ARTAFFAIR GALLERY, REGENSBURG
ARTAFFAIR GALLERY, REGENSBURG

 Everything that surrounds me inspires me, although one of the most important sources of inspiration and the strongest driving forces of artistic activities has undoubtedly been the theatre. My creative path started with working in the theatre, but more than the theatrical space I was intrigued by the human being that existed within it. My fascination with this subject manifests across my entire painting, not only in the way of expression, intense colour, of comparing almost realistic figurativeness with abstraction or the dynamic representation of characters, but also in treating paintings as a sort of study of human moods. 

 

For me, the dynamics of the human body and its peculiar beauty is undoubtedly an exciting subject, just like observations of the variability and diversity of human nature. The way it is presented depends on the whole concept of the painting, whether it concerns a specific person or an imaginary character. The painting which portrays a specific person talks about their experiences and emotions. When working on such a theme I adapt the entire form and expression to the character of the person portrayed.

In contrast, when painting an invented character, I partly use my own image, although the stories told in these works do not necessarily relate to my own experience. They are more a visual bridge between these stories and my emotions, the result of my imagination, creative inspiration, and the final vision of the character. However, in both situations, the creative process requires time and a well thought out concept.

As a result of presentation such strong, diverse emotions, I often create larger formats and even expand them by adding additional panels while experimenting with the combination of strong, decisive colours.

 

The reality that I am showing is not a faithful reconstruction of what surrounds me. Its a world built anew through the prism of my own feelings and experiences, a record of my observations. The symbolism of my paintings seems quite obvious: beauty and apparent subtlety complemented by strength and independence.

The women I depict in my works are strong, beautiful, wise, independent, knowing their worth, proud and free from restrictions. Seemingly delicate and fragile, but in fact warriors full of inner strength. I am a woman myself and it is easier for me to express emotions in this way, talk about experiences and about human nature from the female side.

GALERIE BARTOUX LONDON
GALERIE BARTOUX LONDON

Studied at Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Painting & Set Design. Painter, set designer.

Exhibited in dozens of solo and group exhibitions /Poland, USA, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, UK, Italy, Austria, Belgium, Greece, Chech Republic, Taiwan/ and at Art Fairs including ART Karlsruhe, CONTEXT ART MIAMI, Affordable Art Fair UK, A.R.T. ART Revolution Taipaei 台北""藝術博覽會 Taiwan, STROKE ART FAIR, Munich, AAF Bruxelles, AAF London, MASTER EXPO RAI Amsterdam, DISCOVERY ART COLOGNE.

 

2024 Group Portrait Exhibition, Galerie Barrou Planquart, Paris, France

2024 DISCOVERY ART COLOGNE 2024/ Art Affair Gallery, Cologne, Germany

2023 ART MARKET BUDAPEST 2023/ Art Affair Gallery, Hungary

2023 “SUMMER SHOW” Art Affair Gallery, Germany

2023 “SUMMERBREEZE”  30works Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2023 Art3f Kortrijk 2023/ Galerie Barrou Planquart, Belgium

2023 “INAUGURATION”  30works Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2023 „Anna Bocek&Leif Nyland” Galerie Barrou Planquart, Paris

2022 “Anna Bocek- solo show” Art Affair Gallery, Germany 

2022 “KARLSRUHE 2022”, Art Affair Gallery, Germany 

2022 “INAUGURATION” Galerie Cygne Noir, France 

2021 MASTERS EXPO 2021 RAI AMSTERDAM, ArtGalerie 11M, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2021 AAF London Battersea, Galerie Barrou Planquart, London, England

2021 ANNA BOCEK-SOLO SHOW, Galerie Barrou Planquart, Paris, France

2021 “REDis” curated by Sergio Gomez (33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago)

2020 “Im Goldenen Käfig”, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2020 “KARLSRUHE 2020”, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2019 “CONTEXT ART MIAMI 2019” Galerie Barrou Planquart, Miami

