Mariusz Tarkawian

The artist creates a vision of the golden age of peace, love and happiness; a utopian world without wars nor conflicts – A Dream. He is inspired by images and symbols of peace and love in art history, particularly in ancient mythologies and in contemporary pop culture.

The 366 Rotations series was commissioned by Labirynt Gallery as a web project. For 366 days (from November 1st, 2013 to November 1st, 2014) the artist drew one picture a day, inspired by everyday life, TV news and his travels. The result was a semi-documentary semi-fantastic chronicle of events. At the exhibition a selection of the war-theme pieces inspired by current affairs is displayed. Additionally, Mariusz Tarkawian has created special frescoes for the exhibition, including vitally important images of refugees, fleeing for their life to Europe. The artist also refers to the symbols of peace – a hope for the future.

Sen, rysunek, 2015
A Dream, drawing, 2015

Dzięki uprzejmości artysty
Courtesy of the artist

Fotografie/Photos: Wojciech Pacewicz

366 obrotów, 2013–2014, rysunki (wybór z cyklu)
366 Rotations, 2013–2014, drawings (part of the cycle)

Kolekcja Galerii Labirynt
Collection of Labirynt Gallery

Fotografie/Photos: Wojciech Pacewicz

366 obrotów, 2013–2014, rysunki (wybór z cyklu)
366 Rotations, 2013–2014, drawings (part of the cycle)

Kolekcja Galerii Labirynt
Collection of Labirynt Gallery

Fotografie/Photos: Wojciech Pacewicz