May 13, 2016

JEWS / The Krasnals / Galeria Fibak

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May 13 – June 4, 2016

Opening: May 13, at 6pm

Galeria Fibak, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 5, Warsaw

JEWS / The Krasnals

Jews - The Krasnals' project is a collection of over 50 paintings of the same size depicting well-known Jews. All scenes presented on the pictures come from American and European movies from the last eighty years. This project, being a natural consequence of the famous series Nazis by Uklański, presents faces of famous characters, who became commonly recognizable thanks to the silver screen. We do not consider whether it is good or bad - it creates a specific quality, very problematic in terms of combining historical truth and authenticity with its load of knowledge, emotions, and different kinds of values ​​that we cannot specify exactly here.
Being used to movie images causes a sort of pervert confusion, a feeling of attachment which acknowledges the shift of authenticity and realistic truth into the background, in exchange for a fascinating story developing in front of us. Who is the authentic Mark Zuckerberg? He himself or the actor Jesse Eisenberg? Amedeo Modigliani or Andy Garcia? Who is The Wolf of Wall Street - Jordan Belfort or Leonardo di Caprio?
We have applied here the rule of exaggeration, we wanted to have lots of paintings. Lots of portraits and characters. In order to extract a new quality out of them. We called in our friends painters to help us. Over a few months they were coming to the studio and painting their artistic visions.

We are not of Jewish origin, we even do not know many Jews. But this subject is present all the time in social communication, in media conspiracies, so there is no way to avoid being interested in it. All the time, there are phobias, panics, discussions - including aggressive conspiracy theories, as well as controversial (in the field of art) subject of Holocaust and its so-called commercialization. In the midst of it all, there is something attractive and fascinating, something we feel drawn into. We could provisionally call it the blood tissue soaking with wild artistry. Something alive, injected with hormones. Actually, both us and our friends artists know Jews only from we have read about them, heard about them, and from the movies. Visually, just from the movies. Occasionally, from the news on TV or the Internet.

We started with repainting selected frames. Realistically, faithfully. In colour, sometimes in black and white. All in squares 50x50 cm big. Great frames, a goldmine of inspiration, ready images. Things got really interesting when someone came across a problem. People started tinkering with paints. Almost getting under the skin. Unexpected things started to happen. A hitherto unseen in the original frames expression came into light, sometimes as a result of an abstract procedure. One day, for example, we started to cut out our fragments from the frames, in order to look at them from a different perspective, approaching them closely even to the point of intimacy. Where the detailed picture starts to blur, there are the strongest accents.

Jews are said to be just like everyone else, only more so. We, as artists, at this moment are not interested in the big picture of this phenomenon, this nation, we are not too keen to possess the entire huge volume of knowledge about their history, culture, politics. What we would like to express right now, as artists, is our delight in the word more.

The Krasnals

Great Poles continued

The Krasnals Whielki Krasnal "Krystyna Pawłowicz / from the series Great Poles"

The Krasnals Whielki Krasnal "Andrzej Stasiuk /from the series Great Poles"

Salon des Refusés

"Salon des Refusés"
City Gallery Sopot, Poland
curator: Piotr Sarzyński

"Na ekspozycji nie zabraknie śmiałych wyborów. Pokażemy na przykład trzy prace i to dość mocne grupy The Krasnals - artystów niedostrzeganych, czy wręcz znienawidzonych przez polski świat sztuki za ich krytykę mainstreamu" - dodał Sarzyński:,91446,19913256,wystawa-salon-odrzuconych-w-sopockiej-pgs.html?disableRedirects=true

Apr 1, 2016

The Krasnals 8th Birthday

1 April - today we celebrate the 8th Birthday of THE KRASNALS !!!!!!!!!.

„DREAM FACTORY I” The Krasnals, Whielki Krasnal
2016. Oil on canvas, 150 x 150 cm
Czarna materia sztuki czarna dziura czarna dziupla czary mary
Po kilku latach praktyki jesteśmy na szczycie
Kto próbuje nie błądzi
It’s something inside you
It’s hard to explain
Who is the master of the dancefloor?
Black flower for myself
Czas się zapętla w czarną dziurę
Wyrzucam czarny zegar za okno by zobaczyć jak czarny czas leci
Czarny kwadrat na białym tle
This is how I show my love
Maybe I should beg for black
Dużo więcej mocniej
Duże deski małe deski
Dark side of the moon
I’m searching for you
Me and my honey
Hipnotyczny żel
Czarny Kot Biały Kot
CzarnaGóra Montenegro
Cafe Nero
Noir Chat
schwarzes Kätzchen
Takie życie świni
Nakurwiaj węgorza
Zobacz świnio co narobiłaś
Czarne leginsy czarny dres

Mar 31, 2016


"DREAM FACTORY III / tribute to Helmut Newton" The Krasnals, Whielki Krasnal
2016. Oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm

Mar 9, 2016

The Krasnals at DOX Prague

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art 

The Krasnals w Pradze na wystawie "The Soul of Money" w Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej DOX.

19. 2. - 6. 6. 2016
The exhibition will present some international experiments and initiatives that offer if not a viable alternative to an unsustainable economy based on perpetual growth, then at least a much-desired shift in perspective.


Ian Berry, Denis Beaubois, Jota Castro, Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Thomas Hirschhorn, Alfredo Jaar, Richard Jones, José María Cano, Daniel Knorr, Lisa Kristine, František Kupka, Benny Lam, Thomas Locher, Ján Macko, Fernando Moleres, Orta Levi + Núria Güell, Robert Palúch, Paolo Patrizi, Vojtěch Pavlíček, Dan Perjovschi, Nina Pohl, Marek Schovánek, The Krasnals, Michael Wolf, Matthias Ziegler.

Whielki Krasnal “Untitled (Group of Monkeys with White Bananas)” . 2004. Oil on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

Feb 6, 2016

I felt the contractions of your esophagus


 The Krasnals
''I felt the contractions of your esophagus'', 2016
oil on canvas, 180x300 cm


Dec 21, 2015

George Soros, Viktor Orban. Hungarian Roulette

"Hungarian Roulette / George Soros, Viktor Orban"
The Krasnals, Whielki Krasnal. 2015. Oil on canvas. 50 x 50 cm

Democracy in Poland is threatened

New situation... after elections in Poland

The Krasnals Whielki Krasnal "BEATA SZYDŁO & VICTORIA'S SECRET "Security in Poland is the most important / First historical portrait of Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło / from the series Great Poles". 2015. Oil on canvas. 30 x 40 cm

The Krasnals Whielki Krasnal "PEACE & LOVE / Law & Justice". 2015. Oil on canvas. 50 x 50 cm