Polish artist born in 1934, in Lesko, Poland. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw and trained as a licier. He wove monochrome and compact forms. Then the support is oriented at least, while continuing to favor the frame and the rhythm, the space and the full / empty relationship, in a double movement of construction / deconstruction. The richness and originality of his work are in keeping with the strength and sometimes the violence that emerges from the apparent fragility of the materials he uses.
From his first works woven in the 1970s, he quickly moved to pieces using paper (kraft, newspaper ..) while retaining the halftone structure, then designed a technique that allows him to "capture the random until it ends an entirely personal pictorial writing based on rhythmic alternations "by transposing elements from weaving into paper.
As early as 1978, Edward Baran produced his first papers "hollowed out" sometimes also called "free" or "torn". On a network of intertwined threads, warp and warp, he poses several layers of paper, which he then glues and paints in ink or paint. Finally comes the elimination of the surface by tearing, which reveals voids and structure space.
Birth of Edward Baran in Lesko, Poland.
Studied at the School of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
Arrives in Paris to join his wife Maria.
The couple settled in Mougins, on the French Riviera.
First papers hollowed out. Exhibition at the Anne Roger gallery in Nice.
The Fond National d'Art Contemporain buys a work from him. Participates in the exhibition Atelier Aujourd'hui, Contemporary works from the collections.
Teaches painting and tapestry at the School of Fine Arts in Angers. They settled in Blaison, on the banks of the Loire.
Participates in the group exhibition Art d'aujourd'hui I, Ordrupgaard museum, Copenhagen. The exhibition presented the new trends of French painting.
Exhibition Thread, paper, space at the museums of Aix en Provence and Angers.
Exhibition Edward Baran: 1975-1976 at the National Gallery of Tapestry and Textile Art in Beauvais.
Retranscription during several years, in painting on paper of the work of James Joyce "Finnegans Wake".
Series of Stampings.
Sanok (Pologne), Musée historique. 2005. Edward Baran – François Brunet,
Trélazé, Anciennes Écuries.
Edward Baran, œuvres graphiques, Angers, cabinet d’arts graphiques, musée des Beaux-Arts
Un été contemporain, chapelle du Plessis Blutière, Charcé-Saint-Ellier-sur-Aubance
Edward Baran, galerie associative Courant d'air, St Rémy de Provence 2008.
Edward Baran, vers la plénitude par les allégements, Centre scientifique de l'Académie polonaise des sciences, Paris
Edward Baran, abbaye de Bouchemaine
Ardoise-mémoire : oeuvres sur papier, musée de l'ardoise, Trélazé 2013
Musée des Beaux-Arts d'Angers, Le chemin à l'envers
Jestesmy, Pologne, Varsovie, galerie nationale.
Vingt-cinq ans d’art textile, Angers, musée Jean-Lurçat et de la Tapisserie contemporaine.
Ecce Homo, Fundacja Malarstwa Polskiego, Lesko (Pologne) / Triptyque, Hôtel de Ville d'Angers
Oni Wybrali Parys, Galerie West, Varsovie
Ars Polonia, Biennale de Opole - Pologne
Pologne sur Loire du coq à l'aigle, Centre Culturel Européen, Espace Cosmopolis, Nantes