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  • Sep 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – Oct 18, 2024, 6:00 PM
    A Space, Venezia, Salizada Santa Giustina, Castello 2930
    ...the exhibition leads into the complex recesses of human identity through the ambiguous and intriguing symbolism of masks, becoming a dialogue with this year's Biennale theme, where "foreigners are everywhere," and identity and exclusion are issues that are increasingly attracting attention ...
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Orac Gallery

a place where you can touch art
and where art is touching you

LOCATIONS

Nowolipki Gallery

Nowolipki 27, 01-010 Warszawa

The main gallery space with curated exhibitions only.
The place where the art has its time and space to manifest itself  in its own rhythm and various aspects of being.
Laboratory of ideas and meaning.

 A Space 

Castello 2930, Venice 

The exhibition space of the gallery, which is nestled in the heart of Venice, between San Marco and Arsenale, offering a captivating setting in the historic Castello district, adjacent to the iconic and fascinating Art Biennale

Koszykowa Creative Space

Koszykowa 82b, 02-008 Warszawa

Koszykowa Space stands as a creative haven, blending the echoes of history with modern artistic expression. Nestled within the walls of a meticulously preserved former military casino, this unique venue offers an authentic backdrop for a diverse array of exhibitions, events, meetings, and performances, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in a world of creativity and culture.
 

Old Town Space

Mostowa 23/25/2, 00-260 Warszawa

Our gallery space which became too small for our big ideas and was transformed to the intimate art space for rent for private events. Due to its location in the heart of Warsaw's old town, it functions mainly as an art apartment for tourists becoming the place where people meet art in everyday life, which aligns with our idea of liberating art from galleries and museums.

Venice Whispers 
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

17.04 - 14.06 2024
A Space, Venice
Carnival Biennale Mask 
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski
20.09 - 18.10.2024
A Space, Venice
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Zapraszamy na fascynującą wystawę "Carnival Biennale Mask"

 Józefa Krzysztofa Oraczewskiego.

Przyjdź i odkryj z nami świat tajemniczych masek, które kryją w sobie głębokie znaczenia i symboliczne przesłania. Ta niezwykła podróż przez złożone zakamarki ludzkiej świadomości będzie również ciekawym dialogiem z tematem tegorocznego Biennale, gdzie "obcokrajowcy są wszędzie", a tożsamość i problem wykluczenia stają się coraz bardziej palącymi kwestiami społecznymi i ciekawym tematem świata sztuki. 

We invite you to the fascinating exhibition "Carnival Biennale Mask"

by Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski.

Come and discover with us the world of mysterious masks that hide deep meanings and symbolic messages. This extraordinary journey through the complex corners of human consciousness will also be an interesting dialogue with the theme of this year's Biennale, where "foreigners are everywhere", and identity and the problem of exclusion are becoming more and more pressing social issues and an interesting topic of the art world.

Coming Up Next

  • Carnival Biennale Mask,  Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski
    Carnival Biennale Mask,  Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski
    Fri, Sep 20
    A Space, Venezia
    Sep 20, 2024, 7:00 PM – Oct 18, 2024, 6:00 PM
    A Space, Venezia, Salizada Santa Giustina, Castello 2930
    ...the exhibition leads into the complex recesses of human identity through the ambiguous and intriguing symbolism of masks, becoming a dialogue with this year's Biennale theme, where "foreigners are everywhere," and identity and exclusion are issues that are increasingly attracting attention ...
Current Exibitions

LOST SHAPES
JÓZEF KRZYSZTOF ORACZEWSKI

Orac Gallery Nowolipki, Warsaw

Lost Shapes:
Abstraction in the Art of Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

 

       Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski leads us through the threads of abstraction to the "Lost Shapes." It's an unexpected and unavoidable journey. We all sense these lost shapes—within the labyrinth of days, matter, spirit, and memory, they emerge and vanish, encrypted in various signs. They lack a lasting form, much like a scent that intoxicates, strikes, and fades, leaving unforgettable traces in our senses. They are elusive and challenging to reach, summon, decipher, or give a more enduring form than the fleeting moment.

       The artist guides us through the labyrinth of abstraction to these elusive shapes. He invokes them because they are a necessary tool. Not to deny form, break free from perception, or detach from reality, but to transcend what seems insurmountable. Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski creates abstract works that not only oppose the material world but are contained within it, expanding it into dimensions that are usually invisible and non-obvious. In his art, he seeks to penetrate deeper and reveal the shape in all its dimensions, both visible and invisible.

