Waves / Fale

Representing Polish Art in the UK, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Pseudologia Fantastica, 2011
Oil on Wood

Polish Contemporary Art Organisation present their first annual group exhibition ‘WAVES’, showcasing artists from Poland and of Polish descent at different stages in their practice, working in various mediums – photography, written word, painting, installation, collage and film.

Waves is a metaphor for the constant movement and influx of Polish talent to the British shores, connected to the latest wave of migration which started in 2004 when Poland joined the EU. Over the centuries the UK has experienced an inflow of Central European creativity, greatly contributing to the cultural landscape of the UK.

Whether inherited through blood bonds or freshly from the Fatherland the most vibrant, new wave of contemporary Polish talent is being showcased in the PCAO exhibition in the hope of making waves in the Western art world.

Text: PCAO


Pseudologia Fantastica is a mental disorder characterized by the compulsive or habitual lying and creation of fantastic and captivating stories.
The painted figures and shapes create an "alternative" existence or parallel universe where our reality blurs and finally disappears.

Text: Martyna Benedyka