Przemysław Branas (born 1987 in
Poland) lives and works in Jarosław. He graduated Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, currently he’s a student at the Interdisciplinary
Doctoral Studies, University of Arts in Poznań.
The essence of his artistic practice
is working at the intersections of various media and breaking their structures.
He uses performance, photography, video, installation and research. In his work
he often refers to the figure of a craftsman as redefined by the Enlightenment.
Even if the outcome is something else,
he usually starts from objects, their physical presence, and the ways they can
be represented. Recognizing the objects and the states they provoke results in
a suspension of their status. The activity leading to the creation of a
particular work concentrates on the conversion of static media into performative
Przemysław locates his art practice
in different worlds like an island. This kind of cosmopolitan existence is more
interest to him than the idea of the globe. The local/global opposition is too
close to sociology and prevents one from focusing on the geography of various
2014 Hiccup, Gallery Re, MOCAK,
Cracow, curator E.Tatar,
2014, Performance day, Domin(a)ction
of space II, performance, Contemporary Art Centre, Ujazdowski Castle,Warsaw,
curator K. Kupernnikova,
2015, exhibition Ars moriendi, BWA
Tarnów, Poland, curator P. Chodań,
2014, performance Domin(a)ction of
space I, Turbine Hale, Giswill, Switzerland, curator A. Seemann,
2013, performance Draft,
PERFORMANCES POLONAISES -Le Lieu, Centre en art actuel, Quebec City, Canada.