Jurek Wybraniec

Australia, 1958

Jurek Wybraniec lives and works in Fremantle Western Australia. He currently lectures at the Central Institute of Technology, Perth and is a founding committee member of the Australian Centre for Concrete Art.

Wybraniec completed a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtin University in 2003 but Jurek has exhibited internationally over a period of 28 years in numerous solo shows, group exhibitions, and national survey shows. These include Meridian; Currents in Australian Art, 2002 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney; In Abstract: form and essence in recent Western Australian painting at the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery in Perth. He was also invited to participate in exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2004 and at the National Gallery of Australia in 2005. His more recent exhibitions include; Green and Gold, Fremantle Arts Centre, 2014; an exhibition with the AC4CA at FABRIKculture Hégenheim in France, 2012 and in the AC4CA Print Portfolio exhibition at ParisConcret in 2012.

Wybraniec examines how aesthetics of popular culture and the everyday may be reinterpreted through a reductive approach; reassessing our use of language, materials and space.

Jurek has also received a number of grants and awards and his work is represented in collections in the Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney, the National Gallery of Australia and Daimler Chrysler Collection Berlin.