Piotr Skowron came to ´ace as part of the partnership that Fundación´ace has with the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. Currently, he works as an assistant at his home university in Agata Stepien Silkscreen Studio, specialized in intaglio and serigraphy. However, he isn’t confined only to traditional forms of print and often exploits unconventional graphic techniques. Experiments with collography are strongly related to his earlier education, engineering.
I worked on a project called Matrix and prints as graphics object creating space. The project was based on a series of abstract graphic works made from matrixes and graphics printed in silk screen and intaglio. Works are in relation with the environment—by building them from matrixes and graphics I wanted to create graphic spatial objects and installations. In this project I explored the possibilities of abstract description of reality inherent in a widely understood graphical language, to which matrixes, prints, graphic installations can be categorized.
1984 | Lodz, Polonia
2015 | Bachelor in Graphic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz, Poland
2016 | The First Xuyuan International Print Biennial, Bejing, China
2015 | Grand Prix of Young Polish, ASP Gallery Kraków, Poland
2014 | Splitgraphic Biennial: “Ten years of Splitgraphic biennial 2003-2013: a sustainable retrospective” in Vilnius Graphic Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania
2014 | VIII Triennale of Polish Contemporary Drawing, Lubaczow, Poland
2013 | Honor, Prize-winning Prints of Guanlan International Biennials, Bejing, China
2013 | 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2017 | Artist in residence Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
2015 | Gold Medal in Prime Time Competition – The Best Diploma in 2014 year at Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland
2014 | Artist in residence Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, China
2013 | Young Artists Award in 6th Split International Graphic Art Biennial, Croatia
2013 | Award in 4th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China
Matrixes and Prints as Graphics Objects Creating Space
I’ve been working on the project Matrix and Prints as Graphics Objects Creating Space, which is based on a series of abstract graphic works made from matrixes and graphics printed in silk screen and intaglio. The works are in relation with the environment—by building them from matrixes and graphics I wanted to create graphic spatial objects and installations. In this project, I explored the possibilities of abstract description of reality inherent in a widely understood graphical language, to which matrixes, prints, graphic installations can be categorized.
´aceNITE, Open Studio
Open Studio 9
Artists in Dialogue
As a closure to the September 2017 residency period, on September 27th we held an Open Studio to share and exchange the processes of the artists in residency with the local colleagues and public.
Polish artists Piotr Skowron and Damian Idzikowzki presented their silkscreen works, as well as the photolithography pieces that they were developing in the ´ace workshop.
The artist David Pimentel Segura (Peru) was invited to exhibit at this event. He was in Buenos Aires as an artist in residence in RAP| Panal361. David made an installation in the Central Hall of ´ace which consisted of an illustration on stickers with an aesthetic that combines pop, the Peruvian chicha culture and the format of the Instagram photographs.
In the studio The Tower, Rachel Sommer, artist from US who did an Exploration Residency, showed her work in painting and illustration. Sommer investigated the popular myths of Argentina and combined them with her dark and gothic aesthetic.