Divine chaos

Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 Tomasz Holuj i sin atelje. ©Foto: Jurek Holzer 2015-03-07 I visited my friend and great polish artist Tomasz Hołuj yesterday afternoon. We had a cup of coffee and a chat in his studio in a southern suburb of Stockholm. While another friend, the photographer Andrzej Markiewicz was pouring brandy in my coffee cup, I listened to Tomasz tell us about his different painting techniques. He also told us he collects random pieces of junk which he later incorporates in his art work. An old tray, for instance and some broken lego toy figures, together with pieces of used cardboard boxes, can be joined in a altar-like triptych telling a story of world religions. He is actually working on a piece like that currently. Originally, Tomasz studied art in Kraków but later he embarked on a musical career with polish jazz&folk group Ossjan which was formed in early 1970s and became very popular on the jazz scene, performing together with stars like the great Don Cherry. After touring the world for a number of years Tomasz left the group and settled in Sweden. Here he started a new career in art. This resulted in numerous and successful exhibitions both in Sweden and abroad. His latest separate art show was two years ago in Stockholm.

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