Artist Tomasz Koclęga

Tomasz Koclęga

Artist from Poland

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About the artist Tomasz Koclęga

In my work I focus on man. I am interested in analysing human behaviour, attitudes, and emotions. Through my indirect, poetical forms I explore the fields of human sensitivity, desires, feelings, worries or energies that I am influenced by. I try to base my work on elusive, hardly definable feelings, emotions that we are all tossed between, hidden desires appearing in our dreams or in real life. I have no intention to make comments on current affairs. I express myself through figurative sculptures, which are often white, deformed, headless figures. It is with them that I build my own catalogue of human behaviour. To me the headless figure represents a human being; I do not identify it with any particular person; I do not name it. At the opposite pole of my artistic expression are human heads. These usually huge forms, although separated from the rest of the body, symbolise a man in his spiritual and intellectual life, in his reason, wisdom and, finally, in his human perfection. As a sculptor I am interested in the interaction between my works and their surroundings. I often set my sculptures in a natural environment; in trees or rivers but also in urban space; in squares or market places. The exhibitions in public space have recently become the most important form of my artistic expression.

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He has sculptures permanently located in public spaces in USA, in Czech Rep., in Poland. Latest Exhibitions 2018 Vilnius, Lithuania – Uzupis, Old Town - “Reflections” - permanent located sculpture Moszna Castel, Poland - “Tomasz Koclęga. Sculpture” - solo exhibition Tczew Art Center, Poland - “Tomasz Koclęga. Sculpture” - solo exhibition 2017 St. Louis, USA - St. Louis Community Collage - “Pieta”- permanent located sculpture Prague, Czech Republic - The Furstenberg Palace Garden, Polish Embassy in Prague, “Tomasz Koclega - Sculptures”- solo exhibition Sapporo, Japan - “Pressure” - 44th International Snow Sculpture Contest Krasnoyarsk, Russia - “Cooperation” - 5th International Snow Sculpture Competition Valloire, France - “Abyss” - 34th International Snow Sculpture Contest Szklarska Poręba, Poland - “The Truth” - Polish Championship of Sculpture in Snow 2016 Świętochłowice, Poland - Tower Basztowa KWK Poland - “Toil”- permanent located sculpture Pacółtowo, Poland - Palace Park - “Stone” - permanent located sculpture Oxford, UK, The Turrill Sculpture Garden - “Inner Dimentions” - solo exhibition Bratislava, Slovakia, Grassalkovich Garden - “Closeness” Harbin, China - “Loneliness” - 21st Harbin International Snow Sculpture Competition Nayoro, Japan - “Touch” - 16th International Snow Sculpture Competition JAPAN CUP Zawiercie, Poland - Mickiewicz's Park - “Nest” - solo exhibition Bedzin, Poland Mieroszewskich's Palace - “Timidity” - solo exhibition ART FAIRS 2018 100 Beyond Sculptutre, Seoul, South Korea Art Revolution, Taipei, Taiwan 18th Insadong Art Fair 2018, Seoul, South Korea ART JAKARTA, Jakarta, Indonesia Parallax Art Fair, London, UK ART GYEONGJU, Gyeongju, South Korea ASIA Contemporary Art, Hong Kong 6th Deajeon International Art Show, Daejeon, South Korea Affordable Art Fair Batteasea, London, UK (upcoming) Affordable Art Fair Singapore, Singapore (upcoming) Seoul Art Show, Seoul, South Korea (upcoming) 2017 5th Deajeon International Art Show, Daejeon, South Korea In 25 years his career, he did more than 45 solo shows and participated in about 100 groups exhibitions all over the world.


Master Degree in Art Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland - 1993

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