Andrzej Szymczyk ARSMA
My sculpture is founded in hyperrealism in human and animal forms which I then blend
with varying degrees of expressive interpretation. Careful study and deep analysis of the anatomy of every subject I sculpt enables me to recreate the subtlest tensions of musculature and movement and to articulate my vision with high levels of accuracy. This deep understanding of physical characteristics gives me the ability to manipulate and create something new, rather than simply replicate existing reality. In doing so, I strive for my sculptures have an emotional impact on the viewer, to call to mind memories or tell stories, as if each has its own spirit that emerges from within.
My current work represents my personal evolution as a sculptor. My earlier animal and fish sculptures are as relevant today as when I created them, symbolizing my reverence, fascination and dedication to protecting the natural world, while reminding us of its fragility and necessity. I now add to that by focusing on aspects of the human form. Not as static posed figures, but rather as entry points for contemplation and dialogue on social as well as political issues.
Born in Krakow, Poland. Graduated with MA degree in Fine Arts in the faculty of Sculpture from The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2012. Also studied at The Newcastle University at the department of the Fine Art in 2010-2011. Exhibited in Poland, Germany and UK. Member of RSMA, SSS and Bow Arts. Awarded with RSMA New Generation Award 2019.
I’m trying to produce sculptures that capture the “character” and “likeness” that is different from the actual reality. I’m interested in the subjective perception more than in scientific measurements. More like a poet describing an event in comparison to a journalist - although less factual may nevertheless reveal truths about it that you won’t find in “dry” facts. I am expressing my mind with three dimensional form in space and scale relating to the viewer. I manipulate, distort, add and remove: proportions, tensions, weights and scale in order to achieve the desired “feeling” in relation to the sculpture. The subject’s movement and balance are important for me to be included in the piece to express its nature.
Royal Society of Marine Artist Annual Exhibition 2019 - RSMA New Generation Award. "Large Seahorse"
"Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2020" - Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, 30 Sep - 10 Oct 2020
"Against the Tide" - Norfolk, The Gallery Holt, 18 Jan - 25 Feb - group exhibition
"Royal Society of Marine Artists Annual Exhibition 2019" - Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, 10 - 19 Oct 2019 - group exhibition
"The Other Art Fair Victoria 2019" - London, Victoria House, Holborn, 3 - 6 October, 2019 - art fair
"Autumn and Winter Show 2017" - Hertfordshire, Norton Way Gallery, Nov 2017 - group show
"Spring and Summer Show 2017" - Hertfordshire, Norton Way Gallery, 20 - 22 May 2017 - group show
"Sunny Art Prize 2017" - London, Sunny Art Centre, aur-Sept 2017 - group exhibition
"London Pop Up Art Fair 2017" - London, Sunny Art Gallery - June 2017 - group show
"London Hampstead AAF" - London, May 2017 - art fair
"The London Design Festival" (part of "lionstudio")- UK, London, Sept 2016 - group exhibition
UK, London, 23 Carven Terrace, at DSE Group Show Room, April-June 2016 - solo exhibition
"Rzezba" -Poland, Krakow, ul. Jozefa 2, at Sculpture Gallery, April - September 2016 - group exhibition
“Edinburgh Art Fair” - Edinburgh, November 2015 & 2016 & 2017 - art fair
“See Art Fair” - Tunbridge Wells, June 2015 & 2016 & 2017 - art fair
"Int. art Fair Sevenoaks - Sevenoaks, June 2015 & 2016 & 2017 - art fair
"Chelsea Art Fair" - UK, London, Chelsea Old Town Hall, April 2015 & 2016 - art fair
"Unity in Variety III" - UK, London, Shoreditch, 4 Garden Walk, Mar-Apr 2015 - group exhibition
“Affordable Art Fair” Battersea - UK, London, Battersea Park, March 2015 & 2016 & 2017 - art fair
“Krakow's Academy of Sculpture” - Poland, Oronsko - Polish Sculpture Centre, Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 - group exhibition
“Bow Arts Open Studios” - UK, London, June 2014 & 2015 & 2016 & 2017 - group exhibition
"QQTec e. V.", Kunst Kultur Technic - Germany, Dusseldorf, December 2013 - group exhibition
"Intermedia" Bunkier Sztuki Gallery - Poland, Krakow, June 2012 - group exhibition
"Home Brewed", Bruce Building- UK, Newcastle, May 2011 - group exhibition
"Merge", Hatton Gallery - UK, Newcastle, October 2010 - group exhibition
“Academy in Krakow”, Krakow 2011, ISBN 978-83-62321-03-2
“Pracownia Rzezby IV” Krakow 2016, ISBN 978-83-65570-19-2