KRZYSZTOF CIUPA

Born in 1990 in Ostrołęka, Poland.

Education:
2005-2010 - Wojciech Kossak’s High School of Fine Arts in Łomża, Poland; field of study: Graphic Techniques
2010-2011 - Post Secondary School of Fine Arts in Gdynia, Poland, field of study: Metalwork
2011-2016 - Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland, field of study: Sculpture

As main material for my works I use wooden desks taken from europallets which are now used in almost every branch of industry. By cutting off the shapes and matching them together I build a consistent form. The bases for my sculptures are plaster casts. In order to recreate the basic form in a bigger scale I make multiple mathematical calculations which I write down on the smaller forms.


Inspirations for my works come from many different places. The most important one is touched by time traditional polish countryside architecture like collapsing wooden houses or barns. Another source of inspiration are the human relationships. I observe those relations and then I recreate that tension in my works, though defining them is left opened for interpretation.

There are many amazing artists who have made a great influence on my sculptures. The most important are Xawery Dunikowski, Zbigniew Pronaszo and Mel Kodrick. Also, Tomas Bambo, Arne Quinz and Henrik Oliviere are sculptors who I find very engaging because of their usage of wood.