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…
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.
The results are frequently fun, futuristic and freaky, not to mention a demonstration of quite baffling craftsmanship.
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…
Unexpected and utterly quirky, Olejnik’s work is stunning in its scope.
“Recycling,” says the artist, “breathes new spirit into old items.”
“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.”
Gallery of Steel Figures
ul. Przejazdowa 17 (Pruszków)
Admission: PLN 25 (adults) / PLN 12 (discounts)
(Words & Photos: AW)