Mirek Struzik

Mirek Struzik graduated from Fine Arts Academy of Wroclaw in Poland as a Master of Fine Arts. He creates mainly sculptures in public areas. In 2005 he received Sugarman Foundation Award (USA). In 2020 he was selected as one of 25 Creative Revolutionaries by CODAworx and given the Platinum A' Design Award in Arts by A' Design Award & Competition – both for his Bubble Forest sculpture.

My main and incessant inspiration lies in nature
viewed as micro in macro structure. Some of my projects have been completed in Seoul, Dubai, Chicago, Istanbul.

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Vita
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Exhibitions
2019 The ARTBOX.PROJECT Miami 2.0 at the ART BASEL MIAMI ART WEEK 2019
2018 K-Lab Land Art Biennale Norway
2015 Istanbul Light Festival Istanbul, Turkey
2015 6th International Art Biennale, Beijing
2015 Beauty of Animals - Global Art Medal Grand Prix, China
2013 9th International Sculpture Symposium, Davos, Switzerland
2013 Post-competition exhibition, Concurso Internatcional de Escultura Urbana Ciudad de Murcia, Spain
2013 25th International sculpture Biennale, Ube, Japan
2012 European Sculpture Exhibition, Stockholm
2012 Art. Expo, New York
2012 Premio Internacionale Tokyo, Galeria Amart Luise, Brusseles, Belgium
2011 European Sculpture: methods, materials, poetry, Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm
2011 1st International Wood Symposium, Gangelt, Germany
2011 Premio Internacionale Tokyo, Galery Amart Luise, Brusseles, Belgium
2010 Open Art Code, GemlucArt, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2010 Open Art Code, GALLERY@OXO, London, UK
2009 Sculpture in Context, National Botanical Garden, Dublin, Ireland.
2008 Exhibition for the 100th anniversary of Hungarian Polonia in Budapest, Hungary
2008 World Art Vision in Cancun, Mexico
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Publications
• Sculpture Network, “Wood – a material for old and new”; June 2020; https://bit.ly/38d3PdQ
• CODAWorx, 25 Creative Revolutionaries 2020, http://codaworx-5964602.hs-sites.com/creative-revolutionaries-2020
• Fenomen Polska magazine, 3-4/2019, Made in Poland, Designed by Mirek Struzik – a profile of the artist
• CODAmagazine, The Magic of Color VI, 2019 https://www.codaworx.com/project/bubble-forest-altarea
• CODAmagazine, Video lll, 2018
• Polish Market Special Edition 2018
• CODAmagazine, Light as Art V,2018, http://flip.it/yMsdWT
• Sculpture magazine, October 2016
• CODAmagazine, Light as Art III, 2016 http://flip.it/fE9lH
• Memory and Dream 2015 - The Album of 6th Beijing International art Biennale, China
• Hephaistos magazine No 7/78 2013
• Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) Catalog, Freshkills Park, NYC 2012
• Art in Vogue 2012 (coming now)
• World of Architecture No7 2011 (polish edition)
• 500 x art in public, Braun Publishing 2011
• World Wide Art Book 2010
• Featured artists vol. II 2010
• Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) Catalog, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010
• Masters 2009
• Trends Contemporary Artists 2009
• NY Arts 2009
• Sculpture magazine No10 2008
• Crafts Art International, No 71/2007
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Bio
Mirek Struzik was born in 1956 in Żarów, Poland. In 1989 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in the department of graphics, painting and sculpture - sculpture specialty. Master of fine arts. Before gaining the degree, he worked for 8 years in design studios where he got a few invention patents. Besides that, he also studied industrial design.
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Awards
2020 Awarded a Platinum A' Design Award in Arts, Crafts and Ready-Made Design Category for Bubble Forest
2020 Recognized as one of the top artists in the 25 Creative Revolutionaries by CODAWorx
2018 Honorable Mention Award, Circle Foundation for the Arts
2013 Special Commendation in Nanjing International Sports Sculpture Competition For Youth Olympic Games
2013 Finalist in “Concurso International de Escultura Urbana” “Ciudad de Murcia”, Spain
2013 Sculpture “Dandelion” chosen to “Top 100” of CoD+A Awards in Public Art category
2012 1st prize for commission, appointed by the City of Ballart’s Public Art Advisory Committee, Australia
2011 1st prize in public art project competition for Futura Park, Krakow, Poland
2009 1st prize in public art project competition for „Memorial of Gratitude to World War II Victims”, Opoczno, Poland
2007 First prize in competition of sculpture realization for Factory Outlet in Luboń near Poznań, Poland
2006 First prize in competition of sculpture realization for Factory Outlet in Wrocław, Poland
2005 Sugarman Foundation Award, USA
2001 3rd prize in competition „Sacrum – dzisiaj” Kielce, Poland
1990 Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Arts, Poland
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Sculptures in public spaces
2019 Dandelions, San Mateo, California, USA
2019 Bubble Forest, Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, CAP 3000, France
2019 Dandelions, Nice, Saint-Laurent-du-Var, CAP 3000, France
2019 Dandelions, Cracow, Poland
2018 Dandelions, Seoul, South Korea,
2017 Dandelions near Burj Khalifa, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2017 Walk for the Municipal Tołpa Park, Wrocław, Poland
2015 Dandelions for Zorlu Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Dandelions in front of the „Integart” office building, Błonie near Wroclaw, Poland
2011 Butterflies, Birds and Leaves for Futura Park in Cracow, Poland
2011 Director Stanislaw Lenartowicz memorial, Wroclaw, Poland
2010 Memorial of Gratitude to World War II Victims”, Opoczno, Poland
2008 Splinters for the Factory Outlet II in Wroclaw, Poland
2007 Adam and Eve for the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Chicago, USA
2007 Shawl and Wardrobe for the Factory Outlet in Lubon n. Poznan, Poland
2006 Roots and Composition for the Factory Outlet in Wroclaw, Poland
2004 A project and realization of the St. Hedwig’s Chapel for Caritas of Archdiocese, Wroclaw, Poland
2001-4 A cycle of sculptures for the Municipal Botanic Garden of Wroclaw University, Poland
1989 Force of Nature in front of the „Centrostal” office building, Wroclaw, Poland
