Both artists chose a female figure as their subject, presented in a dramatic and highly sensual way. The skilfully created simple scenery includes symbolic elements adding to the drama.
Jan Szczepkowski born in 1975, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 2003. He has been awarded numerous awards, among them: First Prize in Painting sponsored by The Marshal of Podkarpacie Voivodship, 2009 ‘Silver Quadrangle’ – International Painting Triennial of Podkarpcie Region, BWA Award Sanok 2012 - ‘Autumn Confrontations’. He has exhibited in The Palace of Fine Art in Cracow - ‘Colours of Podkarpacie’ as well as in Salon Marchand Desa Unicum in Warsaw -‘Szczepkowski, Stabryla, Szczur’ -2013.
‘Made in Poland’ took place in Berlin and Nuremberg, in 2010 -2011.
Sylwester Stabryla was born in 1975, received diploma in Fine Art from University of Radom in 2002. He participated in many solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad, winning numerous prizes and awards, among them, the Grand Prix ‘Medicinalis Matter, Matter Artificialis’ 2011 – sponsored by Jagiellonski University in Cracow. His works are usually presented in extensive series: ‘From the History of Submarine’, ‘Big Boys’, ’Kitchen Stories’. Stabryla’s paintings have been exhibited in leading galleries and auction houses in Poland, such as Marchand Salon – Desa Unicum and Bohema Young Art in Warsaw. He has exhibited in 2015 in Vienna in Die Shone Gallery ‘Searching for reality’, in Berlin and Prague in 2014. His work has been exhibited and sold by the auction house Christies Galleries in London.
Both artists live and work in southern Polish town of Sanok, where they work in ‘Lock’ atelier.