MA, Faculty of Painting at the University of the Arts in Poznań, Poland
馬特烏什．皮斯特拉克1991年出生於波蘭。2016年從波茲南藝術大學繪畫系畢業，並從沃齊米日·杜德科維亞克教授的工作室研讀碩士畢業。同年，他於波蘭波茲南獲得瑪麗亞·多科維茨最佳藝術文憑競賽大獎 (Maria Dokowicz Competition for The Best Diplomas in Art)。2019年他受到13屆格珀特競賽提名，這是一項專門為年輕畫家舉辦三年一次的著名比賽。他參加了許多聯展，也曾在波蘭、德國、美國等地舉辦個展。他專注於組織拼貼般的視覺材料，結合繪畫的抽象結構姿態和數位環境的元素或檔案照片。他的繪畫通常創造出多層次的、模棱兩可的拼圖讓觀者探索認知和想像力。他現在於波茲南工作生活，並持續專注於他繪畫的博士研究。
Mateusz Piestrk was born in 1991, Poland. In 2016 he graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the University of the Arts in Poznań and received an MA degree at the studio of Prof. Włodzimierz Dudkowiak. In 2016 he received the Grand Prix at the Maria Dokowicz Competition for The Best Diplomas in Art (Poznań, Poland). In 2019 he was nominated for the 13th Geppert Competition which is a prestigious competition for young painters organized every three years in Wrocław, Poland. He took part in many group exhibitions and had several individual shows in Poland, Germany and the USA. In his practice he focuses on assembling collage-like compositions of various visual materials, combining abstract structures of painterly gestures with elements of the digital environment or archival photographs. His paintings are often designed as multi-layered, ambiguous puzzles that play with viewer’s perception and imagination. He lives and works in Poznań, where he continues his PhD studies in painting.