Approved: 14.04.2011

Bartosz Beda

Artist

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Approved: 14.04.2011

My paintings explore the relation between daily life and human nature. I percive humanity as a chocolate cake, where beneath the 'iced' surface lies those more intriguing and challenging mixtures, with fears and social pathology. Through the application of paint and process of painting, I cut that piece of cake to explore these problems. Simple yet powerful gestural strokes and mark-making,

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  • Location: Manchester, North West
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Residencies, Workshops, Community arts, Public art, Private commissions, Visual arts consultancy, Studio practice, Collecting
  • Tags: bartoszbeda, painter, NewSensations, Mastars2012
 
 

Biography

My paintings explore the relation between daily life and human nature. I percive humanity as a chocolate cake, where beneath the 'iced' surface lies those more intriguing and challenging mixtures, with fears and social pathology. Through the application of paint and process of painting, I cut that piece of cake to explore these problems. Simple yet powerful gestural strokes and mark-making, search and re-investigate solutions to bring these hidden depths to the surface.

For more information about my work and availability, please visit: www.bartoszbeda.com

CV & Education

Born 1984 in Lodz, Poland

Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, USA   (Associate Artist)
Bogota Arte Contemporáneo (BAC), Bogota, Colombia (Associate Artist)
New Blood Art, London, UK (Associate Artist)

Education
2011-2012 Manchester Metropolitan University, MA Fine Arts
2008-2011 Manchester Metropolitan University, BA Fine Arts, First Class Honours
1999/2003 Private Secondary Art School in Lodz

Solo exhibitions
2015 Narrow Silence, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A
2014 Blast of Absolute (Passing Through a Narrow Defile), BAC Bogota Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, Colombia
2014 Revision of Displacement, Salon Colombia, Nogales, Bogota, Colombia
2014 State of Escape, The Studios, New Mills, UK
2013 Myriad of Alterity, Liebre Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Art Fairs
2014 Berliner Liste, showing with BAC, Bogota Arte Contemporaneo in Berlin, Germany.
2013 Other Art Fair, showing with New Blood Art, London, UK
2012 Manchester Contemporary, showing with Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK

Competitions, prizes and awards
2014 Second Prize for Montclair Studio, Aljira, Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, USA
2014 Finalist for The Combat Prize, Livorno, Italy
2014 Finalist for The Williams Drawing Prize, Connecticut, USA
2013 Shortlisted for Art Gemini Prize, Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery, London, UK
2012 NOAC Prize for the best from North of England, National Open Art Competition, Chichcester, UK
2012 Saatchi New Sensations, Victoria House, London, UK
2012 The Door Prize – for Painting (shortlisted), Centrespace Gallery, Bristol, UK
2011 Shortlisted for The Tiltle Prize, Blank Media Collective, Manchester, UK

Residencies
2012 Scholarship at Dresden Academy of Arts, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden, Germany

Group exhibitions
2015 Art Now Series: Painting 2015, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A
2015 Detail, The Unsher Gallery, Lincoln, UK
2015 Feria, Minan Gallery, Los Angeles, U.S.A

2014 Detail, Transition Gallery, London, UK
2014 The Image of the Emotion, BAC, Bogota, Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, Colombia
2014 9th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, Sacramento, CA, USA
2014 Viewpoints 2014, Alijira, Centre for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A
2014 National Juried Exhibition, The Batesville Area Arts Council, Batesville, Arizona, U.S.A
2014 Detail, H Project Space, Bangkok , Thailand

2013 Not Just for Christmas, Contemporary Art Society, Manchester, UK
2013 New Perspective in Painting, Studio Gallery, New Mills, UK
2013 Machines, Union Street Gallery, Chicago, IL, U.S.A
2013 In the Flesh, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, U.S.A
2013 5th Annual contemporary Exhibition, Ludlow Open, Ludlow, UK
2013 Schools of Art. Vol. 3, Oktogon der HfBK Dresden, Dresden, Germany
2013 Petty Theft, Launch f18, New York, U.S.A

2012 NOAC, Prince’s Foundation Gallery, London, UK
2012 Microarte., Liebre Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2012 NOAC winners show, Pallant House Gllery, Chichester, UK
2012 NOAC, Minerve Gallery, Chichester, UK
2012 New Sensations 2012, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 Manchester Contemporary, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 53 Degrees, School House Gallery, York, UK
2012 Heads & Whole – Talking Heads, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby, UK
2012 60 Drawings, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK
2012 NW Graduates Show, Neo: Gallery, Bolton, UK

2011 Annual Exhibition, Hive Projects Space, Rochdale, UK
2011 Open Studios Days, Rogue Artists Studios, Manchester, UK
2011 New Creative Talents, 5Plus Architects, Manchester, UK
2011 Drawing Connection, Institute of Art, Siena, Italy
2011 Best in Show, New Continental – They Eat Culture, Preston, UK
2011 Northern Graduates, Curwen Gallery, London, UK
2011 ‘Heads’ Rochdale Arts Festival, Hive Project, Rochdale, UK
2011 Piotrkowskie Biennial, ODA Piotrkow, Piotrkow, Poland
2011 Art Crawl Festival, Manchester Art Crawl, Piccadilly Place, Manchester, UK
2011 X Edition of Open Exhibition, Lodz, Poland

2010 Mixed Show, See Gallery, Manchester, UK

Degree shows
2012 Degree Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK
2011 Degree Show 2011, MMU School of Art, Manchester, UK

Live/Performance
2011 Presentation of Paintings, Open Culture Project, Eccles Youth Centre

Artist talks
2014 Workshop a talk at Nogales School, Bogota, Colombia
2012 Heads&Whole – Talking Heads, Abbey Walk Gallery, Grimsby
2012 Encontro II de Novos Artistas, Santiago de Comostella, Spain

Employment
2006 Peter and The Wolf, Suzieh Templeton, SE-MA-FOR Studio Lodz, Lodz Poland. The animation movie got an Oscar Prize in 2008.
2003 Ichtis, Marek Skrobecki, SE-MA-FOR Studio Lodz, Lodz, Poland

Publications
2012 The Art Catlin Guide

 

 

Web links - article/press

Featured in DIALOGIST, 15 Oct 2014

Interview for Arteon, Art Magazine in Poland  01 Sept 2014

Interview by Emily Spicer for Studio International 22 July 2014

Featured in the Independent 01 June 2014

Featured in the Guardian, 01 June 2013

Radcliffe Times Interview by Tui Benjamin, 30 May 2013

Featured in Radio 4's consumer affairs programme "You & Yours" by Catherine Carr: Art as an investment.

The Telegraph

National Open Art Competition AN Magazine - Interview by Richard Taylor 

Manchester Contemporary Art Fair 2012

AxisWeb, Mastars 2012 

Creative Times 2011 

Film Polski