Mateusz Szczypiński (born 1984) is a graduate of the Painting Faculty at the Fine Arts Academy in Cracow and historian of art as well. His artistic practice may be called a neverending dialogue with the tradition of painting and old masters style. He deconstructs icons of european art, placing them in new, surrealistic contexts. His favourite technique is collage, combined with oil paint.
Szczypiński’s works were presented in group exhibitions, such as “What Is Art For?” at MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow, “Palindrome” at State Gallery of Art in Sopot and “#learningtoread” at Słodownia Gallery in Poznań, as well as in solo shows: “Can You Shave?” at Lokal_30 Gallery in Warsaw, “Our Matters” at Parrotta Contemporary Art in Stuttgart, “Dust In The Eye” at Dwie Lewe Ręce Gallery in Katowice and others.
His works are very popular among collectors and gallerists, which is reflected by his position in “Kompas Młodej Sztuki” and his presence at international art fairs, like ARCO in Madrid and Viennafair in Vienna.