2019 "Anna Bocek- solo show" Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2019 “Sommerausstellung", Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2019 “Galeriekünstler II”  Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2019 “Galeriekünstler I”  Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2018 Inauguration, Galeries Bartoux Matignon, Paris, France

2018 Künstlerinnen und Künstler der Galerie II, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2018 Künstlerinnen und Künstler der Galerie I, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2017/2018 Jahresausstellung 2017, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2017 “Galeriekünstler”  Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2017 “Winterausstellung” Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2016 “JOURNEYS” Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2016 A.R.T. Art Revolution 台北""藝術博覽會 Taipei, Taiwan

2015 “Jahresausstellung 2015” Kleine Galerie, Wien, Austria

2015 WL4 Art Space INAUGURATION, Gdansk, Poland

2015 “Jahresschau 2015” Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2015 “Figurative Modern" Kleine Galerie, Wien, Austria

2015 “Collective Show” Mike Wright Gallery, Denver, USA

2015 “Anna Bocek- recent works” Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown, NY, USA

2014 International Bosporus Art Biennale /Sonderschau: Atelier an der Donau/Istanbul/Wien

2014 “Summer Show”, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2014 STROKE ART FAIR, Munich, Germany 

2014 “Woman by Women”, Paris, France

2012/2013 LAGERKOLLER, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2013 A.R.T. Art Revolution Taipei, Taiwan

2013 “Farbe Bekennen”, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2012/2013 GALERIEKÜNSTLER ArtAffair, Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2012 The Museum of Emigration /2nd Honorable Mention at the international competition for visual concept/, Gdynia, Poland

2012 “Artist Talk with Anna Bocek", Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2011/2012 “Anna Bocek -Recent Works"Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2011 “Polish Contemporary Painting", Galeria DAP, Warsaw, Poland

2011 ROMAN FACTORY /archaeological center/ project & production, Gdansk, Poland

2011 “Anna Bocek- recent works" Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown, NY, USA

2010 “Pure painting II” Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2010 “Collectiva d'arte MIRA” Palazzo Palmieri, Martignano, Puglia, Italy

2010 “Collective Show- Atelier an der Donau”, ART Innsbruck internationale Kunstmesse, Austria

2009 “Atelier an der Donau", Museum of Oscar Kokoschka, Pochlarn, Austria

/I prize Internationales Kunstlersymposium/

2009 “Centrum Hevelianum”, project & production, Gdańsk, Poland

2009 “New Works", Canfin Gallery, Tarrytown, NY, USA

2009  “Painting Exhibition” Konsulat Generalny RP w Malmö, Sweden

2009 “Anna Bocek -Recent Works” Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2009 “Painting exhibition" Polish Consulate General in Malmö, Sweden

2008/2009 “Recent Works- winter collection" Art Affair Gallery, Regensburg, Germany

2007 Special award of "The Polish Heritage Association of the name of Wiktor Zin" for "Amber Museum Enterprise", Gdansk, Poland

2007 “Mich zu bewahren"Art Affair Gallery Regensburg, Germany

2007 Nouvelle Biennale, Galerie de la Marine, Nice, France

2007 The Fusion Gallery, Altea, Spain, 

2006 "Amber Museum" project and production, Gdansk, Poland

2006 “Visions of a Woman" Art Affair Galerie, Cannes, France

2006 “Amber Museum" design of the visual setting, Gdansk,Poland

2006 “Stage Design and Spatial Forms" National Museum in Gdansk, Poland

2006 “Zeitgenössische gegenständliche Kunst" Art Affair Gallery, Regensburg, Germany

2005 "The Prize Winner of "Amber Museum's Project", Gdansk Poland

2005 "The Prize Winner of The Best of Soho Art Show", New York, USA

2005 “Summertime" Levent Gallery London, England

2005 “Painting Exhibition - Elements II” Fabryka Trzciny, Warsaw, Poland

2005 “Painting Exhibition I", Galeria Aneri, Gdansk, Poland

2004 “Vier Leidenschaften", Kunstsalon Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

