The International 3 is pleased to announce that Rafal Topolewski's
first solo show will open at The International 3 on May 3rd, 6pm -8pm.
This new body of work continues the artist's exploration into the role
of image making in the contemporary world and the position of the
painting and the painter within this. In seeking to create paintings
rather than pictures, Topolewski's practice is focused on the process
of painting, its physicality and accidental acts. Subject matter is of
secondary, almost incidental interest to the artist whose use of
repeated motifs (objects for sale, imagined landscapes, palm and
pine trees) are chosen as much for their challenging textures as for
their concepts or stories.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a commissioned text written
by Professor Pavel Büchler.
Born in Grudziadz (Poland) in 1983, Topolewski graduated in 2012
with a first class BA Hons Fine Art degree from Manchester Metropolitan
University. Since graduating Topolewski has exhibited at The International 3,(Manchester), The Royal Standard (Liverpool), Malgras Naudet,(Manchester,London Art Fair with the Catlin Guide, at Art Gwangju with Castlefield Gallery, CAVE art-fair and with The International 3 at Art 13. Topolewski was one of the four finalists of The Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4's New Sensations Prize 2012, and was recently invited by The Zabludowicz Collection to take part in 'Testing Ground: Master Class'. His work is held in a number of private collections and in The Saatchi Collection. Topolewski will begin an MA at The Royal Academy Schools, London in September 2013.
Exhibition continues 8th May - 5th June 2013.
Weds 12pm - 3pm
Thurs and Fri 12pm - 5pm (Other times by appointment)
This exhibition is generously supported by The International 3 Founder
Patrons : Dr. Sezgin Ismail, Bob&Hazel Miller, Jo&Allan Melzack,
Martyn&Valerie Torevell and those that wish to remain anonymous.