HOT DOG – 'Stani' (Stanisław Jan Borowski)

Versus Gallery, ul. Jatki 11
Exhibition open: 15.10.2016 – 31.10.2016

Opening: 18.10.2016, 8 pm

Stanisław Jan Borowski is an artist with a capital "A", an undisputed master of glass processing and creator of sculptures that are in art collections around the world. Glass is his passion, and his appetite for this material is inscribed in his genetic code!

I have known Stani a dozen years, and have many times had the opportunity to spend time with him in Studio Borowski, where he creates his objects. As almost peers and artists we have common ground. Tens of hours talked away, a great deal of time spent together at the glass workshop, moments of joy and frustration, fatigue and euphoria... all this gave me the courage to invite Stani and his art to the intimate space of the Versus Gallery.

The works presented at the exhibition HOT DOG elude the classical concept of "glass sculpture". Perfectly shaped glass is often combined with wood, metal, ceramics, and the strong, vivid colours reflect the vitality of the artist's creative and unfettered imagination. In addition, a pinch of humour, a light "pinch of salt" and non-obvious references to the surrounding world display what I value most in Stani: sensitivity and an exceptional insight in observing what is happening around us.

Pati Dubiel

Born in Poland in 1981; in 1983 his parents moved to Rheinbach, Germany. He had his first experience with glass art as a child at his father's – Stanisław Borowski, a famous glass artist – studio. Graduated from a secondary school of design, Cologne, Germany, 2002, and was apprenticed in the conservator programme at the Kurek Studio, Bad Godesberg, Germany, 2002. Graduated from the Institute of Ceramic and Glass Arts at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz, Germany, 2007.

He has participated in a number of exhibitions in Germany, USA, and the Netherlands, including: Stani – Glass Tales – solo show, Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 2009; Borowski Family, Rosenthal Gallery, Hamburg, Germany, 2008. He participates in the Annual International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition, Habatat Galleries, USA, as well as in important international art fairs, such as: the Art Cologne; LINEART, Ghent, Belgium; PAN Amsterdam, the Netherlands; SOFA, Chicago; Art Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, FL, USA. He is represented by the Continuum Gallery, Königswinter, Germany.

His sculptures come to life in light. 'Stani' works in almost all hot and cold glass techniques, including pâte de vere, casting and hot blowing. He often combines glass with steel, bronze and wood. His funny and entertaining works are inspired by nature.