Curriculum Vitae

Born 1953 in Poland. A painter, cartoonist, satirist and photographer. Two-time holder of the Ministry of Culture and Art scholarship. Since 1992 he has been running a Master's Workshop, focused on work with young people, preparing for studies in arts. Author of satiric cartoons in many newspapers and magazines. Author and producer of numerous scenographic designs and graphics: posters, theatre programmes, book illustrations. Lives and works in Tarnow, Poland.
 

Biography:

WITOLD A. PAZERA - born 1953 y  in Poland.

Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, 1980. Student of Jerzy Nowosielski.
A painter, drawer, satirist and photographer. Two-time holder of the Ministry of Culture and Art scholarship.

Since 1992 he has been running a Master's Workshop, focused on work with young people, preparing for studies in arts. Author of satiric cartoons in many newspapers and magazines. Author and producer of numerous scenographic designs and graphics: posters, theatre programmes, book illustrations.

Winner of over 20 awards and distinctions.

His artistic output consists of 40 individual exhibitions (cycles: "Worlds of Pazera", "Pazera Nuovo", "Human Comedy", "Kingdom of Imagination", "Black on White", "With a woman in the title" - which were presented in Krakow, Tarnów, Gagny, Sevran-Boudotte, Paris, Schoten , Bissendorf in Germany. Last - "With a woman in the title II" in Gologorski Gallery in Krakow - 2005 y, "Autobiography"- Tarnow , 2006.

 Since 1979 he has taken part in more than 100 collective exhibitions, both Polish and foreign. The most prominent of them: "Graduates III" in Krakow 1980, "Autumn in Bielsko" in Bielsko-Bia³a (Mayor's Award), "Satyrykon" in Legnica (number of times), ZPAP Painting Salons in Krakow, "Silver Rectangle" in Przemyœl (number of times", "Sports in Art" in £ódŸ and Warsaw, "Arsenal '88" in Warsaw, "Polish Surrealists" in Czêstochowa, Wroc³aw, Olsztyn; "Nowosielski and his apprentices" in Kraków; and participation in exhibitions in Nurnberg, Darmstadt, Budapest, Bratislava, Leipzig, Dresden, Paris, Schoten in Belgium, Orleans, Trencin, Kijev , Consulate Genaral RP - New York US - 2006, 2008.

His works can be found in museums and cultural institutions' collections in Poland and in many private collections both in the country and abroad (about 70 paintings and drawings in France, Great Britain  alone) , also USA, Canada, Germany, Japan, Holland, Belgium...

Extracts of reviews:

"…Witold is an artist with an uncommon strong but sensitive personality. He works fast and hard, as if he wanted to keep up with the moving frames. His works come from his imagination along with dreams and longings. He doesn't seek - he paints what he finds and obviously he plays with his thoughts and the spectator…. He enjoys artistic matter, forms and shapes taken from nature… In his art realism merges with abstract and expression often gives room to romantic melancholy…"

"Pazera does not leave out the audience. He coquettes them or fights them. He speaks loud (…) or he whispers… but he is never indifferent to them - he always cares."