—— Polish painter and sculptor ——
Wit Pichurski was born in 1975 in Opole. In 1990-1995, he studied at the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Opole. In 2000, he graduated with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. Nine years later, he obtained the Doctorate in postgraduate studies in Krakow. Currently, he works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Arts in Opole. He passes on his experience to the young generation of artists. Besides sculpture, he also focuses on painting, drawing and ceramics.
Art constantly transforms the surrounding world in various ways. Transformations are questions and answers. Every question expresses particular concern and every answer endeavours to calm it.
Wit Pichurski belongs among the leading personalities in modern Polish sculpture. Predominantly, the main focus of his works is the man. Through references to the spiritual, philosophical or sensual sphere of our very existence, he tries to reveal the complexity of human nature and find the balance. He utilises a variety of materials such as stone, wood, bronze or acrylic resin. According to him, different materials assembled together create harmony and show the world as it is today. He creates imaginative pieces of art, figuratively stylised, close to symbolism, as well as allegorical or synthetic. The author is convinced that the most essential aspect of sculptures is not visible at first glance. He adds a philosophical dimension to his works, even though they often look simple. However, on closer inspection, the viewer can see exactly what he needs to see. His works combine many techniques and forms.
Wit Pichurski is not only an excellent sculptor but also a painter who projects his colourful soul on canvas and into his sculptures. He tries to capture the human being, day-to-day reality we experience, as well as the endless opening of space or knowledge of our own consciousness.
Wit Pichurski actively participates in artistic life, participating in open-airs, exhibitions, symposia and competitions. He regularly exhibits his work not only in Poland but also abroad, and his pieces of art are kept in private and public collections. He is the author and co-author of several important monuments that commemorate the history of the Polish city of Opole.
- 2000 – “Selection”, University of Vienna, Austria
- 2001 – “Touch”, Opole Philharmonic, Poland
- 2001 – “Touch II”, Kamieniec Ząbkowicki, Poland
- 2002 – Presentation of spatial forms, Denmark
- 2003 – “MicroWorlds”, ZPAP Gallery, Opole, Poland
- 2005 – “Soul of the Stone”, Polish National Bank, Opole, Poland
- 2008 – “On the Other Side”, Aktyn Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- 2009 – “Pointers”, Gallery “Politechnika Krakowska”, Poland
- 2009 – “Whisper”, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
- 2009 – “Enchantment”, International Fair in Poznan, Poland
- 2009 – “Visionaries”, Villa Park, Opole, Poland
- 2010 – “Whisper”, Gallery of Modern Art in Opole, Poland
- 1999 – “Mystical Space”, Gallery “Politechnika Krakowska”, Poland
- 2000 – “Second Shift”, Gallery “Szyb Wilson”, Kastovice, Poland
- 2001 – “Sacral Art”, University of Bielefeld, Germany
- 2002 – “Painting of the Year 2001”, National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
- 2002 – “Mechanics of Art”, Gallery of Modern Art in Opole, Poland
- 2004 – “Mechanics of Art II”, MM Gallery, Chorzów, Poland
- 2004 – “Art without Borders”, GSA Gallery, Hilversum, The Netherlands
- 2006 – “Woman”, Gallery “Stalowe Anioly”, Bytom, Poland
- 2006 – Art Festival, Auxerre, France
- 2008 – Bastion of St. Hedwig of Silesia, Nysa, Poland
- 2009 – Gallery “Aktyn”, Warsaw, Poland
- 2010 – “Homo creator”, Diocesan Museum, Opole, Poland,
- 2010 – “Correspondence”, VBK Gallery, Berlin, Germany
- 2013 – ARTisti & Co Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
- 2014 – ARTisti & Co Gallery, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
- 2015 – ARTisti & Co Gallery, Vienna, Austria
- 2018 – Orchard Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
- 2019 – Orchard Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic