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July 25, 2009 - September 27, 2009
The Władysław Hasior Gallery
ul. Jagiellońska 18 b, Zakopane
The exhibition presents unique engravings and drawings dating from 2000 to 2008. These pieces, which are full of inner emotions and experiences, feature signs and symbols that are interwoven with mountain landscapes and motifs to create a semiotic landscape. The mysterious force of the Tatra mountains lies in a tangled history of image, human lives, literature, contemporary thoughts on tradition and the individual interpretation of  forms and signs.


Since the very beginning of his artistic work, Zygmunt Januszewski has climbed A MOUNTAIN OF MEANINGS. The fascination for it grows with the flow of time; threads, paths, lines and metaphors until it reaches the dimensions of the cosmos and is ruled by its own laws. A MOUNTAIN OF MEANINGS includes paintings, installations, engravings, books; it embraces the whole of Januszewski's artistic output - it is a contemporary and very personal attempt at a dialogue between the intellect and forces of nature.

Zygmunt Januszewski

Zygmunt Januszewski was born in Warsaw in 1956. He studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts in Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts in Janusz Przybylski's, Jerzy Tchórzewski's and Halina Chrostowska's studios between 1976 and 1981. His diploma was based on the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcίa Márquez in the Illustrations' studio of Professor Janusz Stanny. Since 2000, he has been the professor at the Internationale Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst in Salzburg, Austria. Since 2003, he has been the head of the Illustrations' studio at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. He draws, makes installations, engravings and poetry. He has received many Polish and international prizes and awards for his drawings, engravings and book designs.

His artworks can be found in the collections of: the National Museum in Warsaw, the Museum of Posters in Wilanów, the Museum of Caricature in Warsaw, the National Museum in Poznań, Les Silos/Maison du Livre et de l'Affiche in Chaumont, Wilhelm-Busch-Museum in Hannover, Landesmuseum Münster, Mőnchehaus Museum für Moderne Kunst Goslar, Sammlung Karikaturen & Cartoons in Basel, Museum of Modern Art in Toyama/Japan, Lahti Art Museum in Finland, Deutsches Polen Insitut in Darmstadt, Rene Wanner Sammlung Rheinfelden, Rupertinum, Salzburg, Galerie Seywald Salzburg, Kleines Plakatmuseum Bayreuth, Sammlung Fotter/Altenhof, Sammlung der Stadt Salzburg, Museum für Kommunikation, Frankfurt/Main, Musée d'Histoire contemporaine in Paris and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Miętusia Meadow, 2000
A Mountain of Meanings, 2000
Road to Gąsienicowa Meadow, 2004
Sanctuary of a Triange, 1983

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