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Renowned Artist Romuald Oramus to Exhibit “In the Stream of Time” at University of St. Thomas

Works of art by Polish Artist Romuald OramusA limited opportunity to see the works of renowned Polish artist Romuald Oramus presents itself on the campus of the University of St. Thomas-Houston from May 18 - 28. The vibrant exhibition inside UST’s Link Lee mansion, 3800 Montrose Boulevard, is sponsored by the St. John Paul II Institute and the Polish Consulate in Houston and will close on May 28. The artist will be present at Link-Lee Mansion on May 19-22.

Oramus’ show titled “In the Stream of Time” features original paintings and prints from his corresponding cycles known as “Cathedral” and “Proust’s Cathedral.”

“Cathedral” leads visitors into the meandering geometry of Gothic walls splashed with colors. His architectural constructions become organisms brimming with life and luring surprised onlookers into a colorful labyrinth.

“Proust’s Cathedral” from Oramus’ print cycle was inspired by the metaphysical thought of Marcel Proust in his novel, “In Search of Lost Time.” Each print refers to selected stories and is set inside a Gothic cathedral of architectural perfection. Depicting the unending scenes of life, these works are filled with longing, excitement and anxiety.

Romuald Oramus and Dr. John Hittinger in the artist's Kraków studio Professor of Philosophy and Director of UST’s John Paul II Institute, Dr. John Hittinger, said, “This exhibition would interest anyone who loves art or anyone interested in Poland. There is much to inform as well as intrigue the viewers. Moreover, I think that after viewing this exhibition, people will gain a deeper appreciation for how the Cathedral continues to inspire the imagination of the artist, but also how modern art, including that influenced by Proust, reveals important dimensions of human existence.”

Exhibition Details

·      Where: University of St. Thomas, Link Lee Mansion, 3800 Montrose Blvd 77006 (corner of Montrose and Alabama.)
·      Admission: Free
·      When: 
May 18, Opening 5:30 - 8 p.m., RSVP by May 13 to estradc@stthom.edu
May 19 & 20,  3 - 7 p.m. (Artist present)
May 21 & 22,  noon - 4 p.m. (Artist present)
May 26 & 27, 3 - 7 p.m.
May 28, noon - 4 p.m.

Bio of Romuald Oramus

Romuald Oramus graduated from the Kraków Academy of Fine Arts in 1979, completing a diploma in the studio of Professor Adam Marczyński and an annex in printmaking in the Intaglio Studio of Professor Mieczysław Wejman. He became a member of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers in 1981. Initially involved in the anti-communist political opposition, he was part of the Independent Culture Movement in the 1980s. He has taught painting and drawing since 1979 at the Pedagogical University of Kraków. Mr. Oramus has presented his works at exhibitions in Poland and abroad. The highlights of his solo exhibitions include the Kordegarda Gallery in Warsaw (1994), the National Museum in Kraków (2017), and the Polish Library in Paris (2020). In 2018 he participated in “Abstract Art in Polish Painting 1945−2017,” created by the Museum of Modern Art in Olomouc, Czech Republic. The paintings and prints of Romuald Oramus can be found at the National Museum in Kraków, the Museum of the Jagiellonian University – Collegium Maius, the National Library in Warsaw, and the Kraków Museum.

For more information on the “In the Stream of Time” exhibition by Romuald Oramus, visit www.sjp2institute.com