Michael Grudziecki

Poland 1977

Photorealism, Painting, Murals


Michael Grudziecki
Michael Grudziecki
January 18, 2016
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Michael Grudziecki is a Polish artist whose paintings often explore social and political issues such as surveillance, control and migrations, through architectural space and its elements.


Michael Grudziecki - Snipper/Snapper
Michael Grudziecki – Snipper/Snapper

In his earlier series of work Grudziecki uses painting as the medium to explore the conditions of life in our world; and as a language that allows him to act socio-critical and self‐reflective at the same time. But in his recent projects, the Polish artist goes out to examine architectural constructions and their pure form, as well as their formation in space – like in his Sea Forts series. One of his latest series – Geometry of Physics – depicts fictitious spaces, a blurred line which separates actuality from imagination.

Sea Forts

Michael Grudziecki - Untitled 1, Sea Forts (Left) / Untitled 2, Sea Forts (Right)
Michael Grudziecki – Untitled 1, Sea Forts (Left) / Untitled 2, Sea Forts (Right)

Grudziecki was born in 1977 in Wroclaw, the largest city in western Poland where he spent his early youth until age 10 when he moved to Munich with his family. He began with graffiti in the nineties, but soon decided to devote himself to fine arts. Additionally, Grudziecki obtained his diploma from the Academy of fine Arts in Karlsruhe in 2005. He was one of the founders of the V8 platform for new art in Karlsruhe.

Geometry of Physics 9

Geometry of Physics 9, 2015
Michael Grudziecki – Geometry of Physics 9, 2015

The artist has participated in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Germany and beyond including such galleries as Die Kunstagentin, Cologne; V8 platform for new art, Karlsruhe; Calpe Gallery, Timisoara, Romania; SC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain; Galerie im Science Park, Ulm; and Goethe 53 Gallery, Munich, to name a few.

His work is currently on view at solo show entitled Geometry of Physics at the Cologne gallery Die Kunstagentin. The show will be on display until February 27th, 2016.

He is represented by Die Kunstagentin in Cologne, Germany.

Geometry of Physics 2

Michael Grudziecki Exhibition
Michael Grudziecki – Geometry of Physics 2, 2015

Michael Grudziecki lives and works between Munich and Karlsruhe, Germany.

Images courtesy © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2016Geometry of PhysicsDie Kunstagentin, Cologne, GermanySolo
2015Sea fortsGalerie im Science Park, UlmSolo
2015POPUP 21Osijek, Croatia Group
201510 Jahre V8V8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2014V8 PlattformCalpe Gallery, Timisoara, Romania Group
2014Independent ArtsSteM, Sint-Niklaas, BelgiumGroup
2014Vorsicht, ArbeitV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2013Sea fortsSC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain Solo
2013Recent sea fortsV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, KarlsruheSolo
2013TackerGalerie der Kunstler, Munich Group
2013Public Provocations VColab Gallery, Weil am Rhein Group
20138 Jahre V8V8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2012New York, San Franciscoparterre Pasinger Fabrik, MunichSolo
2012Habitat Atístic CastelloCentro Municipal de Cultura, Castellon, Spain Group
2012Aktzeichnen ungelostV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2011Sea fortsPolis, Munich Solo
2011Faltschema TrevisoImport-Export, Munich Solo
2011ZeitenwendeGalerie Rautenstrauch - Galerie Greulich, Frankfurt Group
2011art.homesGalerie der Kunstler and private flats, Munich Group
2011Save JapanShowroom of ArtReport, Munich Group
2011RemixCarhartt Gallery, Weil am RheinGroup
2011Bigness as usualV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2010Tours, TurmeFoyer of ARTE, Strasbourg, FranceSolo
2010Flagsxhoch4 Gallery, Ingolstadt Solo
2010SubCultureSC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain Group
2010WintersalonAnja Rautenstrauch, Frankfurt Group
2010art.homesBeyoglu Sanat Galerisi and private flats, Istanbul Group
2010Streetart IstanbulIstanbul Group
2010Aichacher KunstpreisKunstverein Aichach Group
2010Anschlag!Stadtische Galerie, Ingolstadt Group
2010Sie taten nicht was sie wustenV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, KarlsruheGroup
2009Towers - TorresEspacio Zuloa, Vitoria, Spain Solo
2009Take awaySC Gallery, Bilbao, Spain Solo
2009Zimmer freiHotel Mariandl, Munich Group
2009Be water, my friendKunstarkaden, Munich Group
2009OpenArtorebro, Sweden Group
2009a Part ApartAtelierFrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main Group
2009PerforationKunstarkaden, MunichGroup
2009Archeologie contemporaineV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, KarlsruheGroup
2008Black Waters, with GamaStadtische Galerie Offenburg Solo
2008Per aspera ad astraGoethe 53 Gallery, Munich Solo
2008Michael GrudzieckiKunstsalon Galerie Anja Rautenstrauch, Frankfurt Solo
2008Cheap like wow!Kunstarkaden, Munich Group
2008KickdownV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2007HattrickV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst and two other places in Karlsruhe Solo
2007New York, San FranciscoFarberei Gallery, Munich Solo
2007Markisches StipendiumStadtische Galerie, IserlohnGroup
2007It s about to blow up!Kunstarkaden, Munich Group
2007UnknownCarhartt Gallery, Weil am RheinGroup
200710 Jahre V8V8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2006ResidentesFundacion Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, SpainGroup
2006ProduzentenallergieV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2005Fort EuropaV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Solo
2005VictoriesFarberei Gallery, MunichSolo
2005TOP 05Kunstverein Heidelberg & AkdbK Karlsruhe Group
2005TemperaturRestitution, Berlin Group
2005Graffiti war gesternReithalle, IngolstadtGroup
2005VernissageV8 Plattform fur neue Kunst, Karlsruhe Group
2003UnknownFarberei Gallery, Munich Group
2003UrbandreamPalais des Beaux Arts de Charleroi, Belgium Group
2002UnknownJorg Heitsch Galerie, MunichGroup