

acrylic, oil, canvas
50 x 60 cm

price: 6 800 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Emptiness, 2019

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Uniqueness, 2019

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Self-aware, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
23 x 23 cm

price: 2 800 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Back to black, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
60 x 80 cm

price: 6 200 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Somewhere, over the rainbow, 2021

acrylic, oil, canvas
37 x 72 cm

price: 6 400 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

All you need, 2021

acrylic, oil, canvas
59 x 72 cm

price: 7 600 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

Déjà vu, 2022

oil, acrylic, canvas
130 x 100 cm

price: 9 000 zł

Arkadiusz Karapuda

No change on the Vistula, 2014

gouache, paper
50 x 70 cm

price: 2 000 zł
ARCHIVE WORKS

Intransigence, 2020

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Flexibility, 2020

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Conformity, 2020

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Collapse, 2021

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Post culture, 2021

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Abundance, 2019

oil, canvas
130 x 170 cm

price: 14 400 zł

Life, 2019

oil, canvas
100 x 100 cm

price: 7 600 zł

Think twice, 2019

acrylic, oil, canvas
17 x 24 cm

price: 2 800 zł

Competition, 2019

acrylic, oil, canvas
50 x 60 cm

price: 6 400 zł

Colour, 2019

acrylic, oil, canvas
185 x 405 cm

price: 18 000 zł

Claritas, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
23 x 23 cm

price: 2 800 zł

Homeart, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
15 x 20 cm

price: 2 000 zł

Homelove, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
15 x 20 cm

price: 2 000 zł

Fame and fortune / Fame or fortune, diptych, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
180 x 120 cm

price: 17 600 zł

Solem movere (...), quadriptych, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
120 x 160 cm

price: 20 000 zł

In-between, 2021

acrylic, oil, canvas
59 x 72 cm

price: 7 600 zł

From the series Status quo, triptych, 2020

acrylic, oil, canvas
100 x 140 cm

price: 16 000 zł

Culture for the future / Nature for the past, diptych, 2017

acrylic, oil, canvas
180 x 120 cm

price: 17 600 zł

The truth does not exist, 2017

Gouache, paper
30 x 35 cm

price: 1 200 zł

The truth is elsewhere, 2017

Gouache, paper
30 x 35 cm

price: 1 200 zł

The truth looks different, 2017

Gouache, paper
30 x 35 cm

price: 1 200 zł

Sunset at Admiral Hotel, 2013

oil, wax paste, canvas
95 x 81 cm

price: 6 000 zł