Marian Gologorski

Born on January 16th, 1948 in Zakopane. Studied at the Faculty of Sculpture of Krakow’s Academy of Fine Arts under the supervision of Jacek Puget and Marian Konieczny. Graduated in 1972.

Sculptor, designer, jeweller and glass artist. Co-founder of „Gołogórski – Rostworowski” Gallery of Contemporary Art (1982 – 1992). Owner of Gologorski Gallery in Krakow, Poland.

Marian Gołogórski is one of the most interesting Krakow-based artists of the last fifty years. The Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts graduate, a student of prof. Jacek Puget and prof. Marian Konieczny. His debut sculpture/installation “Red poppies” was first shown in The Sculpture of the Year 1975 exhibition. Not recognised by the critics, he was honored with Audience Award. Later, the “Red poppies” installation was purchased to become a part of permanent collection of the Museum of Central Europe.

Gołogórski’s wide interests reflect in his sculptures, glass designs, fashion- and unique jewellery masterpieces. Since 1983, he is the owner and artistic director of Gologorski Gallery in Krakow, Poland.

The creations of Marian Gołogórski are all about human being, humanity, and human’s sensuality. Human sexuality is a very important issue – as the main drive and the basic element of human beauty. By nudity, Marian Gołogórski is showing truth about human nature, character and emotions. Even more, he’s trying to define the complexity and psychological aspects of life.

All the life stages, difficulties and worries are shown by the artist with true understanding. Human body mirrors all the life struggles, thoughts and hopes. These beautiful, but – at the same time – difficult stories can be easily found in Marian Gołogórski’s sculptures. The most interesting example of the idea of humanity in Marian Gołogórski’s sculptures are angels, so surprisingly human with their expressive bodily postures and easily distinguishable sex.

This exhibition consists of 26 unique sculptures created in lost-wax cast technique. Lost-wax casting is so accurate that even artist’s fingerprints remain on the artwork’s surface, making it even more intimate and personal. That’s exactly who Marian Gołogórski is – an artist true to beauty in its pure, raw form.