Polish artist with a unique installation in the next stage of the prestigious art competition in Italy

Written by Press team of ArturKaliń Tuesday, 08 September 2015

Installation of the artist and performer Artur Kalinski, titled "Sleeping Beauties" has been qualified by the jury for the second stage of the international competition of contemporary art "Fifth Contemporary Art Show," which takes place in Treviso, Italy. It's a big success, given that the competition involved artists from all over the world.


Artur Kalinski is the only Pole who takes part in the competition. From 5 to 13 September 2015 the artist will present the official biennial work, with dimensions 100x140cm, from his latest collection "The essence of femininity".

The author in his characteristic way shows the beauty of a woman. Two naked bodies of women lying side by side, seemingly have nothing in common. On the contrary they are strangers, because are facing in opposite directions. However, looking at the work, you will find that they are bound by a supernatural force that causes they constitute oneness. Some kind of an understatement, yet the uniqueness and originality of the installation have been noticed and appreciated by highly qualified professionals in the field of art.

- "Sleeping Beauties" is an installation other than any I've ever created. As I previously announced it is more proven and more complex than previous images. When I received an invitation to participate in such a prestigious show, I thought it is appropriate to show just this work, which is also the culmination of my current research the correlation between form and content included in a subtle veil of noble metal. Participation in this edition of "The Contemporary Art Show '' is for me a very unique event, because in this way, my art has a chance to appear not only in private collections but also in open space available to a wider audience, says Artur Kalinski.

Work on the installation took place in several stages. After selecting the appropriate models artist he casted forms that covered with black paint and then with pure gold. This precious metal plays a very important role in his work. It is a symbol of beauty and perfection. The method of gold flakes application emphasizes the uniqueness and smoothness of feminine shapes. They are shown in detail.

"The Contemporary Art Show"  has taken place for 4 years and is the result of collaboration Artica Events of Ca'dei Carraresi - the most significant museum in Treviso. The competition involved artists from more than 20 countries and every year it attracts nearly 2.5 thousand visitors who wish to view the competition entries. It is a place for the presentation of new styles, techniques and talented new faces in the artistic world.

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Polish artist stopped time in the spatial form

Written by Press team of ArturKaliń Monday, 30 March 2015

In the eighteenth century, Madame Tussaud found a way to stop time, making wax castings of prominent figures. Many artists have tried to follow in her footsteps, creating new forms. This time a Pole created an entirely new concept, which combines the art of painting, sculpture and installation.


Artur Kalinski, artist, photographer and performer, eager to capture time and spatiality, placed his son's face mask in his new collection.  His son served as a model. Each of the 10 new works are his varied facial expressions. This specific collection can be defined as the installation of paintings based on relief. The artist brought new elements to the art by experimenting with different forms. He casted masks with resin and primed them with black acrylic paint, then covered them with gold, which is his favorite mean of artistic expression, because, he says, gold  "symbolizes purity, inner wealth and beauty." Artur Kalinski is known for the fact that he uses thin and delicate petals of this precious metal in his works as paint.

The artist has sought for a long time to ensure that his works were characterized by spaciousness and evolved to a three-dimensional forms. Initially he created paintings that were barely flat on the  canvas primed to later impose more and more paint, adding depth to the painted figures.  He  highlighted important elements, put thicker undercoat paint and then flakes of pure gold. - In the end, I realized that what most interests me is a relief. I can gain depth through the use of light and shade, and use more gold, without losing it - explains Artur Kalinski.

On some works from the new collection, the faces appear incomplete, unfinished or even blurred. However, it is the intended effect. - My work shows human imperfection, or even weakness, but also the way to achieve perfection, because in all these empty spaces we can mask or make up in the course of our life, working on continuous self-improvement. We always have a chance to improve something in life. In the next 5-10 years I will repeat the experiment in the same way and see how my son has changed - says Artur Kalinski.

The entire collection of 10 images were created over almost four months. Working with spatial form required focus and was more labor-intensive than painting on a flat surface. The artist was preparing one mask for two weeks. It was the time spent not only on its creation, but also the development of the concept of the work and the finish of each detail. - As a rule, the painter strives to reflect the smallest detail as closely as possible, to get closer to the living original. But I wanted to prove that the same face may have different expressions depending on how we present it. The eyes are the mirror of the soul of man, and the face is a picture of the interior and I am presenting it in my new collection - Artur Kalinski adds.

The artist is fascinated with the possibilities associated with the use of gilded carvings and features them in a flat structure of the image. Therefore, he is currently working on larger installations of this type, which perhaps will make an even greater impression on the audience.

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Woman in color 'blue' - the new edition…

Written by Press team of ArturKaliń Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Artur Kalinski, Polish artist, photographer and performer, painted a continuation of "BlueMotion", with  11  new images using only two colors. They represent the feminine silhouette in blue and white colors.

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