Szukalski, at Varnish Fine Art - 7x7 Magazine
"Stanislav Szukalski is one of the most interesting artists you’ve probably never heard of. The Polish-born sculptor and painter was claimed by his mother country as its “Greatest Living Artist” before his life’s work was destroyed during the Nazi invasion of Warsaw, after which he relocated to Southern California and fell into total obscurity.
During this time, he developed his theory of Zermatism, which posits mankind as existing in an eternal struggle with the sons of Yeti creatures, in 42 volumes. That sheds only a sliver more light on the man.
Needless to say, Varnish Fine Art’s exhibition of Szukalski’s work is an exceedingly rare treat. The show will include the artist’s signature bronze sculptures, inspired by early twentieth century futurism and pre-Christian paganism alike, as well as a number of never before exhibited conté and pen and ink drawings. If Szukalski’s work is any bit as interesting as his biography, the show should be thoroughly unforgettable."
By Alex Bigman on May 02, 2012
Szukalski runs May 5 through June 2 at Varnish Fine Art, 16 Jessie Street #C120. Opening Reception: Saturday, May 5, 5pm – 7pm
- SZUKALSKI A Solo Exhibition of Works by Stanislav Szukalksi
May 5, 2012 - June 2, 2012