Łukasz Korolkiewicz

26 November 2015–17 January 2016

Łukasz Korolkiewicz’s figurative art reveals an artistic perversity in which themes of privacy and fleeting ness are captured in an unrealistic loudness of form. With photographic precision, the artist has presented the world as a set of objects and symbols, thus asking questions about the essence of the moment, or rather twisting any attempts at expressing it. Growing from an everyday atmosphere is deep anxiety and uncertainty, a desire to get to the mystery, underlined by the extraordinary nature of experiences, expressed in art with a singular aloofness.

Son of painter Józef Korolkiewicz and student of Stefan Gierowski, Łukasz Korolkiewicz is considered one of the best of Polish hyperrealists. His one-of-a-kind style of painting secured him a permanent place in Polish art history. The motifs of man, nature, child, death, and self-portrait recur in his works in unreal, ambiguous forms, revoking a mysterious world, full of understatements, vague erotic allusions, unease and uncertainty – everything that is unconscious, that reaches to the essence of the existential questions we ask ourselves. Now, you may explore this world at the North Rooms of the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera, where Opera Gallery showcasing the best of Polish post-war art is located. 



Organised by

Opera Gallery

Running time

26 November 2015–17 January 2016


Opera Gallery is open from Thursday to Saturday, 10 am–5 pm. Enter through the pre-sales box offices hall. Holders of theatre tickets will be admitted to Opera Gallery for an hour before the show and during intermissions.