مارسین بيالاس متولد ١٩٧۷ در شهر زاويرسى لهستان بوده و در دانشكده ى هنر آكادمى هنرهاى زيباى كاتوايس تحصيل كرده است. پروژه ى ديپلم او تحت نظارت پرفسور جان سْمتلاچ و با دريافت مدال در سال ٢٠٠٤ انجام گرديد. مارسين پس از فارغ التحصيلى به اعضاى آكادمى كاتوايس پيوست و در سال ٢٠١١موفق به دريافت دكتراى هنر گرديد
علاقه ى اصلى وى به چاپ دستى(بخصوص تكنيكهاى چاپ گود) و طراحيست و از سال ٢٠٠٣، بصورت فعال در مسابقات و نمايشگاه هاى چاپ دستى حضور داشته است
مارسين بيالاس تاكنون چندين نمايشگاه انفرادى در لهستان، كانادا، رومانى، آلماند، ايرلند، بلاروس و فرانسه داشته
و در مورد آثارش میگوید
چاپ ها و طراحى هايى كه من بوجود مى آورم به تعبيرى بر اساس واقعيتيست كه مرا در بر گرفته است- تلاشيست براى تفسير كردن شهر و تاثير آن بر آگاهى و دانش من از قوانينش. هدف من نه بازسازى و كپى جهان مدرن، كه خلق واقعيتى جايگزين براى آن است
جهان ساخته شده در چاپهاى من بر اساس پديده هاى معموليست همچون ساختار معمارى شهرى، شالوده ى اجتماعى، و تغيير و تحولات مدام مناظر شهرى.در آثارم تظاهرات معين را بازمينمايم- نيازى براى نشان دادن حضور انسان، بدون بازنمايى فيگوراتيوش
ايده ى حضور شبح وار انسان، كه در آثار قديمى تر وجود داشت، با تصاوير و سمبل هاى شهرهاى پايه ريزى شده كه بيشتر تشبيهى مى نمود، كمرنگ تر شد.مفهوم جو محافظ شهر در آثار من بسيار مهم است و به فضاى كار، كاراكتر شخصى مى دهد. روح يك مكان يك چيز قابل لمس نيست، فضايى خاص از مكانهاى شخصيست كه وابسته است به آپارتمانها و خانه ها و مكانهاى عمومى، كه حضور انسان براى وجود داشتن شان ضرورت است.در آخر، چاپ هايى كه در طى ده سال اخير ساخته ام تلاشيست براى پيدا كردن هويت شخصى ام در ميان توده اى از شهر
Marcin Białas was born in 1977 in Zawiercie (Poland). He studied in the Faculty of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. His diploma was obtained in the Intaglio Printing Studio of Professor Jan Szmatloch in 2004, and he was awarded a medal. After graduation, he joined the academic staff of the faculty. In 2011 he was granted the title of Doctor of Arts.
His primary interests are graphic arts (intaglio technique) and drawing. Since 2003 he has been
participating actively in reviews and festivals of graphics in Poland and abroad.
Białas had several solo exhibitions in Poland (Katowice, Warszawa, Białystok, Chorzów, Gliwice,
Żywiec, Sosnowiec), Canada (Trois-Rivierès), Romania (Ploiesti), Germany (Berlin), Ireland
(Dublin), Belarus (Minsk), France (Paris).
The graphics and drawings I create are somehow based on the reality which surrounds me - they are attempts to interpret the images of the city and the influence it had on my knowledge and my awareness of the city's own rules. My aim is not to recreate or copy the modern world but rather to create an alternative reality for it.
The world created in my graphics is based on the common phenomena such as the structure of urban architecture, social infrastructure, and the constant changes and movements in the space of urban landscape.
In my artworks, I realize individual assumption - a need to show human presence without figuratively representing them. The idea of human existence as silhouettes, which was often used in earlier works, became reduced to images and symbols of the city's establishments, which become anthropomorphized.
The notion of genius loci - the protective spirit of a city, is fundamental in my works. It gives the space its character and makes it feel unique. A sense of a place is not something tangible, and it's a specific atmosphere of private places, which is closed in the apartments and houses, and public areas, where human presence is essential for their existence.
Finally, all the graphics I created within the last 9-10 years aim at finding my own identity in the urban agglomeration.
Overview and HistoryTehran is the capital of Iran and the largest city in the Middle East, with a population of fifteen million people living under the peaks of the Alborz mountain range.Although archaeological evidence places human activity around Tehran back into the years 6000BC, the city was not mentioned in any writings until much later, in the thirteenth century. It's a relatively new city by Iranian standards.But Tehran was a well-known village in the ninth century. It grew rapidly when its neighboring city, Rhages, was destroyed by Mongolian raiders. Many people fled to Tehran.In the seventeenth century Tehran became home to the rulers of the Safavid Dynasty. This is the period when the wall around the city was first constructed. Tehran became the capital of Iran in 1795 and amazingly fast growth followed over the next two hundred years.The recent history of Tehran saw construction of apartment complexes and wide avenues in place of the old Persian gardens, to the detriment of the city's cultural history.The city at present is laid out in two general parts. Northern Tehran is more cosmopolitan and expensive, southern Tehran is cheaper and gets the name "downtown."Getting ThereMehrabad airport is the original one which is currently in the process of being replaced by Imam Khomeini International Airport. The new one is farther away from the city but it now receives all the international traffic, so allow an extra hour to get there or back.TransportationTehran driving can be a wild free-for-all like some South American cities, so get ready for shared taxis, confusing bus routes and a brand new shiny metro system to make it all better. To be fair, there is a great highway system here.The metro has four lines, tickets cost 2000IR, and they have segregated cars. The women-only carriages are the last two at the end, FYI.Taxis come in two flavors, shared and private. Private taxis are more expensive but easier to manage for the visiting traveler. Tehran has a mean rush hour starting at seven AM and lasting until 8PM in its evening version. Solution? Motorcycle taxis! They cut through the traffic and any spare nerves you might have left.People and CultureMore than sixty percent of Tehranis were born outside of the city, making it as ethnically and linguistically diverse as the country itself. Tehran is the most secular and liberal city in Iran and as such it attracts students from all over the country.Things to do, RecommendationsTake the metro to the Tehran Bazaar at the stop "Panzda Gordad". There you can find anything and everything -- shoes, clothes, food, gold, machines and more. Just for the sight of it alone you should take a trip there.If you like being outside, go to Darband and drink tea in a traditional setting. Tehranis love a good picnic and there are plenty of parks to enjoy. Try Mellat park on a friday (fridays are public holidays), or maybe Park Daneshjou, Saaii or Jamshidieh.Remember to go upstairs and have a look around, always always always! The Azadi Tower should fit the bill; it was constructed to commemorate the 2500th anniversary of the Persian Empire.Tehran is also full of museums such as:the Contemporary Art Museumthe Abghine Musuem (glass works)the 19th century Golestan Royal Palace museumthe museum of carpets (!!!)Reza Abbasi Museum of extraordinary miniaturesand most stunning of all,the Crown Jewels Museum which holds the largest pink diamond in the world and many other jaw-dropping jewels.Text by Steve Smith.