My name is Piotr Perski and I come from Poland. I came to Barcelona with a grant from the Polish Ministry of Art and Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Spain, to do a PhD at the University of Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts. I am currently finishing my PhD thesis at the University of Barcelona. I completed my studies in Poland: a BA in Fine Arts at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, and an MA in Fine Arts at Wl. Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland.

I have been living in Barcelona since 1998; I produce paintings and art projects related to urban space and landscapes of the cities from Europe, USA and Asia. I have been working at Metafora since 2000, as well as giving several art workshops in the USA: Lincoln Academy, Maine (June, 2014), and in American and Polish schools in: New York, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut (April, 2016).

My role at Metafora is to run different art workshops on painting, drawing, performance and installation, and to give personal and group tutorials. I really enjoy seeing my students discover their powerful ideas and creating an environment to help them construct and develop their personal and artistic growth.

What is your preferred artistic medium and why?
My artistic mediums are drawing and painting. I really think these mediums permit an expression in an immediate emotional and synthetic way, every subject from a complex contemporary world. But I love to try different art techniques like etching, printing, photography, object making and performance. I think contemporary artists need to be open to exploring different ideas, techniques and styles.
When did you last show your own work, and where?
My last exhibition was at the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in New York, USA (April 2016). It was an excellent place to show my body of work Transits, in a solo show. My exhibition contained paintings, fingerprints (inviting audience participation), drawings and frottage. I also currently have a drawing exhibition (documentation of performance) in the Museum of Art in Cerdanyola de Valles-Barcelona until the end of May, 2016.
What is your favorite artist and why?
It is difficult for me to select just one favourite artist. I love all work by Spanish baroque artists, because of the treatment of light and colour. As well as contemporary artists like Antonio Lopez, because of his fantastic capacity to depict nature, and Marc Rothko (I love his empty large fields of colour and the huge spiritual energy of his canvases) and Jerzy Nowosielski – a Polish artist I am writing my PhD thesis about (I adore his contemporary profane synthesis of Byzantium icons) and as well Marina Abramovich (her performances, and amazing capacity to challenge herself).

What should a good art school offer?
In my opinion, a good art school should offer a variety of learning tools: meeting with ideas and thoughts, techniques, art history, mediums, experienced teachers and artists. It should offer an atmosphere in which students can discover and develop their own creative path from the most personal and sincere position, and with a strong contemporary personal statement.

Where would you go today in Barcelona, and what would you do there?
I would go to see a new collection at the Design Museum at the Plaza de Les Glories, and then ‘’Encants’’ flee market to try to find some unusual materials, which I can use, in my art or my school workshops.

My name is Piotr Perski and I come from Poland. I came to Barcelona with a grant from the

Polish Ministry of Art and Ministry of Foreign Affairs from Spain, to do a PhD at the University

of Barcelona, Faculty of Fine Arts. I am currently finishing my PhD thesis at the University of

Barcelona. I completed my studies in Poland: a BA in Fine Arts at the Adam Mickiewicz

University in Poznan, Poland, and an MA in Fine Arts at Wl. Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in

Lodz, Poland. I have been living in Barcelona since 1998; I produce paintings and art projects

related to urban space and landscapes of the cities from Europe, USA and Asia. I have been

working at Metafora since 2000, as well as giving several art workshops in the USA: Lincoln

Academy, Maine (June, 2014), and in American and Polish schools in: New York, Long Island,

New Jersey, Connecticut (April, 2016).

My artistic mediums are drawing and painting. I really think these mediums permit an

expression in an immediate emotional and synthetic way, every subject from a complex

contemporary world. But I love to try different art techniques like etching, printing,

photography, object making and performance. I think contemporary artists need to be open to

exploring different ideas, techniques and styles.

My last exhibition was at the General Consulate of the Republic of Poland in New York, USA

(April 2016). It was an excellent place to show my body of work Transits, in a solo show. My

exhibition contained paintings, fingerprints (inviting audience participation), drawings and

frottage. I also currently have a drawing exhibition (documentation of performance) in the

Museum of Art in Cerdanyola de Valles-Barcelona until the end of May, 2016.

It is difficult for me to select just one favourite artist. I love all work by Spanish baroque artists,

because of the treatment of light and colour. As well as contemporary artists like Antoni Lopez,

because of his fantastic capacity to depict nature, and Marc Rothko (I love his empty large

fields of colour and the huge spiritual energy of his canvases) and Jerzy Nowosielski – a Polish

artist I am writing my PhD thesis about (I adore his contemporary profane synthesis of

Byzantium icons) and as well Marina Abramovich (her performances, and amazing capacity to

challenge herself).

My role at Metafora is to run different art workshops on painting, drawing, performance and

installation, and to give personal and group tutorials. I really enjoy seeing my students discover

their powerful ideas and creating an environment to help them construct and develop their

personal and artistic growth.

In my opinion, a good art school should offer a variety of learning tools: meeting with ideas

and thoughts, techniques, art history, mediums, experienced teachers and artists. It should

offer an atmosphere in which students can discover and develop their own creative path from

the most personal and sincere position, and with a strong contemporary personal statement.

I would go to see a new collection at the Design Museum at the Plaza de Les Glories, and then

‘’Encants’’ flee market to try to find some unusual materials, which I can use, in my art or my

school workshops.