Igor Mitoraj

Igor Mitoraj studied at the School of Art and the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, with Tadeusz Kantor. After some collective exhibitions, in 1967 he held his first individual exhibition at the Krzysztofory Gallery. The following year he left for Paris to continue his studies at the National School of Art.

Fascinated by Latin American art and culture, he spent a year in Mexico, which made him change the painting for the sculpture. He returned to Paris in 1974 and two years later he made another important solo exhibition (La Hune Gallery), already dedicated to sculpture.

In 1979 he goes to Carrara (Italy), and moves to marble as the main medium, while still working in terracotta and bronze. In 1983 he installed his studio in Pietrasanta. In 1986 he participated with a personal hall of the Venice Biennale. He makes other individual samples in Milan (Compagnia del Disegno, 1987) and New York (Academy of Art, 1989). In 2001 he was appointed honorary citizen of Pietrasanta and received the Vittorio de Sica Award for his artistic career. His style starts from the classical tradition but introduces a postmodern touch by deliberately truncating the limbs, which in the classical works is the result of the vicissitudes they have suffered over time.

Igor Mitoraj - Galería Duque Arango

Eliege pour Rome

Date: 1987
Technique: Bronce et marbre
Size cm: 300x 400x 35cm

Testa addormentata

Technique: Unique piece
Size cm: 130 x 100 x 80 cm