Gallery of Steel Figures Gallery of Steel Figures

If you’re anything like me, then the only thing you’ll know about Pruszków is its long-gone reputation as a mafia stronghold. Now, though, a new gallery is getting the town noticed for entirely more positive reasons…

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Allegedly inspired by Madama Tussauds, the gallery is the work of local artist Mariusz Olejnik (a.k.a. Jose Angel) who has utilized tons of scrap metal into a series of bizarre figures from the world of film and science fiction.

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The results are frequently fun, futuristic and freaky, not to mention a demonstration of quite baffling craftsmanship.

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Contained inside a tented structure found out in a muddy, slimy yard, it’s one of those weird little surprises that Poland does so well…

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Unexpected and utterly quirky, Olejnik’s work is stunning in its scope.

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“Recycling,” says the artist, “breathes new spirit into old items.”

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“Bring us your scrap metal,” he continues, “and you too will contribute to the formation of subsequent figures, thus educating the next generation of environmentally conscious customers.”

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Gallery of Steel Figures
ul. Przejazdowa 17 (Pruszków)
Admission: PLN 25 (adults) / PLN 12 (discounts)
galleryofsteelfigures.com

(Words & Photos: AW)

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