Full name

Ola Rek


edinburgh uk


Art and illustration


I am interested in various forms of artistic expression and striving to achieve some kind of fluent crossover between different mediums. In my current art practice I have settled on exploring relationships between sculpture and illustration, shape, colour and mark. Working on finding a balance between spontaneity, playful approach dictated by fleeting mood or emotion, versus planning and skilled execution. Using different media I am recreating what I have observed in natural and human world, and add a dose of escapism. My main goal is to stay in touch with that state of unsuppressed expression typical of early childhood.

I have exhibited in Poland, Germany and the UK.
My paintings and sculptures are in private collections across Europe.

I am available for illustration commissions and open to interesting projects.


MFA Sculpture

Akademia Sztuk Pieknych

Wroclaw Pl · – 2005

Socrates Erasmus student exchange programme

Universidade do Porto

Porto, Portugal · – 2004

2019 RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh uk
2013-18 RSA Open Exhibition (group), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
2013 Polish Artists in Scotland (group), Kinblethmont Gallery, Arbroath
2012 Meteoropathy (solo), Art’s complex, Edinburgh
2012 A Diary (solo), Fine arts library, Edinburgh
2012 TUTAJ/TERAZ (HERE/NOW) (group), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
An investigation of Polish contemporary artists in Scotland
2007 A Forest (solo), Total Kunst, Edinburgh
installation piece in gallery of Forest Cafe
2006 41st International Ceramics and Sculpture Workshop exhibition (group), City Hall, Wroclaw
2005 To figure out the order (solo), W Pasazu, Wroclaw
degree show installation