Dariusz Labuzek

Dariusz Labuzek

lives and works in San Francisco, CA


The canvases of Polish painter Dariusz Labuzek are an exploration in organic forms of botanical, animal, and human shape that reveal an active subconscious at play. Working primarily in acrylic, Dariusz lets himself be carried away in the direction of intuitive lines, color, and form juxtaposing abstraction and figuration in his paintings. He emphasizes imaginative organic shapes through his creative contrast of muted and vibrant colors in a stimulating expression of environment. The combination of illustrative and abstract styles and medley of shapes give his work a dreamy quality of emotion and poetic sensitivity. His own creative journey has been strongly informed by Abstract-Expressionist painters Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, Franz Kline, as well as artists Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roger Ballen, Antoni Tapies, and Agusti Puig. Dariusz studied architecture at the Krakow Institute of Technology (Poland), and film and theater at Humboldt State University (California). He recently moved to San Francisco, CA where he now works and lives.

Artist's Statement

“Feeding off a sculptural sensibility –informed by [my] training as an architect and film maker- [I] repeat the same motifs in [my] paintings exploring the relationships between painterly concepts such as texture, color, line, and form. This play on ideas gives [me] space to explore how we see a painting, the depth and nuance of materials as well as the potential it has to manipulate how we view the picture plane. I am a painter who is in love with his medium, in the possibilities that lie in a brush and paint, in the potential that an abstract world of strange humanoid figures [that] can lead us into a world that lightens up our own imagination.”

–Dariusz Labuzek

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014Degenerate Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Multikulti Art Show, Chicago, IL
2013Trump International Hotel & Tower, Chicago, IL

Art for Heart III Fundraising Exhibit, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
Centered States, South Haven Center for the Arts, South Haven, MI
Cedarburg Plein Air Competition, Cedarburg, WI
Degenerate Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Copernicus Center, Chicago, IL

2012Design Cloud, Chicago, IL
Art for Heart II Fundraising Exhibit, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
2011Art for Heart I Fundraising Exhibit, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL
MAAF Milwaukee Avenue Art Festival, Chicago, IL
Socialites & Other Works : Solo Exhibition, Zhou B Art Center Chicago Art Matrix Gallery, Chicago, IL
Unzipped, The Society for Arts Gallery, Chicago, IL
2010Solo Exhibition, Phoenix Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
Murray Hill Gallery, Chicago, IL