Exhibition ‘Portraits’ by Tomasz Brański

The director of the ‘Śródmieście’ Community Center in Bialystok and the author invite you to the exhibition ‘Portraits’.

Tomasz Brański is a Bialystok-based cartoonist and enthusiast of pre-war Polish cinema. Many of the works he has created to date are portraits, cartoons, caricatures and satirical drawings. Tomasz Brański is also the author of a comic book about a Polish actress of old cinema ‘Nora Ney narrates’ (2023). He has presented his works at exhibitions in the Podlasie region (Białystok, Łapy, Wasilków, Supraśl, Czarna Białostocka, Choroszcz), as well as in Warsaw and Piaseczno. He made his debut in 1992 in the cult scouting magazine ‘Świat Młodych’ (World of Youth) and the Łódź-based ‘Karuzela’. He has also published in the Warsaw publishing house Superpress and in the local press: ‘Kurier Poranny’, ‘Kurier Podlaski’ and ‘Nad Białką’. Double scholarship holder: Marshal of the Podlaskie Voivodeship (2021) and Mayor of Bialystok (2021) for artistic activity in the field of visual arts.

tomasz brański author of the exhibition portraits

I’ve been drawing basically all my life – certainly since grade 4 of primary school. I was inspired by the scouting newspaper ‘The World of Youth’, as its last page published comic strips such as: ‘Kajko and Kokosz’, ‘Titus, Romek and A’Tomek’. And that’s where it all started – the author says.

The works presented in the exhibition are portraits of well-known figures made using mixed media techniques. There will be an opportunity to see, among other things, well-known people connected with Podlasie and artists of the inter-war cinema. The portraits are based on authentic photographs, which inspired the author during the creation process.

The opening of the exhibition ‘Portraits’ by Tomasz Branski will take place on February 20 (Tuesday) at 18:00 at the “Śródmieście” Community Center in Białystok (13 Jan Kiliński street, second floor). The exhibition can be viewed from Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00, free admission.
The exhibition will be open until March 14, 2024.

poster mockup portraits by tomasz brański