      In the series "Lost Shapes," the artist primarily employs monochromatic colors, mainly black and white, to emphasize the existence of non-obvious relationships and structures simmering beneath the seemingly impenetrable surface of the observed world. Indefinite forms and colors serve as a key to discovering the mysterious essence of shape, which exists both in our perception and beyond it, in the world of matter and beyond it. Furthermore, it exists both in the shape and beyond it.

      Oraczewski doesn't reject form; on the contrary, he explores it in an unconventional and unexpected way. The absence of a clear structure doesn't equate to mere formlessness. Instead, Oraczewski uses the term "Lost Shapes," suggesting that the extraordinary structure of reality is so vast and complex that we see only a fragment of it. What is visible on the surface is just a part of the entire picture, a fragment, a faint trace, the beginning of a shape emerging from substance. The rest, the hidden part, is elusive and indescribable in the language of Euclidean geometry. However, we experience it in all its intricacies continually.

      Despite being lost in the invisible web of uncertainty, these titular shapes can be found and deciphered through the abstract language of art. The term "lost" carries the promise of search, discovery, and finding. It's an encouragement that although these shapes may remain beyond our reach, they exist. Moreover, by transcending our understanding and senses, they enter other dimensions and realms of abstraction.

      Oraczewski's art assists us on this journey. It serves as a guide, allowing us to relate to the lost possibilities of seeing and experiencing hidden shapes. It brings us closer to them, to the point where we can begin to feel and understand them, although they remain mysterious and elusive. It is an attempt to comprehend that form has more dimensions than we could imagine.

     In the deep intention of revealing what is indefinable, the artist invokes the thoughts of Aristotle. In Aristotle's concept, form is not just an observable shape but something that emerges in the creative process. In the case of "shapeless" abstract art by Oraczewski, the shape is not identical to the traditional notion of form. The shape is lost in chaos, but in the act of reception, it creates its unique form.

      "Lost Shapes" thus become a metaphor for our exploratory spirit in art. It's a challenge for us not only to look at the surface but also to delve deeper into areas that may seem lost. It's a reminder that the world of abstraction holds infinite possibilities waiting for our discovery and rediscovery. It's a shape that may be lost, but in the process of creative reception, it acquires its unique form.

kurator wystwy, Monika Turczyńska 

Fresh memories 

Zderzenia.
Sztuka Józefa Krzysztofa Oraczewskiego

21 listopada 2023 – 17 marca 2024

Dawny Pałac Biskupów Krakowskich

oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Kielcach

 

"Zderzenia" to eksploracja napięcia powstającego z przecięcia duchowości i materialności, czasu i przestrzeni oraz dualizmu życia. Nieuchronne sprzeczności, które okazują się dźwignią transcendencji, są ukazane w wielu aspektach i wymiarach. Niemniej jednak oś wystawy koncentruje się wokół napięcia związanego z pojęciami wolności i zasad społecznych. Ten właśnie konflikt wpisany w drogę osobistych przeżyć artysty oraz perspektywa rozwoju, jaka się wiąże z jego przezwyciężeniem, są ukazane w największym przybliżeniu.

Poprzez serię obrazów i instalacji Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski stawia widza przed wyzwaniem ponownego rozważenia swoich wcześniejszych przekonań o rzeczywistości i odkrycia głębszych, często ukrytych znaczeń naszego istnienia.

Wystawa, która ma na celu zgłębienie idei kolizji, zarówno dosłownych, jak i metaforycznych, ma właśnie prowadzić do odkrycia nowych perspektyw, rozbudzenia woli przezwyciężenia dualizmu i ograniczeń, realizacji marzeń i zrywania się do lotu po porażkach, które są nieodłączną częścią życia.

Wystawa przygotowana we współpracy z artystą.

Czas trwania wystawy: 21 listopada 2023 – 17 marca 2024

Kurator: Monika Turczyńska

Koordynator: Agnieszka Dziwoń

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Selected Past Exhibitions

 Cutting  Off The TIme Space 
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

Pearl 
Chantia Malaja

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Beyond Visibility
Alicja Maciejko

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Relations
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

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Directions 

Józef  Krzysztof Oraczewski

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PEGASUS
Jozef Krzysztof Oraczewski 

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Messengers of Power 
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski

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Chantia Malaja
Touching Non Existence

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Jump
Monika Turczyńska & Jozef Krzysztof Oraczewski 

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Form of the spirit
Alicja Maciejko 

April - may 2020

Asymmetric Wall

Biczowani
Józef Krzysztof Oraczewski