TOMASZ KOCLĘGA Born 1968, lives and works in Gliwice, Poland

The anthropomorphic sculptures of Polish artist Tomasz Koclęga reflect his fascination with human behavior, attitudes, desires, feelings and emotions. Known for his figurative sculptures, which are often expressive, headless figures, Koclęga’s subjects represent humanity as a whole rather than identifying with any particular person. Although each sculpture shows a figure with no head, their body language still portrays a strong sense of character along with a whimsical sense of humor and play. Koclęga’s small bronze works incorporate additional materials such as stone, glass, fiberglass, metal, granite and wood, highlighting the figure’s interaction with the objects it is paired with. In one piece it seems like the sculpture is dancing with a glass cube. In another, a man is depicted as if he buckled under the weight of a crystal stone, almost like he carries his heavy heart along with him.

Koclęga’s subjects represent humanity as a whole rather than identifying with any particular person. Although each sculpture shows a figure with no head, their body language still portrays a strong sense of character along with a whimsical sense of humor and play.
Selected Works