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Jarek Puczel


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Jarek Puczel was born in 1965 in Ketrzyn, Poland. Graduated from the University of Warsaw,
received his MA at the Faculty of Pedagogy in 1990. He completed 5-year training at the Creative
Film Workshops OKO in Warsaw. Now he lives and works in Olsztyn, Poland.

The Polish artist Jarek Puczel catches the calmness of apparently simple and unspectacular situations with an impressive modesty and apparent ease. He creates an interesting and tense moment, which we can neither escape nor interpret appropriately. The reduced, yet still expressive colors in his compositions create an outstanding clarity that seems less disturbing than it has a soothing and allaying effect on the viewer. He explores the empty silence of different situations and reduces the image to the most essential details, thus forcing us to read between the lines and let ourselves dive into the situation depicted.

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Dariusz Szulc "Relationships - delicate connections in Jarek Puczel's painting", article and interview,
Andrea Toro "Jarek Puczel. Covered Lovers" (interview), METAL Magazine, Barcelona, Spain
Eglė Petreikienė "Jarek Puczel", NEMUNAS magazine, Kaunas, Lithuania
Casey Webb "Interview with painter, Jarek Puczel",
Ewelina Zdancewicz "Jaroslaw Puczel. Conversation", Gazeta Olsztynska, Poland
Siegrid Leitner "Jarek Puczel. Die Magie eines einzigen Augenblicks", Palette & Zeichenstift, Koblenz, Germany
Anna Matysiak "Jarek Puczel" (booklet), Convivo Publishing House, Warsaw, Poland
Curate Magazine "The portrait issue",
"Devenir Gris" - numéro 3, Les éditions de L'Incident, Paris, France
"Giovani Garofalo "Materia e Spirito - gli amanti di Jarek Puczel",
Josune Imizcoz "La nación de los amantes sin rostro",
Dontpostme, winter issue "Interview with Jarek Puczel", issuu publishing house, Saint-Petersbourg, Russia
Hannah Edwards "Jarek Puczel",
Beata Szymanska "Jaroslaw Puczel - painter" (video), GO TV, Poland
Ewa Mazgal "Jaroslaw Puczel", Gazeta Olsztynska, Poland
Larissa Erin Greer "Jarek Puczel Qutlines The Everyday",
Monika Szczyglo "Interview with Jaroslaw Puczel. Odbiorca sztuki jest jej tworca", Radio Olsztyn, Poland
Patrycja Jastrzebska "Jaroslaw Puczel", VariArt, WBP Olsztyn, Poland
Patrycja Jastrzebska "Jaroslaw Puczel. Painting circumstances" Galeria Milano, Warsaw, Poland
Interview with E. Kochanek-Van Dijk about Jarek Puczel exhibition in Milano Gallery, Qadrans Qltury, TVP Warsaw, Pola