Willesden gallery

NEOSACRAL ART

KRZYSZTOF SOKOLOVSKI

 

5th – 16th November 2019

Private View: Tuesday 5thNovember 6pm-8pm 

Sokolovski is the author of the concept of neosacral art. The exhibition presents the artists latest works - icons and altars. In these, Sokolovski eliminates figures and narrative, the saints and biblical stories are reduced to simple geometric symbols and abstract shapes. His approach is extremely modern - he reinterprets the traditional icon, remaining faithful to original techniques and craftsmanship. This precision allows the works to exude spiritual and material beauty.

Sokolovski’s works can be found in museums and private collections around the world. He created several murals and interiors, of which the most important is the neosacral chapel in the convent of the Salesian Sisters in Jerusalem.

 

 The work of Krzysztof Sokolovski, follows the paths of geometrical abstraction, although finds its place in a completely different area, does not employ a destructive element, he does not cut himself off from tradition. Rather, it is an effort to continue it in a way that reflects its times. There is also a desire for universalization, for understanding among faiths.

(...) A limited color palette: gold, red, white and black, downplaying of the means, rhythmization of the line - all this leads to an atmosphere of peace and concentration. The art in front of us that can not be interacted with through hasty consumption. It requires contemplation. However, it is worth spending some time on it. Facing Sokolovskis paintings, we discover something new - not so much in them, but more importantly in ourselves.” Ewa Kiedio

 

The Artist

 

Born in 1985 in Lithuania, Sokolovski moved to Poland as part of the Paderewski program. Then went on to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, a university he had dreamed of from the first days of in Poland.  He moved to Warsaw in 2013 and attained an MA from the Academy of Fine Arts. Sokolovsk won the prize for ComingOut 2014 - the Best Diploma of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsawand a distinction in the competition ArtNoble 2014 in Poland.

 

He is represented by Bohema Gallery, based in Warsaw, Poland.

 

Exhibition kindly supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania