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Art Agenda Nova
Batorego 2, Krakow


Andrzej Żygadło


The works presented at the exhibition combine three basic thematic lines for which the common denominator is the definition of CHRAM.
The first issue is the question of man as a mortal being; fully aware of its mortality and transitoriness of the world it creates. All works presented at the exhibition contain vanitative content; in terms of a man as an individual (in some works the author refers to the life and death of specific people), or in the context of community and culture, which a given community creates, putting it on the ruins of the previous one.
The second thematic line is the presentation of the theme of the temple and its destruction, understood alternately as the carrier of which is a human being, as well as that which is a product of man.
And finally the third element which is a direct source of inspiration: that is, the area of today’s Polish-Ukrainian borderland from which the author originates. Part of the work is a commentary to specific events occurring in the above area. The author attempts to present various activities (including confrontations) of social and national groups through the prism of their obvious inevitability.
Andrzej Żygadło

‘Every work is a reflection on the canvas of one’s own reflections connected with the reception of specific images of reality, sometimes through photography. This reception results from the nostalgic personality of the artist, his personal experiences, memories, as well as his own reflections on art, matter, and transitoriness of its forms, and above all on the role of individual experiences in the reception of artworks. As Żygadło says: ‘Everything comes from how the elements of reality are perceived, which are in themselves objective, yet they appear to each other in a different way. My inner landscape is like a castle, to which every work created is a matching key. ‘
Monika Zielińska, fragment from: ‘My internal landscape is like a castle, to which every work created is a matching key’, based on a conversation with an artist


Andrzej Żygadło – born on in 1988 in Przeworsk. A graduate of the Art High School in Jarosław. Currently a student of faculties: Painting – in the studio of prof. Leszek Misiak (5th century) and the Preservation and Restoration of Works of Art (4th century) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow.
Fields of creativity: painting, drawing, graphics, photography. He also deals with: documentation and conservation of monuments, art history, iconography of monuments in the Podkarpacie region. A scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the academic year 2011/12, he took part in numerous group and individual exhibitions. His works are located min. in the collections of the Kórnik Library of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kórnik and the Museum of Caricature Eryk Lipinski in Warsaw.

Individual exhibitions
XII – IX 2008, exhibition of the diploma thesis (realized together with Ewa Szozda) collegiate gallery, Jarosław.
IX – X 2012, exhibition in the exhibition room of the Journalists’ Club, Kraków, ul. Szczepańska 1
More important collective exhibitions
05. V, – 04. VI. 2011 presentation of the work on the exhibition entitled “Interior” – Gallery of the “Zielona Marchewka” Foundation at Al. Wilanowska 83.
7 – 16. V 2013, Presentation of works on the exhibition entitled “Body ..” organized by the drawing studio of prof. ASP Bogusława Bortnik Morajdy of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Krakow, gallery ul. Floriańska 22.
I – VII 2013, Presentation of works on the exhibition entitled “If …” inaugurating the Festival of Culture and Media (24 V – 31 VII 2013), organizers of the exhibition: painting studio of prof. Leszek Misiak at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, the Institute of Culture at the Jagiellonian University and the Academy of Music in Krakow Kraków, gallery – Cellars of Collegium Maius UJ.