Stanislaw Trzebinski (1992 – )

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ABOUT STANISLAW TRZEBINSKI

Stanislaw Trzebinski moved to Cape Town in 2012 to apprentice in sculpture and bronze casting and now works out of his studio in Woodstock. The guiding thread of his work to date has been an exploration of the symbiotic relationship between humans and the natural world and draws on his intensive exposure to wildlife, cultural diversity and artistic engagement.

Born in Kenya, Stanislaw spent his childhood escaping the bustle of Nairobi to explore the wilderness of the Rift Valley and the East African coast. Immersed as much in its rich cultural heritage of Arabic, African and European influences as in the beauty of its biodiversity, he learnt to speak fluent Kiswahili, track and dive. His is a family of compulsive creatives and eccentrics whose home virtually demands an appreciation of art from anyone who enters, filled with paintings by his late father Tonio Trzebinksi, artworks by close friends such as neighbour Peter Beard, books on art, found art and original interiors created by his famous fashion designer mother Anna Trzebinski. His childhood home was a living and learning space that invited artistic contribution as a primary means of self-expression.

His talent was furthered by a high school art teacher who invited him to experiment with a wide range of mediums, from painting, collage and photography to welding and sculpting. He was gradually drawn most strongly to sculpture and on the strength of his portfolio, briefly attended Pratt in New York  where he came to the realisation that his creativity was intimately connected to Africa, its nature and peoples.

As a young boy, apart from tending to his menagerie of 70 animals that included 35 different species of snakes, he spent summers diving off the tropical waters of Africa’s East coast famous for its mangroves, Coral reefs and marine life. His coral series gives expression to that intimate connection with nature, and in particular to his fascination with marine life.

Solo Exhibitions

2019    ‘In the Absence of Light’, Southern Guild, Cape Town, South Africa

2017    ‘ORTUS’, Johannesburg Edition, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017    ‘ORTUS’, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2015    ‘Beneath the Surface’, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

Group Exhibitions

2019     PAD Art + Design with Southern Guild, London, United Kingdom

2018     Design Miami, Southern Guild Stall, Miami, USA

2018    ‘SculptX’, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2018    ‘Foundry Proof’, Southern Guild Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2018    ‘Extraordinary’, Southern Guild gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2018    ‘Staple’, The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2018    Parallax Art Fair, Nadia Arnold Gallery, London, United Kingdom

2017     ‘Divergent Tides’, Eclectica Design and Art, Cape Town , South Africa

2017    SculptX’,The Melrose Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2017    ‘Pan Africa’, Objekt Design Art, Franschhoek, South Africa

2017    ‘Visceral’. Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town, South Africa

2017    ‘Transformation’, Southern Guild Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016    ‘Natural Selection’, Southern Guild Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa

2016    ‘Multilayered’,Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2016    ‘Focus’, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2015    ‘Homer Sapiens’, Objekt Design Art, Franschhoek, South Africa

2015    ‘Woodwork’, Southern Guild Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2015    ‘Young Guns’, Jan Royce Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2014    Young Blood Gllery, Cape Town, South Africa.

2014    ‘Kingdom’, Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Cape Town, South Africa