Overview

Born in 1965 in Poland, Puczel graduated from the University of Warsaw and gained his artistic experience as a filmmaker, graphic designer and painter. He views his style as emotional, but calming, reduced in shape and color. Building stories, but pointing at illusion and unveiling the materiality of paints. Showing the individuals, but talking about a common human experiences. There is also probably something deeply "Eastern European" in his style. You can even feel the heritage of painting icons: human figures are reduced in details to their main psychological features, and depicted mainly on a flat backgrounds (it sounds like an echo of the notion, that outside world doesn't matter). Paradoxically, such an old-time “iconic heritage” can be regarded... as a progressive conceptual basis. "By the way, the outside world really doesn't exist, as quantum physics teaches us." In his "Lovers" series he focuses on deeply hidden, intimate connections between couples. These two people create the deepest field of emotional experiences, the strongest tensions, field of learn- ing through love and pain. But of course, you can't see anything unless you're not inside as a intimate participant. Outside viewer sees nothing, so we are "censored or protected". The paint shows and covers at the same time. The surface gets wavy, subjected to an alternating rhythm of disturbances, tensions and calms. And we are forcing to read between the lines, to dive into this situation with our interpretation, our own emotions in the mirror of the painting.

Works
Exhibitions
Biography

1965 Born in Ketrzyn, Poland.

 

Education

1990 MA, University of Warsaw, Poland

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020 Inside & Beyond, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2018 Recent Paintings, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2017 Unnamed Relationships, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2015 Balance, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2014 Lovers, Galerie Sandhofer, Salzburg, Austria

2012 Painting Circumstances, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2011 Jarek Puczel, Galeria Rynek, Olsztyn, Poland

2006 3 Seiten der Leinwand, Galerie Sandhofer, Innsbruck, Austria

2002 Puczel & Cieslak, Gallery Twenty-Four, Berlin, Germany

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020 Untitled Art Fair, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2019 Art Miami, Maybaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2019 Seattle Art Fair, Maybaum Gallery, Seattle, WA
2019 Art Market, Maybaum Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2018 Art Miami, Maybaum Gallery, Miami, FL

2018 Fresh!, Juried Group Exhibition, JanKossen Contemporary, New York, NY

2018 Joyful Heart Foundation, Art Auction, Cookfox Architects, New York, NY

2018 Collective Show, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2018 Winter Exhibition: Post-War Meets Today, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2017 Art Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2017 Rarity Summer Contemporary, Rarity Gallery, Mykonos, Greece

2017 This is Not My Image, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2017 Art Wynwood, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2016 Galeria de Arte AFK, Lisbon, Portugal

2016 CONTEXT, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2016 Trzechswiat, Galeria Scena X, Olsztyn, Poland

2016 SCOPE Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2016 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

2015 Galeria Scena X, Olsztyn, Poland

2015 Art Wynwood, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2015 Warsaw Art Fair, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2014 Collective Show, Galerie Mark Hachem, Paris, France

2014 CONTEXT, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2014 Warsaw Art Fair, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2014 Devenir Gris, Galerie 22RUEMULLER, Paris Montmartre, France

2014 The Art Hunter, Sydney, Australia

2013 AQUA - Basel Miami, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2013 SCOPE Miami Beach, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2013 Warsaw Art Fair, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2013 SCOPE Basel, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

2013 Artists of the Gallery, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2013 SCOPE NYC, Robert Fontaine Gallery, New York, NY

2013 Art Wynwood, Miami, FL

2012 Warsaw Art Fair, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2012 SCOPE Miami Beach, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2012 Collective Show, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Miami, FL

2012 Sport Artbox, Milano Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2011 Nowy Dom Jablkowskich, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2011 Collective Show, Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2010 SCOPE Miami, Myartspace - Digital Presentation, Miami, FL

2010 Wpolczesna Weduta, Galeria Rynek, Olsztyn, Poland

2009 Art Innsbruck, Galerie Sandhofer, Innsbruck, Austria

2009 Lubelska Noc Kultury, Galeria ATU, Lublin, Poland

2003 Galeria Wozownia, V Biennale of the Small Painting Forms, Torun, Poland

2003 ProGram 2003, Galeria Sienna 57, Warsaw, Poland

2001 Et voila la Pologne - Presentation of Polish art, Bruxelles, Liege (Belgium), Luxembourg

2000 Et voila la Pologne - Presentation of Polish art, Bruxelles, Liege (Belgium), Luxembourg

Events
News
Bibliography

Projects and Commissions 

2018 Zeruya Shalev "Douleur", work "Lovers (3)" on the book cover, Editions Gallimard, Paris, France

2018 Bernard MacLaverty "Midwinter Break", work Couple on the book cover, W. W. Norton & Company, New York, USA

2018 Jennifer Kitses "Ein tag, eine nacht", work "Invisible man" on the book cover, DTV Verlagsgesellschaft, Munich, Germany

2018 Carlo Cassola "L'uomo e il cane", "Un cuore arido", works "Cruise" and "The dog" on the book covers, Mondadori Libri Spa, Milan, Italy

2018 Rachel Cusk "Resoconto", "Passaggio", "Omaggio", works Beloved, Melancholia, Redhead on  the book covers, Giulio Einaudi Editore, Torino, Italy

