18/04 - 19/05/2019
In 2019, it has been 25 years since my graduation from the Katowice branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (currently the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice) in 1994. My works include graphics, graphic design, paintings and drawings. The career as a teacher is also very important to me. I think of art as a part of my character; it is also my primary way of communicating with the world. Art needs time and must be challenged by people.
Agnieszka Półrola, born in Radomsko on the 27 of April 1967, is a graduate of the State High School of Fine Arts in Częstochowa. In 1994, she graduated with honours from the Katowice branch of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She received a diploma in graphic design under the tutelage of professor Tomasz Jura and in painting under the tutelage of professor Jacek Rykała. In 1996-2005 she worked in the Arts School Complex in Częstochowa where she was a teacher of the graphic design - editorial forms. In 2004 she obtained a Ph.D. in graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. In 2008 she received a postdoctoral habilitation degree. She currently works as an associate professor at Jan Dlugosz University in Częstochowa. Her works have been displayed on numerous individual and several dozen joint exhibitions in Poland and abroad (in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and the USA)
Prof. Maciej Bieniasz
TWO IN ONE
This popular advertising slogan is a reminder that even essential concepts are relative. Today’s exhibition in City Art Gallery in Częstochowa of works by Prof. Agnieszka Półrola from Jan Dlugosz University coincides with an important event for the community – the twenty-fifth anniversary of her artistic work. A traditional, school definition says that work is about overcoming resistance over a distance. Both teachers and artists understand just how accurate this description is, which makes admiring the results of hard work all the more satisfying. I am certain that Prof. Półrola will forgive me for revealing the “ins-and-outs” of our work – the difficult search for perfection.
Graphics, drawings, paintings… let them speak for themselves. In his “Unkempt Thoughts”, a wise poet, Stanisław Jerzy Lec, provocatively says: “Should art be understandable? Yes, but only to the recipients”.