Szymon Oltarzewski was born in 1977 in Lesko, Poland.
He began his art career in 1996 with “Beta”, an advertising agency in Gliwice which sponsored him because of his fine drawings and paintings.From 1999-2002 Oltarzewski apprenticed with master sculptor, Marek Spiewla focusing on wood, carbon, and plaster.
At the same time frequented the studio of Witold Berus, where he learned drawing from nature and the history of art. This experiences were crucial in formulating his style.In 2002 Oltarzewski recived degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Opole.
The year 2003 marked a massive turning point in Szymon Oltarzewski’s life; he moved from Poland to Pietrasanta Italy, marble capitol of western world.He first studied sculpture in Academy of Fine Art in Carrara, he then took advantage of the wealth of artisans and foundndries in that areas. He worked for Antonio Luchinelli in the “Forma Studio”, this experience , gave Oltarzewski access to sculpture artistic process at every fase of completation, he also became in contacts with some of the most famous and successful sculptors and shared in their experience and knowledge. In 2009 Szymon Oltarzewski began his own series of marble sculptures, the same year he had his first solo exibition “Non Toccare” at the Aria Art Gallery in Pietrasanta. Since then he has exibited his exsquisite marble and bronze sculptures around the world.Oltarzewski has been a member of the Royal british Society of sculpture since 2010.
Szymon continues to live and work in Pietrasanta.
2016 Alienante at Aria Art Gallery in Florence
2012 Vernissage at Tenuta ai Cerri curated by Mr. Rudolf Gutlich
2011 “Marble’s Shapes” personal show at Luxury Resot Bottaccio in Montignoso ( Massa)
2009 “Non Toccare” first personal show, Aria Art Gallery Pietrasanta
2014 “Homo Faber”- Chiostro S. Agostino – Pietrasanta (LU)
2014 “Passaggi di stagione” – Museo dei Bozzetti – Pietrasanta (LU)
2014 “On form” – Asthall Manor – Oxfordshire
2014 “Meravigliosi Marmi” – MUSA – Pietrasanta (LU)
2013 “Il Leone e i suoi simboli” mostra itinerante – Pietrasanta (LU)
2013 “3+2” – Paola Raffo Arte contemporanea – Pietrasanta (LU)
2013 “Homo Faber”- Chiostro S. Agostino – Pietrasanta (LU)
2012 “Homo Faber”- Chiostro S. Agostino – Pietrasanta (LU)
2011 “Masters in Sculpture” Bell’ Arte Gallery Maastricht
2011 ARTOUR – O il MUST Firenze
2010 ARTOUR – O il MUST Firenze
2010 Gallerie 13 Montpellier
2010 Museo Internazionale di Scultura all’Aperto MISA Milano
2010 Museo Internazionale di Scultura all’Aperto MISA Genova
2010 Museo Internazionale di Scultura all’Aperto MISA Castiglion del Lago
2010 Galleria d’ Arte 18 Bologna
2009 Museo Internazionale di Scultura all’Aperto MISA campi Bisenzio Firenze
2014 CI – Contemporary Istanbul
2012 Art Kyiv Contemporary VII, Kyiv
2012 Affordalble Art Fair Milano
2011 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam
2011 Affordalble Art Fair Milano
2010 Arte Padova
2009 Arte Padova