NanoArt 10    Contest


2012 edition

On May 27th, 2011, the Polytechnic School of Poznan hosted two great Poles: professor Tadeusz Malinski, great Polish scientist, who was then honoured with the title of Doctor Honoris Causa by his home university and Wojtek Siudmak, a remarkable artist and one of the main representatives of Fantastic Realism, who presented his works at the Polytechnic School of Poznan.


Following this meeting, Professor Malinski was invited to Paris by the Gallery Roi Doré and the idea of the NanoArt Contest was born.

During the first edition of the Contest – being a part of the celebrations of the 4th edition of “Journées Nomades“, organized by the Town Hall of 3rd arrondissement of Paris – Professor Malinski delivered a lecture at the Polish Library of Paris entitled “The heart can beat longer”, presenting his scientific achievements. A recital by Frederic Vaysse-Knitter, performing works by F. Chopin, C. Debussy and K. Szymanowski was also organized at the Polish Library.

​​The winner of the first edition of the Contest was Janusz KAPUSTA. Learn more


​David APIKIAN, Piotr BETLEJ, Joanna FLATAU, Pascal GUERINEAU, Aliska LAHUSEN, Artur MAJKA, Grégoire PATALAS, Krzysztof PATALAS, Wojtek SIUDMAK, Piotr STRELNIK

Gallery Roi Doré would like to thank all the artists who participated in the NanoArt Contest, as well as all those who contributed to NanoArt project as part of “Journées Nomades” 2012!  

​Our thanks go to:

Wojtek Siudmak, co-initiator of the project
Professor Tadeusz Malinski and Ohio University
Danuta Dubois and the Polish Library in Paris
Frederic Vaysse-Knitter and Laurence Hitzel
Pierre Aidenbaum, Mayor of the 3rd arrondissement of Paris and Linda Bryman
Solution Soudure

Here are Professor Malinski’s words, our honor guest, during his visit to the Gallery Roi Doré in June 2012: “It is an excellent idea and a great honour for me – art and science can coexist.”

Janusz KAPUSTA, K-Nano, artist's own technique, digital print, unique piece, 42 x 30 cm, 2012

The winner of the 1st edition of the Contest was Janusz KAPUSTA, rewarded for his 4 works K-Nano.


Janusz Kapusta (born in Zalesie, Poland in 1951) – artist, painter, illustrator, scenographer and inventor of K-DRON, an 11-sided block with multiple artistic and practical applications. Since 1981, he lives in New York where he works as an illustrator for major American newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe etc.

“My pictures have no titles. They are metaphors without any facilitation. We see everything…”

The clarity of thought, the power of expression, the economy of means. It is difficult to describe in a few words an art so concise, and so refined in its conciseness.

Source: Exhibition catalogue Topor & Cie. Contemporary Polish Artists with Panique imagination, December 2004.

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