LEON TARASEWICZ. MILANO 2003
ed. by Józef Grabski
252 × 232 mm, 156 pages
63 full-page colour plates, 44colour illustrations + 9 b/w photographs
On the cover: Untitled, 2003,
acrylic, acrylic plaster, wood, ply-wood, 50 × 50 cm
Catalogue of an exhibition organized at the Lawrence Rubin Gallery in Milan (10 April - 22 May 2003) on the occasion of the opening of the 2003 "Salone del Mobile" (Milan's international furniture show), entitled Leon Tarasewicz meets Michele De Lucchi. It was the first individual exhibition in Italy of Leon Tarasewicz (b. 1957), a celebrated Polish painter of Belorussian origin, the artist who represented Poland at the 49th Biennial Exhibition in Venice. Tarasewicz, famous for his paintings (or rather "painterly interventions") in public spaces painted the walls and some mobile elements of the gallery and exhibited there a large number of his most recent pictures. The exhibition was also an occasion to present the "Artista" lamp, designed by Michele De Lucchi, with a lampshade by Tarasewicz, in limited edition signed by the artists.
Apart from richly illustrated critical essays on Tarasewicz's art by the most renowned European and American art critics and interviews with the artist, the catalogue comprises of full-colour reproductions of all of the exhibited works by Tarasewicz, his projects for the show at the Lawrence Rubin Gallery and lampshade designs. A detailed biography of the artist, a record of his exhibitions and a selected bibliography are accompanied by numerous contemporary and archival photos of the artist and his works.
KIM LEVIN — Leon Tarasewicz. Absolute landscape
ŁUKASZ GORCZYCA — Between nature and culture. The paintings of Leon Tarasewicz
ADAM SZYMCZYK — The sky, the earth - without the horizon
AMNON BARZEL — Some notes for a theory: the behavioural floor projects of Leon Tarasewicz
BOŻENA CZUBAK — 'I can stare at Malevich's Black Square for hours, even if there is nothing happening in this painting...'
JERZY ONUCH — Painting has died
LEON TARASEWICZ — The boundaries of painting...