ola rek

ola rek

Ola Rek

edinburgh uk


Hello

Since gaining MFA in Sculpture in 2005 ( Academy of Fine Art, Wroclaw PL) I have been exploring various media, from installation art through music and video, to painting and sculpture again, striving to achieve some kind of fluent crossover between different tools of expression. In my current practice I have settled on exploring relationships between sculpture and painting, shape, colour and mark. Working on finding a balance between spontaneity, playful approach dictated by fleeting mood or emotion, versus planning and skilled execution. I am recreating what I have observed in natural and human world, sometimes suggesting vague narrative, with a small dose of escapism. Idolising early childhood as pure state of unrepressed expression I am forever, with more or less success, trying to get to the core of the mythical true creative force.
I have exhibited in Poland, Germany and the UK.
My painting and sculptures are in private collections.


Education

MFA Sculpture at Akademia sztuk pieknych
Wroclaw Pl
at Universidade do Porto
Porto, Portugal

Exhibitions

2013-18
RSA Open Exhibition at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2013
Polish Artists in Scotland at Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath
2012
Meteoropathy at Art’s complex, Edinburgh
2012
A Diary at Fine arts library, Edinburgh
2012
TUTAJ/TERAZ (HERE/NOW) at Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2007
A Forest at Total Kunst, Edinburgh
2006
41st International Ceramics and Sculpture Workshop exhibition at City Hall, Wroclaw
2005
The World Ordering at W Pasazu, Wroclaw