Dandelions Istanbul
Dandelions, Zorlu Center, Istanbul, Turkey material: acid resistant steel Made for Light Festival 2015 was bought after exhibition and stays permanently near Zorlu Center in Istanbul
Mirek Struzik, Light, Metal
Adam&Eve
Adam & Eve Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Chicago, USA electro polished acid resistant stainless steel Using various types and gauges of steel wire, the artist has created figures full of energy and whimsy. The sculpture might be likened to a line scribbled on paper, with a similar freedom of movement. There is the sense of immediacy as if the artist created the figures very quickly, allowing the lines of the wires to twist and turn as they wished. The artist wanted the figures to have real as well as visual movement. They have a “kinetic energy” that makes them seem to communicate with each other and with viewers.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
DNA
DNA Wroclaw University Municipal Botanical Garden, Wroclaw, Poland electro polished acid resistant stainless steel
Mirek Struzik, Steel, Metal
Angel
Angel Wroclaw University Municipal Botanical Garden, Wroclaw, Poland electro polished acid resistant stainless steel
Mirek Struzik, Steel, Metal
Revival
Revival Town of Davos, Switzerland larch wood The sculpture symbolizes unexpected egression from the interior of a material that was a closed, homogeneous form. Splinters, which usual are a waste material, emerge from the interior of the beam. Here the splinters are a causative power and a carrier of the revival.
Mirek Struzik, Wood
Butterflies
Butterflies, Futura Park, Kraków, Poland acid resistant stainless steel The group of butterflies, made from acid resistant stainless steel electropolished, is suspended under the ceiling. The butterflies (their transience and fragility) is in opposition to architecture of the hall.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
Shawl
SHAWL Factory Outlet Luboń, Poznań, Poland acid resistant stainless steel The Shawl, made from acid resistant stainless steel electropolished, is suspended under the ceiling. Shawl refers to the structure of textile fabrics.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
Wardrobe
WARDROBE Factory Outlet Lubon n. Poznan, Poland acid resistant stainless steel , copper, aluminium The sculpture refers to the wardrobe with clothes.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
Roots
ROOTS Factory Outlet Wroclaw, Poland wood-alike material The sculpture refers to the mutual relationships between the customers an salesmen.
Mirek Struzik
Splinters
Splinters Factory Outlet Wroclaw, Poland wood The sculpture is a poetic vision opposed to a colorful commercial shopping mall. It is suspended on the ceiling. The sculptural form placed above seem to correspond visually to the world below. However, they do not belong to this busy world of commerce, but rather counterpart it.
Mirek Struzik
Dandelions Dubai
Motive of the project were dandelions which are present in the nature but are made of acid resistant stainless steel electropolished. They are transferred from micro to macro scale, by modern form but also related to nature.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
Dandelions Wroclaw
Motive of the project were dandelions which are present in the nature but are made of acid resistant stainless steel electropolished. They are transferred from micro to macro scale, by modern form but also related to nature.
Mirek Struzik, Light, Metal
Walk
Tolpa municipal park, Wroclaw The idea of the sculpture is that the humankind spreads from the mythical garden of Eden all over the world. It is focused on the idea of relaxation and communication with nature.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel
Two worlds
Private collection, Olive wood The work combines technical and organic forms which interact together expressing structural richness of the olive wood material. The sculpture shows a dominant vertical direction which symbolises striving for perfection.
Mirek Struzik
Geological observer
I believe already prehistoric people from around here observed this landscape. The sculpture symbolizes the continuity of observation of nature. The sculpture is made of stones arranged on top of each other. The stones are from various geological eras. The stones are processed naturally by the power of time and water. They are arranged in a pattern similar to the rocky cliffs visible on the slopes of the mountains.
Mirek Struzik
Bubble Forest
"Bubble Forest" was created as a reflection on the ability of plants to produce oxygen. The title forest consists of 18 steel stems/trunks ending with inflorescences/crowns in the form of spherical constructions representing a single air bubble. “Bubble Forest” refers to the terrestrial flora as well as to that known from the bottom of lakes, seas and oceans. Awarded with the Platinum A' Design Award in 2020.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Light
Dandelions in Nice
Designed for Cap3000 "Bubble Forest" and "Dandelions" installations were created as a result of inspiration with delicate natural plant forms, and were executed in extremely hard and weather-resistant material — acid-resistant stainless steel. "Dandelions" is an installation directly inspired by the sophisticated design of dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) occurring in nature. The concept of this work was preceded by a meticulous analysis of the structure of dandelion seedhead, which in a somewhat simplified form was then transposed to the macro scale. As a result, the delicate floral pattern took on a completely new — half futuristic, half fairy tale — context.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Installation
Dandelions in San Mateo
"Dandelions" is an installation directly inspired by the sophisticated design of dandelions (Taraxacum officinale) occurring in nature. The concept of this work was preceded by a meticulous analysis of the structure of dandelion seedhead, which in a somewhat simplified form was then transposed to the macro scale. As a result, the delicate floral pattern took on a completely new — half futuristic, half fairy tale — context.
Mirek Struzik, Metal, Steel


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