2018 Geir Gulliksen "The Story of a Marriage", work Beloved on the book cover, Penguin Random House, New York, USA

2018 Julia Jessen "Architektur des Knotens", work Para (2) on the book cover, Verlag Antje Kunstmann, München, Germany

2017 Jens Jessen "Wir haben uns verwählt", work Couple in the article, Die Zeit, Germany

2017 Chiara Gamberale "La zona cieca", work Dream on the book cover, G. Feltrinelli Editore, Milan, Italy

2017 Nina Raine "Consent", work Lovers 6 as a campaign artwork for a play, National Theatre London, UK 

2017 Carlo Cassola "Il taglio del bosco”, work On an alien planet on the book cover, Mondadori, Milan, Itlay

2017 Carlo Cassola "Fausto e Anna", work Girl on a seesaw on the book cover, Mondadori, Milan, Italy

2017 Michel Faber "Undying - a love story", work In the sunlight on the book cover, La nave di Teseo, Milan, Italy

2017 Rosi Golan "OMG", work Lovers 3 on the cover of the music record single, USA

2017 Jenny Diski "The Vanishing Princess", work Lovers 2 on the book cover, Ecco Books (HarperCollins), New York, USA

2017 Cezary Żechowski "War with the Cuckoo", Illustrations for the book, Convivo, Warsaw, Poland

2017 Antonio J. Rodriguez "Vidas perfectas", work Couple 2 on the book cover, Penguin Random House, Barcelona, Spain

2017 Katarzyna Mol "Now", work Girl on a seesaw on the book cover, Tadeusz Serocki, Pelplin, Poland

2017 Franz Werfel "Little Loves", work Couple on the book cover, Ugo Guanda Editore, Milan, Italy

2017 Carlo Cassola "A relationship", work Couple 2 on the book cover, Mondadori, Milan, Italy

2017 Carlo Cassola "Fear and Sadness", work Mother on the book cover, Mondadori, Milan, Italy

2016 "Slice" magazine, work Beloved in the issue Fall/Winter'16, New York, USA-NY

2016 "Dolce vita" television theatre TVP, work Projection 1 on the stage design, Warsaw, Poland

2016 Zoey Leigh Peterson "Next year, for sure", work Unnamed affection on the book cover, Scribner, USA

2016 Zoey Leigh Peterson "Next year, for sure", work Unnamed affection on the book cover, Doubleday, Canada

2016 Naiara Magalhaes "Mais tesão, por favor", works Lovers 3 and Lovers 1 in the article, Claudia, Brazil

2015 Arjun Basu "Attends-Moi", work Lovers 1 on the book cover, Marchand de feuilles Montréal, Canada

2015 Anna Matysiak "Czułość liter", work - 20 C on the cover and endpaper of the book, Miniatura, Krakow

2014 The Jezabels "Brink", 8 works on the CD album cover / vinyl album, Australia

2014 43 Festival du Nouveau Cinema, work Lovers 1 - main image promoting Festival, Montréal, Canada

2013 Iris Leu "Soft Focus", work Lovers 1 on the CD album cover, USA-TX

2012 Arezu Weitholz "Wenn die Nacht am stillsten ist", work Lovers 2 on the book cover, Verlag Antje Kunstmann, Munich, Germany

2012 Ilaria Bernardini "Domenica", work Lovers 2 on the book cover, Narratori Feltrinelli, Milan, Italy

 

Selected Publications and Interviews 

2017 Dariusz Szulc "Relationships - delicate connections in Jarek Puczel's painting", article and interview, Artventure.pl

2017 Andrea Toro "Jarek Puczel. Covered Lovers" (interview), METAL Magazine, Barcelona, Spain

2017 Eglė Petreikienė "Jarek Puczel", NEMUNAS magazine, Kaunas, Lithuania

2016 Casey Webb "Interview with painter, Jarek Puczel", jungkatz.com

2016 Ewelina Zdancewicz "Jaroslaw Puczel. Conversation", Gazeta Olsztynska, Poland

2015 Siegrid Leitner "Jarek Puczel. Die Magie eines einzigen Augenblicks", Palette & Zeichenstift, Koblenz, Germany

2015 Anna Matysiak "Jarek Puczel" (booklet), Convivo Publishing House, Warsaw, Poland

2015 Curate Magazine "The portrait issue", curatemagazine.com

2014 "Devenir Gris" - numéro 3, Les éditions de L'Incident, Paris, France

2014 "Giovani Garofalo "Materia e Spirito - gli amanti di Jarek Puczel", artwort.com

2014 Josune Imizcoz "La nación de los amantes sin rostro", playgroundmag.net

2013 Dontpostme, winter issue "Interview with Jarek Puczel", issuu publishing house, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia

2013 Hannah Edwards "Jarek Puczel", ignant.de

2013 Beata Szymanska "Jaroslaw Puczel - painter" (video), GO TV, Poland

2013 Ewa Mazgal "Jaroslaw Puczel", Gazeta Olsztynska, Poland

2013 Larissa Erin Greer "Jarek Puczel Qutlines The Everyday", beautifuldecay.com

2013 Monika Szczyglo "Interview with Jaroslaw Puczel. Odbiorca sztuki jest jej tworca", Radio Olsztyn, Poland

2012 Patrycja Jastrzebska "Jaroslaw Puczel", VariArt, WBP Olsztyn, Poland

2012 Patrycja Jastrzebska "Jaroslaw Puczel. Painting circumstances" Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland

2012 Interview with E. Kochanek-Van Dijk about Jarek Puczel exhibition in Milano Gallery, Qadrans Qltury, TVP Warsaw, Poland