Sebastian Rudko

Sebastian Rudko

Since 2001 I live in Cracow where I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department.

In my work I get inspiration from nature and culture, which is what I see, feel and recognize consequences. It’s interesting that you can see in a split second image that remains so firmly in the subconscious that you can not resist – you just have to paint it. I often observe phenomena such as reflections, arising from light impact. I also use sketches and photographs, but the most important is the memory of what intrigued me. The reality presented by me is a apparent reality, reflected in, reduced by the light, but still existing.

Solo and Collective Exhibitions:

2018: collective exhibition, Clio Art Fair, New York, USA
2014: solo exhibition, Tapper-Popermajer Gallery, Teckomatorp, Sweden
2013: collective exhibition, Förster Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2012: solo exhibition, Tapper-Popermajer Gallery, Teckomatorp, Sweden
2011: solo exhibition, Adecai I’Espace Caravelle, Mulhouse, France
2010: collective exhibition, Sensorial Realms, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2009: International Painting Picture of Public Space – post-competition exhibition, Profil Gallery, Poznan
2007: collective exhibition, Triennial of Modern Polish Painting, BWA, Rzeszow
2007: collective exhibition, Triennial of Polish Painting, The Municipal Gallery of Art, Czestochowa
2006: E. Eibisch Foudation – post-competition exhibition, The Katarzyna Napiorkowska Art Gallery, Warsaw
2006: solo exhibition, Two Manggha, Manggha Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Cracow
2005: Samsung Art Master – post-competition exhibition, The Orangery, Warsaw
2004: post-outdoor exhibition, Gaude Matter Gallery, Czestochowa
2003: The Light and the Painterly Matter – post-outdoor exhibition, Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Cracow


2010: Monetary prize, Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Juried by Ms. Megan Fontanella, Assistant Curator, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2008: Nominated for awards in the competition International Painting Picture of Public Space, Galeria Profil, Poznan
2007: Kyoto-Cracow Foundation – purchases Manggha IV
2004, 2005, 2006: Honorable mention in painting, exhibition at the end of the year, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow

Art Fair:

2018: Clio Art Fair, New York, USA
2013: Konstmässa, Malmö, Sweden
2012: Konstmässa, Malmö, Sweden





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