Author: Zbigniew Furgaliński
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The horizon is a boundary, a physical and metaphysical concept at the same time. Related to the law of universal gravitation, it is also a longing for a better, different world. It sets our point of view, determines our place on Earth, determines our being here and now – we carry it within us. My paintings, which seem to be abstract, are in fact an extract of the landscape, brought to the elemental sign, which is the horizontal line. The essence of my painting is intense harmony and pulsating light penetrating from the image. The apparent monotony of images is based on the pattern of horizontal, rhythmic lines and results from a contemplative feeling and experiencing reality. I try to build paintings with discipline and logic, but they are the fruit of emotions and sensational reception of visual phenomena.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. habilitated Zbigniew Furgaliński studied at the Graphics Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in Katowice in the years 1978-1983. In 1983 he obtained diploma in workshop graphics and book illustration. He was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture and Arts in 1984-1986. He is a doctor of art. He runs the Visual Arts Studio at the Design Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Specializes in colorful lithography, easel and architectural painting. He has extensive experience in the field of design and many implementations of interior architecture, architectural and sacred painting in the Silesian Voivodeship. He has had many individual exhibitions at home and abroad.