MICHAL STACHYRA
Nato il 09/02/1981 a Lublin (Polonia) dove risiede.
E-mail: mstachyra1@wp.pl
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QUESTIONARIO:

1.Why have you chosen to participate in this competition?

Because I want to check if it is a joke!

2. To whom is art useful?
Art is useful especially to artist, because every artist is selfishness. It's also important for businessmen and curators and everyone who lovs art and has got money from "art-business".

3. What is freedom of expression?
a) when the world truly rotates around me regardless of how I express myself
b) when they call me 'artist' because of my behaviour
c) WHEN THE ONLY THING THAT CAN STOP MY EXPRESSIVENESS IS ITS' OWN LIMIT
d) when my self-expression stops at the point where the expressiveness of others starts
e) other: my limits is only in me, in my brain. Another limits are inessential, so freedom is when my ideas and thoughts are free, and without limits.

4. How would you interpret Joseph Beuys' statement: " Everybody is an artist"?
I agree with that opinion, because everyone did or created something in his live. Mother creates a dish everyday, dad has beautiful ideas like taking son on basketball match. So everyone is an artist. Every gesture or every word can be interpreted like an artistic action. (but only intended).

5. What was the last opening of a cultural event that you went to? What did you think of it?
It was an opening of the project of Jan Gryka in Gallery Biala, He presented a documentation about 40 000 little pieces of cake witch he made. One of the pieces he placed inside the gallery's wall. Every piece had its number and was documented. A few hundred of them was a gift for guests, but because of the fact that every piece was imported to the artist, people were supposed to leave their addresses. Artist wanted to know who has got the pieces of the cake. For me this project was interesting but not enough. It was fascinating that every little piece that is not imported for us is very imported for artist who treats it like the child. There was an interesting limit between guests and artist, but this limit was to big to say that this project was active.

6. What's the hottest gossip in the art world that you know of?
My two professors from university are homosexual and they are lovers (after jobs)

7. What determines the behaviour of an artist who is inclined for success?
Sexuality (Freud), respect and selfishness. Without medial success artist aren't able to make contact with many people.

8. Who supports the artist?
Power Girls (from Townsville)

9. Who sponsored your last project (specify the procedure)?
NBP (National Bank of Poland). Director of NBP decided to sponsore young polish artists. So the regional branch decided to sponsore two persons in my city ( me and another one)

10. What kind of sacrifices have you made and would be willing to do in order to achieve your objectives?
I painted over my fresco in gallery for next generation, (it was a discovery of old fresco made by prof from Finland - who was me - all project was mystification). I was painting this fresco 1 moth and he was really huge (18 square metres) .

11. Your specifications: height-weight / colour of hair-eyes / breast-waist-hips.
175 cm, 68 kg, brown, blue, 95-80-90

12. What is your 'sound theme'? Tell us what kind of music you like.
Archive - "Fuck U", I like progressive rock, alternative rock (Radiohead, Mogwai, Archive, Incubus, Primus)

13. What are your perversions?
I like driving by bus.

14. Have you ever been to a psychologist?
Yes I was... but I don't want to write about this...

15. Are you interested in politics? Why?
Yes, but I'm not maniaco! Politics sometimes giving interesting ideas. Thanks to politics it's really simple to created a "critic art".

16. A slogan that represents you (it will be published on the poster).
The more wisely, the more foolishly.
CV
When I was 6 I made up my mind to be an artist, because My draws were said to be really beautiful. Then my dad decided to send me to artistic secondary school. After this
spectacular happening I thought all the time that I'm the best artist in School and city.
I was interested in literature, cinema and girls! This period was really great.
When I was 20 at last I finished this boring school. I thought that I'm free (I was so stupid). My parents ordered me to go to university.
Except of studying I was interested in cinema, art and photography.
My first project (in 2002) was about foster home. I made 20 water color portraits of old people who was lived there. ("were" because many of them are dead)
Another project - I took some original labels from t-shirts and I copy them to cotton.
So I made paintings about labels. My project saying that originals company signal can be the theme of painting. That the fame originals company signal can not be private object . And when this signal is in the painting then the signal starting to be everyone.
Next project was about painting from prepared image, like photography from press or billboard. So I founded themes who interested me, like "general strike in mines".
I was painting also a billboard on the street, because I was in open air. So I made a copy of billboard by oil on desk in open air.
In holiday ( 2004) I went to Montescaglioso, where was the GARBa project, there I meet many fantastic people (Dora, Francesco Caputo, F. Ventrella, Cesare Pietrousti, Roland Farkas), who was really fantastic artist and they inspirited me to some project.
In Montescaglioso I was in project Commercial Group and I made a publicity of program in Discovery Channel. Program was about fantastic discovery witch made very famous professor archeologist. It was two very old frescos from XI century who presented new products. Etiquette of the birra and orange juice was painted on the office's wall.
Next project was similar, but with bigger mystification.
I made one fresco in gallery (18 square metres) who presented six soldiers in front the hospital, who are excited because they sawed a nurse with medicaments.
I chosen this scene because in the building where is the gallery now was the army hospital.
It was great mystification because nobody knows who really painted this fresco. In opening I was simulated archeologist from Finland (I coloured my hair from brown to yellow) and I said any words. Almost every who become thought that this is real old fresco from 1934. http://free.art.pl/biala/fresk.htm
Next project was about publicity and billboard. I stick my self on the billboard. I want to say that in every city are to much billboards. And the publicity from billboard manipulating every people.