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Bolesławiec artistic community – Edward Szutter

"... I don't think I observe nature anymore - it flows through me like a pure stream of crisp air. It undoubtedly has a huge influence on what I do."
Edward Szutter
I strive for truth, reliability and consistency - a conversation with Edward Szutter, Lesław Kasprzycki, "Rocznik Bolesławiecki 2011"

This post from the series “Bolesławiec artistic community” was prepared within the framework of the project “Bolesławiec – 30 years of local government” carried out by the Museum of Ceramics and the Bolesławiec Cultural Centre – International Ceramics Centre.

Edward Szutter was born in 1957 in Bolesławiec. He is a well-known and respected painter and a member of the Association of Polish Artists. Over the years, he has dealt with diverse themes in his paintings; his fascination with landscapes and women’s figures, among other things, appears in them. For many years, the main theme of his work has been the “Beyond the everyday” series, in which he portrays compositions made up of old, discarded everyday objects. In these works, he seeks a painterly dialogue between structurally different real forms, contemplating silent matter that does not ask trivial questions but encourages reflection. The essence of the object is only a pretext for him. Monumental wall painting and the design of stained glass windows also occupy an important place in Edward Szutter’s work. His compositions decorate dozens of buildings, including sacred buildings. In 1999, he became famous for climbing Mount Snieżka in two-metre-high polystyrene shoes, which were an exact replica of his old hiking boots.

Edward Szutter has taken part in more than 80 national and international painting exhibitions, winning numerous prizes. His works are in demand among collectors all over the world.

We invite you to view footage featuring the artist:

Speech recorded before the opening of the exhibition in Kazimierz Dolny

TVP3 Wrocław coverage of the happening on Śnieżka


1980 Gallery BOK, Bolesławiec

1981 JWP Gallery, Zgorzelec MGOK Gallery, Nowogrodziec

1982 BOK Gallery, Bolesławiec

1983 BWA “Czarna Gallery”, Legnica GSW, Jelenia Góra

2000 Gallery “Promotions”, Jelenia Góra

2002 Gallery of Photography, Świdnica

2004 Gallery “Dialog”, Kostrzyn Gallery “Ma-Do”, Świeradów Zdrój

2005 Gallery “Winter Garden”, Sokołowsko

2006 Gallery “Pod Lipami”, Poznań

“Under the Semblance of Everyday Life”, Gallery “Jakub”, Bolesławiec

Artemis Galerie, Goerlitz (Germany)

Galeria “La Luz”, Wrocław

2007 “Under the Semblance of Everyday Life”, Polonicum, Kulturzentrum, Berlin (Germany)

Gallery “Muflon”, Jelenia Góra – Sobieszów

Euro-Reklama GIFT EXPO 2007, Poznań

Gallery “W&B”, Szczecin

2008 House of Jakub Boehme, Zgorzelec

Gallery “Dacco”, Kostrzyn near Odra river

2010 Landratsamt, Bautzen (Germany)

2011 Pumpwerk des Kunstvereins, Siegburg/Bonn (Germany)

Gallery 4art, Gliwice

2012 Stary Theatre, Bolesławiec

Gallery of Contemporary Art, Kołobrzeg

2013 Polish Institute, Prague

2014 Gallery “Pod Atlantami”, Wałbrzych

Gallery “Leonardo”, Kazimierz Dolny

Gallery “Format”, Bolesławiec

2015 Lusatian Museum, Zgorzelec

2016 “Two worlds – one world”, joint exhibition with Edward Galustow , Regional Museum, Środa Śląska

Gallery “Promotions”, Jelenia Góra


1984 XII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting – BWA, Szczecin

1985 Exhibition “Bielska Jesień” – BWA, Bielsko-Biała

1991 International Painting Exhibition “Nitschareuth”, Greiz (Germany)

2000 International Miniature Exhibition, Częstochowa

V Autumn Salon of Art, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

“Greek Impressions, Athens (Greece)

2003 “Impressions from Umbria”, Otricoli, Calvi (Italy)

“25 Artists to John Paul II for the 25th Anniversary of the Pontificate”, BWA, Książ Castle, Wałbrzych (Poland)

2006 IV Triennale with Still Life, BWA, Sieradz

2007 ART EXPO espace BONHOMME, Liege (Belgium)

1st International Biennial of Painting/QUADRO-ART 2007, Łódź

2008 Dobrzyca 2007, Gallery in Browar Mieszczański, Wrocław

2009 Artists of Bolesławiec Land, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

QUADRO ART II International Biennale of Painting, Łódź

V Triennale with Still Life, Sieradz  2010

XXIII Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting, Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle, Szczecin

2011 ZPAP Centenary, Arsenal City Museum, Wrocław

2012 Reserve of Painterly Attention, “Under the Dome” Gallery, WiMBP, Gorzów Wielkopolski

Triennale with Still Life VI, BWA, Sieradz

2013 “More than Realism/Angerer Der Altere – Szutter, Kołpanowicz, Kaleta”, Gallery “Na wprost”, Ilawa

2016 “Above the event horizon”, Gallery “Quantum”, Warsaw

2017 “Metamorphosis” (exhibition in memory of Z. Beksinski), Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdansk

“Above the event horizon”, Gallery “Quantum”, Warsaw

“Bella Pittura – Beautiful Painting”, Brzeg Dolny

2018 “Expression, structure, colour”, Museum of Architecture, Wrocław

2020 “Perception of the circle” – Baltic Sea Cultural Centre, Gdańsk

“Artists of the Bolesławiec area”, Museum of Ceramics, Bolesławiec

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