Dariusz Kaca

Dariusz Kaca
Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts, Lodz



Born in 1960 in Kutno (Poland). Working as professor and Head Studio of Woodcut Techniques and Artistic Book at Strzeminski Academy Fine Arts in Łódź
Pursues artistic graphic, artistic book, painting and drawing.

Works presented at 31 solo exhibitions and participated in over 250 group national and international shows in Poland and abroad. A dozen prizes and distinctions in national and international competitions of graphics art and artistic book.

Participated in International Workshop of Traditional Japanesse Woodcut, Nagasawa – 2004 and in Ist Mokuhanga International Conference, Kioto – 2011

Residential stay in 5th Festival Printmaking in Evora, 2011 Evora, Portugal.


Heaven or Sky? Cycle of linocuts.
“…The space of the images is gleaming with thousands of stars, milky ways crisscrossing the Sky, spinning planets, beaming suns. It is the world of inexhaustible power, the world of the beginning and the end of the matter, it’s weakening and consolidation. The forms appear and vibrate, or they perish in the abyss of black holes. The sun explodes and radiates with energy. Everything pulsates, goes away and gets closer-a space whirl is created where everything comes to existence, lives and passes away. The universal harmony gets the measure of mysticism.
…The statement that in penetrating the spiritual space it is more important to travel through it, to face the mystery than to achieve the ultimate cognition and to reach the end – seems to be a cliché. What can this journey be like? The spiritual journey to a sanctuary is a pilgrimage. The motivation to go on a journey is based o the awareness of transcendence, confirmed by everyday miracles of existence, even those of the lowest rank. The road is delineated by the Milky Way. Thus the search for direction has a vertical dimension here. Thanks to a discovered sign – post we are not travelers lost in the labyrinth but the ones who, going deep to mystery, broaden their awareness in that search. Each artistic act is such pursuit of the axis of the world. In Dariusz Kaca’s work the Earth unites with Heaven not only physically, but also in imagery motives. The artist draws line bridging the gap between the elements of microcosm and macrocosm, the earthly existence rises – in the mythological language – towards things that are unattainable and for reason longed-for …”

From catalogue “Graficzny obraz nieba” by Dariusz Lesnikowski. Galery AMCOR, Łódź 2012