Arek Kozak

Arek Kozak
Hi guys my name is Arek I am visual artist, Graduated from Wroclaw Academy of Fine Art including 
studies at Edinburgh College of Art.Central to my inspiration is a wish to communicate thru my work 
with people who are rarely involved in art. My work is both personal and public from individual
drawings and sculptures to large scale urban installations...: )...


Zajmuje sie sztuka. Dzialam na pograniczu rzezby, rysunku, malarstwa i performance. Ze swoim przeslaniem wychodze poza sciany galerii i staram sie docierac do odbiorcy, ktory rzadko chce, ma szanse, czy tez odwage, aby przyjsc samemu do galerii. Moje prace ilustruja sekwencje z mojego zycia i otaczajacej mnie rzeczywistosci, która komentuje poprzez metafore, szczery, emocjonalny naturalizm. Czlowiek i jego zycie zajmuje centralne miejsce w mojej tworczosci. Dzialam w roznych skalach: od formatow walizkowych do instalacji miejskich.

Organizuje rowniez interdyscyplinarne, miedzynarodowe projekty artystyczne, dzialam wtedy jako artysta i zarazem kurator....: )... 


www.arekozak.com
www.youtube.com/dypart
www.goldenline.pl/arek-kozak
arekozak@hotmail.com


“fly or die”
...a record of the artist's personal experiences over the pastt years -- in effect a sketchbook of the artist's life. It draws on the real and the spiritual worlds as the artist encountered them, the choices they presented, and the conflicts that arose out of an expression of every day life in a sequence of works. This is a very personal journey that took the artist to many different places in Scotland. Living in new and unfamiliar places, without roots, presented a challenge and is the motivation behind many of the works. The subjects range from the mystery of life and death to the recording of everyday life.

Christopher Lamb
May 2008
 

EXHIBITIONS

2OO9
"“SHE” variants of vivacious fascinations and confusions"
'ArtSpace Gallery Edinburgh-UK
2OO8 
"fly or die" ArtSpace Edinburgh UK 
_ “The Grzewczy season” Collective Gallery Edinburgh UK 
2OO7
“The Place” Glasgow UK 
“Inspiring Humanity” ArtSpace Gallery Edinburgh Art Festival UK 
“it's my life.” ArtSpace Edinburgh   UK
The Depresionist 'ArtSpace Gallery Edinburgh-UK
"BB Gallery"- Krakow-PL_
- Domoteka"-Warszawa- PL 
- "Marienlyst Slot"- Copenhagen- DK
2OO4 
-"Collapse condition" -Wroclaw (PL) 
-"God, Honour, Motherland" (BB Gallery)_ Krakow (PL) 
2OO3 
-” Christmas is coming""Forest Gallery” Edinburgh (UK) 
-"War response"(Roxy House Gallery) Edinburgh (UK) 
- “virgin or bitch""Red Door Gallery" _ Edinburgh (UK)
- "What if art shits in the street",_ ”kings pans" Edinburgh (UK) 
-"I - Rak " (BWA Gallery) Wroclaw (PL) 
-"After Aids" (Entropia Gallery) Wroclaw (PL) 
2OO2 
-"Poznan - Harbour"-(ON Gallery) Pznan (PL)
-"Where is the Boss ""A rt supermarket III”_ 
Warszawa(PL) 
Independent Culture Festival 
-"Sincere intentions"(BWA Gallery) Wroclaw (PL) 
2OOO
-"Barber's tears"- within "Frizenwounder " -(Entropia_ Gallery) Wroclaw (PL)

PARTICIPANT AND ORGANIZER 
-"Scottish/Polish Cultural Stimulation" 
Collective Gallery Edinburgh 2008 - artist/curator
-”Inspiring Humanity” polish contemporary art_ Exhibition Edinburgh Art Festival '07 - artist/curator
_--”it's my life..Artproject Edinburgh- 
Craigmillar_ Marcch- September 2007 - artist/curator 
-"Two evenings of short strange films" 
projection of_ international avant- garde movies ArtSpace_ Craigmil Arts Festival 2007
-"Artist in residence" ArtSpace&ArtCentreEdinburgh 2006-7
”-voluntary-collaborationwithin artlink _ Edinburgh-2004/2006 
-”artproject-"redwoods" foundation _ Edinburgh (UK)2005
-"Two evenings of short strange films" projection of_ international avant- garde movies
ECA Edinburgh_ College of Art) Edinburgh (UK) - 2003 
-”Mill Marie"- exhibition in an Mill (3000 m Q) an_ movie shown in the ship in Odra river. 
Colaboration_ with dozen young polish and international artist,_ within "Fest Festung Festival" Wroclaw (PL) 2000 
-"Murals and Sculpture in the landscape" _ jury and sculpture assistant Czestochowa (PL) - 2002