Ola Rek

Artist edinburgh uk

Art and illustration / available for commissions

I am interested in spontaneous and intuitive forms of artistic expression and the fluent crossing over between different mediums is what drives my practice. Through my work I explore relationships between sculpture, painting and illustration, shape, texture, colour and mark. I am becoming more drawn towards spontaneity, loose and playful approach dictated by fleeting mood or emotion, rather than planning and perfecting the execution of the piece. My main goal is to stay in touch with the 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 and sculptural commissions (I really enjoy sculpting portraits of kids) and open to interesting projects. Send me a message and we can chat!


Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture

MFA Sculpture

Universidade do Porto

Socrates Erasmus student exchange programme



Reverb - VAS Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh UK


solo with guests, Under Sleep, Where all the Waters Meet, Edinburgh Palette - Edinburgh uk

2019, 2021, 2022

RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh uk


group, RSA Open Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh


group, Polish Artists in Scotland, Kinblethmont Gallery - Arbroath


solo, Meteoropathy, Art’s complex - Edinburgh


solo, A Diary, Fine arts library - Edinburgh


group, TUTAJ/TERAZ (HERE/NOW), Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh (An investigation of Polish contemporary artists in Scotland)


solo, A Forest, Total Kunst - Edinburgh (installation piece in gallery of Forest Cafe)


group, 41st International Ceramics and Sculpture Workshop exhibition, City Hall - Wroclaw


solo, To figure out the order, W Pasazu - Wroclaw (degree show installation)