23/7 – 31/7 2021
Galerie Abstract Project | Paris | France
Intermedia artist. Also active in the field of painting, space organization, digital graphics and generative art. Mark Starel creates statistical images, inspired by databases or statistical messages, mainly on the social behavior of Poles. The starting point of his work is the assumption that contemporary reality is a statistical reality.
Author of the Statistical Art Manifesto. Since 2011, together with a group of European artists, he has been animating the international art movement Discursive Geometry, of which he is the originator. This idea includes geometric art in the current discourses, incl. social, language, science, or the art itself.
Mark Starel (aka prof. Wiesław Łuczaj) was born on November 26, 1960 in Bogatynia, Poland.
1975-80 Study at the State Secondary School of Fine Arts in Supraśl, Poland.
1980-85 Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphics. Graduated with honors.
1985 Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and Art.
1986-92 Assistant in the Studio of Visual Structures, Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
1993 PhD in Art, Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
1993-95 Curator of the Aspekty Gallery in Warsaw.
1999 DSc in Art (dr hab.), Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
1999 Scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
2001 Associate Professor at the Institute of Fine Arts, Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.
2002 Creates the first Statistical Art Manifesto.
2002-2005 Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce.
2008 Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis, awarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage.
2008-2016 Director of the Institute of Fine Arts, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce.
Since 2011, together with a group of European artists, he creates the international art movement “Discursive Geometry”, of which he is the originator.
2012 The title of Professor of Art awarded by the President of the Republic of Poland.
2013-2017 Member of the Council of the National Museum in Kielce, appointed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage; deputy chairman of the Council.
In the years 1989-2020, curator of over 100 exhibitions, including:
Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw,
Aspekty Gallery, Warsaw
Textile Museum, Łódź
Dziekanka Gallery, Warsaw
Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
Akademija Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania
BWA Gallery Sandomierz
Galeria Działań, Warsaw
XS Gallery, Kielce
Museum of Warmia and Mazury, Zamek Gallery, Reszel
National Museum in Kielce
University Gallery, Cieszyn
EL Gallery Art Center, Elbląg
XX1 Gallery, Warsaw
Abstract Project Gallery, Paris, France
Polish Institute in Bratislava, Slovakia
Venice Exhibition Gallery, Venice, Italy
In 2015-2018, curator of the exhibitions accompanying the international conferences “Geometry in discourse – discourse in geometry”, including:
Discursive Geometry 5 and Interferencje, XS Gallery, Kielce, 2015, 28 participants from Austria, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.
Hommage to the black square, Galeria XS, Kielce, 2016, 11 participants from Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, the USA and Hungary.
GRID 3, XS Gallery, Kielce, 2016, 54 participants from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and Hungary.
GRID 5, Galeria XS, Kielce, 2017, 48 participants from Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden and Hungary.
CONCRETE / DISCOURSE / COMPLEXITY, Galeria XS, Kielce, 2018, 60 participants from Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, USA and Hungary.
The latest curatorial projects started in 2020 are:
A series of 6 exhibitions under the common title DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY. Each exhibition is dedicated to a different discourse, which is reflected in the second part of the exhibition title:
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – LANDSCAPE
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – CITY & ARCHITECTURE
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – WORDS AND SOUNDS
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – CH-ART
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – ALGORITHM
DISCURSIVE GEOMETRY – RE-CONSTRUCTION / RE: CONSTRUCTION
A global manifestation of geometric art under the name COVIMETRY.