Debuts: Patryk Caban

My way

Venue: Silver Gallery under the Quail’s Basket, 38 Main Square
Open: 25.04.-11.06.2023
Opening: 05.05.2023, 19:00
Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 08:00 – 20:00

Saturday: 10:00 – 14:00

Admission free


Patryk Caban's exhibition is presented as part of the Debuts exhibition series and constitutes a prize awarded by the Art Gallery in Legnica in Władysław Strzemiński Competition  Project, organised by the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź and addressed to students. The aim of the Debuts series is to enable young artists to make their mark on the art scene and to gain their first experience of presenting their own work. Patryk Caban's exhibition is a kind of summary of the current stage of the artist's education (Caban will take his MA exam this year).

Patryk Caban is inspired by history in its broadest sense, both formally (transformation of traditional techniques) and narratively. The history of European culture becomes a reservoir of inspiration. In the Historiography series, the artist analyses the symbolic aspects of a place, drawing on Łódź's past. The Monastery collection of men's jewellery reactivates the stories of barbers from the Middle Ages. The artist also evokes the phenomenon of the Sicilian Mafia, the structure of which is illustrated in a series of signets. A reference to the symbolic value of time, on the other hand, can be found in the work referring to the Doomsday Clock and in an object evoking the eternal rhythm of sunrises and sunsets.







Bracelets inspired by the forms of neon and roof billboards, light-curing resin, yellow and white brass, copper, oxidized, 80 x 80 mm (1 pcs.), 2022

The collection attempts to interpret neon signs, using the technique of traditional, hand engraving, in combination with 3D forms. For greater contrast, the engraved words are the names of old craft cooperatives. Bracelets have an artistic message, worn on the body, they are supposed to evoke the image of the city from the perspective of roofs, neon and billboards.





Collection of signet rings for massage
yellow brass, natural pearls, artificial pearls, 25 mm (1 psc.), 2019

 Signet rings make massage possible through the pearls attached to them. Raw forms of not fully processed brass, deliberately contrast with the smooth function that the signet rings are supposed to perform.



Patryk Caban - graduate of Jacek Malczewski National School of Fine Arts in Częstochowa (specialisation: Jewellery); Bachelor's degree in the Department of Jewellery at Władysław Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, diploma in the jewellery design studio under the direction of Sergiusz Kuchczyński, PhD; currently in the final year of his Master's studies at his alma mater. In 2015, he completed an internship at the Cencal Training Centre in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Exhibitions so far: Prime Stage - an exhibition of the best graduation works of the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, 2022; Holownia, Legnica SILVER Festival, 2019; Hommage à Łódź, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, 2019; TRENDBOOK 2019, Amberif Fair, Gdańsk, 2019; ORIGIN, National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2018; PRESENTATIONS, Museum of Goldsmith Art, Kazimierz Dolny, 2018. Winner of numerous awards, including three in Władysław Strzemiński competition PROJECT: Award of the Alfa-Zeta Company and Award of the Art Gallery in Legnica, 2022, Award of the OLTOM Company and Award of the YES Gallery in 2020. He also won the 2nd place in the National Competition of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Amber Craft 2016. Executor of the statuettes for the Graduation Gala of the Fashion Institute, Fashion Film Festival in 2016 and for the Golden Thread Competition within the framework of ŁÓDŹ YOUNG FASHION 2022.

About the Festival

For more than forty years, the Gallery of Art in Legnica has been specializing in the promotion of contemporary jewellery and artistic objects made mainly of silver. The Jewellery Festival SILVER is one of the most important events shaping the cultural life of the region and building its image on the international forum. Every year we organize individual and group exhibitions of Polish and international artists, publish exhibition catalogues, organize conferences and symposia, as well as jewellery shows, workshops, debates and concerts. The most important event we organize is Legnica International Jewellery Competition which has a different theme every year.