2004 “Recent Works : Anna Bocek; Enver Gursev", The Gallery Beckenham, London, England

2004 “Recent Works : Anna Bocek, Enver Gursev, John Brown F.R.B.S.”, The Gallery Beckenham, London, England

2003 “Shakespeare Set Design Exhibition" Theatrum Gedanese Foundation, Gdansk, Poland

2003 “Painting Exhibition", Dimidium Toto Gallery, Sopot, Poland

2003 “III Art Festival of Gdansk ", Era Art, Gdansk, Poland

2003 “Women in Painting" - Tygiel Gallery, Gdynia, Poland

2002 “Painting Exhibition" - Cascada Warszawa, Poland

2001 “II Art Festival of Gdansk ", Era Art Gdansk, Poland

2001 ‘Painting Exhibition" - Gallery ' 78 Gdynia, Poland

2001 “Just a man" Young Designers Exhibition Centre of St, John, Gdansk, Poland

2001 “I Art Festival of Gdansk ", Gdansk, Poland

2000 “Searching for style", National Museum in Gdansk, Poland

1999 ‘Pattern & Space", National Museum in Gdansk, Poland

1998 “Andrzej Markowicz & his students", Sopot Designer's Gallery, Sopot, Poland

1997 First Prize for the best Shakespearean Set Designer Project, from Theatrum Gedanense Foundation of Prince Charles

1997 “Young Designers Exhibition" Baltic Dramatic Theather, Koszalin, Poland

1996 “Design projects exhibition", Gdansk; - "Portfolio" - State Gallery of Art, Sopot 

 

INSTITUTIONS AND AWARDS:

 

2023 AMBER MUSEUM- The Special Award of the President of Gdansk in the competition for the best Architectural Realisation in Gdansk

2019/2021 The Amber Museum /Permanent Exposition/, project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk Poland

2018/2019 MMW /Polish Navy Museum /Permanent Exposition/, project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdynia Poland

2014/2015 The Roman Cellar, The Archaeological Museum /Permanent Exposition/, project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk, Poland 

2012 2nd Honorable Mention at the international competition for visual concept of Emigration Museum in Gdynia, Poland
2011 The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards
2011 Archaeological Museum “Błękitny Baranek”, project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdańsk, Poland
2009 I Prize of Internationales Kunstlersymposium, “Atelier an der Donau”, Austria 
2009 I Prize of “7 wonders of EU Funding” for "Hevelianum Center", Poland
2009 Special award in TOPTEN Women in the Art "ARTROM Gallery" Rome, Italy
2009 “De mariage a`la mer” permanent exhibition, Museum OP,  project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Kolobrzeg, Poland 

2008 “Amber Treasures of XVI - XVIII centuries” temporary exhibition, Amber Museum,  project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk, Poland 

2008 “Amber Diven” temporary exhibition” Amber Museum,  project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk, Poland 

2008 “Science Center” project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk, Poland

2008 “Archaeology Museum” /Permanent Exposition/ project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination,Gdansk, Poland

2008 III Prize of TOPTEN Exquisite Expressions "ARTROM Gallery" Rome, Italy;
2008 “Hevelianum Center” project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination,Gdansk, Poland

2007 Special award of “The Polish Heritage Association of the name of Wiktor Zin” for Amber Museum Enterprise, Gdansk, Poland
2006 “Amber Museum” project designer/ supervisor, design project coordination, Gdansk, Poland 

2005 Prizewinner of “Amber Museum's Project”, Gdansk Poland;
2005 “Prizewinner of The Best of Soho Art Show’, New York, USA;
1997 First Prize for the best Shakespearean Set Designer Project, from Theatrum Gedanense Foundation of Prince Charles