Bartosz Beda Artist
Born in Poland in 1984, Bartosz Beda relocated to the UK in 2008 to study at the Manchester School of Art. After graduating in 2012 with an MA in Fine Art, Beda was selected for the 2012 Catlin Art Guide as the most promising emerging artist in the UK.
Bartosz Beda Paintings
He was short-listed for the Title Art Prize, the Door Prize and The Saatchi New Sensations 2012, he won the esteemed Torwy Award for the Best of the North of England in 2012.
Bartosz Beda was a finalist for the Williams Drawing Prize in Connecticut, USA, and won second place in the Viewpoints 2014 competition at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Art in New Jersey, USA, 2014.
He has had solo exhibitions in Poland, United Kingdom, Spain, Colombia and the United States. His works are in private collections throughout Europe, the United States, South Africa and Asia.
Bartosz Beda’s energetic style, his decisions on what parts he defines and where he smears his paint, produces beautiful objects in themselves.Whenever Bartosz has a new show, he has to push the boundaries of painting … to think what he will do next, and how will he do a new subject
His portraits sell in Europe as fast as he can create them. But, according to an article in UK’s MoneyWeek magazine titled ‘Six Rules for Spotting Great Art,’ Beda refuses to rest on his laurels. It would have been very easy for him to continue to create similar works, according to MoneyWeek. (But) he has deliberately challenged himself to evolve his practice.
Bartosz Beda is pushing himself through his Art
Bartosz Beda doesn’t shy away from pursuing greatness through his art. “There are a lot of great painters but only a few of them who are really trying to understand what painting is or how a painting can be changed to still keep it fresh as a medium,” Bartosz said. “Finding new ways of reinventing myself is really important.”
After my scholarship at Dresden Academy of Art in Germany, I decided that I will focus on my practice somewhere far away from big cities. I live now in the Northwest where I can afford to rent a huge space to do my work. Life here is also much slower. My last five years were busy for me with shows and shipping my works to new homes. After I went to Rome for my fellowship last year, I felt that I need to be in a big city again. That might be my next goal.
In the last two to three years I understood that there is much more I have to learn about this world than I learned at schools and from friends and parents. It is important to be able to adapt to the situations that I face as an artist. Artists have it much easier now than forty or fifty years ago. More possibilities. I think that I see my practice the way that Damien Hirst did it or Jeff Koons. Both always stayed focus on a bigger picture. I want to focus now on a bigger picture.
Now I am working on a new series that explores the Heimlich Maneuver idea, how to save the life of somebody who is choking and its direct link to history and politics. This is now a concept stage. I also received a grant for a new body of work that will primarily be focused on Mexican immigration to the United States as well as migration in Europe.
He describes himself as an artist who explores new perspectives in painting. He lives and works both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Bartosz Beda Press
The Telegraph newspaper on investing in Art Link: Investing in art: how to make money by discovering the next Monet;
The Guardian newspaper article on alternative investing 20/05/17 where Bartosz Beda is mentioned as a great investment read it here
Artbook and Catalog by the Artist: Hear My Voice