Arena of Games – the voice of the young generation

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On the 12th of November 2018 the opening ceremony of the individual exhibition of the Polish graphic artist Kamil KOCUREK took place in the Keresztes House in Sfântu Gheorghe. Those present at the event were welcomed by the curator of the exhibition Magdalena Hanysz-Stefańska, who presented the artist.

Kamil Kocurek was born in 1990 in Tychy, Poland. He finished secondary school in Katowice in 2010. Then he studied art at the Faculty of Art of the Academy of Fine Art sin Katowice. After graduating from the academy, he became professor at the Graphic Art Faculty of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk. He participated actively in artistic events and graphic art contests in Poland and abroad. He was also present in many individual and group exhibitions and won more than 25 awards. In 2016 he was awarded the Grand Prize at the 4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland.

Magdalena thanked to the organizers for the possibility and for the support received for the organization of this exhibition, she expressed her gratitude, that they could bring this exhibition to Sfântu Gheorghe. She called Kamil Kocurek the hero of the day, as she put it, Kamil Kocurek represents the voice of a new generation. “Graphics links people” – the curator of the exhibition emphasized at the end of her speech.

The individual exhibition of Kamil Kocurek entitled “Arena of Games” shows artworks created between 2014 and 2018 with intaglio printing. All of these works and  the concepts behind them are rooted in the personal interests of the artist: “I draw attention to the atrocities of war and the ongoing blurring of the boundaries between the real and the virtual world. The modern world is based on the games. These games permeate every aspect of our life. Media still participate in this fun so we see the manipulation of information to form an alternative view of reality. Military conflict and the violence are a basic material of manipulation and surrounding us from every side.”

The exhibition can be visited until the 9th of November 2018 in the Keresztes House (Gróf Mikó Imre street, no. 9), daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., except Mondays

Photo credit: Vargyasi Levente