MARIUSZ KOSIBA

[ 2019 | 2017 ]

(b. 1981, Gdów, Poland)
He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław with a diploma in sculpture under professor Leon Podsiadło in 2006. In 2007, he started working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław as an assistant tutor in the diploma studio no. 5 run by professor Janusz Kucharski. In 2012, he commenced philosophy and theology studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology in Kraków. In 2018, he earned his PhD in fine arts at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture at Wrocław’s Academy of Art and Design for the dissertation entitled “Identity of an Artwork”.

ARTIST STATEMENT

The source of my work is my constant fascination with Nature, in its pantheistic understanding, as the Absolute. In my works, I take two perspectives. The first concerns the meta-essence of Nature, complicated and elusive, inaccessible to human cognition. The second is the tangible and real layer of human experience. By combining these two perspectives, I create a case study of Man, focusing directly on his/her individual attitude to the surrounding reality, which is his/her own area only.