The exhibition “Long Distance Trip” is an outcome of combining the artist’s several interests – painting, reportage photography, and travelling. The result of this is a series of paintings based on photographs taken during his numerous travels over the last decade. From the wild territories of Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Mongolia, and Russia, to art residencies in Cambodia and the Philippines.
Photographs form the artist’s archives are, in this case, loose reference points – impressions, sketches of his observations, memories, and emotions from these places and times. They serve only as a pretext, and a formal support, for the exploration of the world of forms, compositions, colors, as well as stories and metaphors.
In this way, the notion of a long-distance trip takes up a multi-dimensional meaning. From actual notes written down in a travel journal, illustrated impressions from visited places, to much broader metaphors about life and painting as a journey.
Michał ‘SEPE’ Wręga
Born in 1982 in Warsaw / Poland.
Since 1996 related to graffiti and the street art scene in Poland. Graduated in graphic design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź (@asp_lodz) in 2009. Lives and works in Warsaw as a freelance graphic designer, painter and illustrator. Raised in the traditional graffiti movement, rooted in book illustration and then by the studies interested in graphic and poster design. Sepe is searching for his individual art language mixing those three paths on paper, canvas and walls as well.
Albania, Armenia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Kyrgystan, Luxembourg, Mongolia, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA…
01.10.2022, g. 20:00
Brain Damage Gallery
(budynek CSK, wejście od ul. Skłodowskiej 7, Lublin, Polska)
Wystawa czynna do 29.10.2022