Jan Astner studied architecture and fine arts in Poland and the USA.
He practices painting, drawing, computer graphics and photography. Recent projects come from the fascination of multi sensual perception. Paintings are elements of performances based on the idea of synesthetic metaphors – abstractly combined sensual experiences create individual feelings for each participant.
Jan Astner exhibited in Europe and the USA as well as he ran a summer authorial gallery in Smogen, Sweden and Izabelin, Poland. For 25 years he has been dealing with consultancy in the field of building and managing brand image. Lives and works in Izabelin, Poland and Jerez de la Frontera, Spain.
He realises his works in series that combine reflection on a man in relation to the world around him in the age of posthumanism and transhumanism. Using process painting and his own developed techniques in acrylic technology, he chooses the means of expression to present the issues bothering him.
– Voluptuous Towns – impressions referring to visited cities, presenting the city as a place of life, where the theme is not architecture and urban planning, but the emotions and experiences associated with the socio-cultural space noted by the author.
– Sybaritic Poses – analysis of the interaction between the internal and external world of man, both in the material, sensual and psychological sphere.
– Transhuman Visions – reflection on the changes of the human body, its beautification and modification. The art of calligraphy, minimalist painting with a very sophisticated form.
– Synesthetic Landscapes – multi sensual pretexts for personal perception. What tastes can be seen in the picture? What colours of the sounds can be heard? What is the relation between the touch and the colour? Etc.
Very personal, evoking your own, individual, only called associations and experiences that surround us in a natural way, simple, easy, gentle to absorb.
Adgar Gallery, Warsaw
Brain Embassy Gallery, Warsaw
IAXAI Gallery, Izabelin
Maya Gallery, Toruń
Galeria po Schodach, Bielsko Biała
Galeria Nowa Brama, Słupsk
Galeria Ars Nova, Łódź
Galeria Na Wprost, Iława
Galeria DNA, Wrocław
Galeria Triada, Gdańsk
Galeria Akcent, Białystok
Galeria Uznański, Łódź
Galeria Ether, Warszawa
Galeria Freta 22, Warszawa
Galeria Javier Roman, Malaga, Spain
Pałac w Leźnie, Leźno
Galeria Halszka, Poznań
Galeria Pałac Staniszów
Galleri Littorina, Smogen, Sweden
Lots Trapan Gallery, Kungshamn, Sweden
Galleri Peter Rudlow, Sweden
Galeria Petite Fleur, Toruń
Galeria Arton, Warsaw
Galeria Pałacu Promnice
Galeria Pałac Myślęcinek
Galeria przy Grunwaldzkiej, Poznań
Pałac Teresin Gallery, Teresin
Galeria Pałacu Wiejce, Wiejce
Galeria Zamku Brody, Brody
Galeria Zamek Krokowa, Krokowa
AdPrimum Art, Rzeszów
Galeria Pałacu Nieznanice, Nieznanice
Galeria Pałac Żagań, Żagań
Galeria Zamek Rzucewo, Rzucewo
Galeria Ewelina, Nałęczów
Galeria Pałac Wąsowo, Wąsowo
Galeria Pałac Leźno, Leźno
Galeria Green Hotel, Komorniki
Pałac Staniszów, Jelenia Góra
International Art Fair, Toulouse, France
Targi Sztuki Dostępnej, Warsaw, Poland
Luxembourg Art Fair, Luxembourg
Art Fair Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
Brussel Art Fair, Brussel, Belgium
Lyon International Art Fair, Lyon, France
Antwerpen Art Fair, Antwerpen, Belgium