Dariusz Miliński - artist, painter, poet, actor, inspirer, provocateur and possibly a philosopher I am a chestnut spirit, living in a hollow tree that I keep to my own using, my own energy, imagination and precision. My family and all of the outer world is there - deep in the hollow tree. I am the kind that cultivates a certain thing - sometimes on canvas - but void of need to be solemn and wordly." "Through my world, ma fairy tale, my poem, I seem to come close to the specific people. The people who possess a world of their own somewhere deep inside. I try to illustrate it demonstratively and artistically. And it is so wonderful when people are being taken in by my wooden bird, pulling it on its tale, trying to fly up in the sky with it and my world. And it's because they trust me. They know that my colours, ideas and the hole of my chestnut world where peace is everlasting also belong to them. And they fly and glide." - says Dariusz Miliński. He was born in 1957 in Cieplice, a spa near Jelenia Góra, in the south of Poland. He has taken part in over 100 exhibitions both collective and individual in Poland, Germany, France, the USA and many other countries. His works are part of private and national colections both in Poland and abroad. He has also been awarded many prizes and has gained considerable recognition. He works and lives in Pławna, where he has founded an artistic group "Pławna 9." He has created there an extraordinary place of art animation. In two houses, in a gallery made out of a barn and on the surrounding meadows, he organizes vernissages, happenings and theatre. He is not only the author of the spectacle "Trzy życia Salvadore'a Dali" but also the creator of the decoration in the spectacle " Hofmamania" presented by the Jelniogórski Teatr Animacji. His artistic credo can be described as a manifesto of a free and rebellious man against organized and framed, money owned world. His work is sometimes compared with the work of Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Bruegel, Tadeusz Makowski or Jerzy Duda - Gracz. However he is uncomparable. In contradiction to the above mentioned, Miliński has been an outcast, outlaw, "a star" or a crazy person depending on the worlds he visited. He has already been a hiperrealist, producer of kitsch, a folk artist and most crafted proffessional artist. In his works we can trace the mystery of the never ending tale of the world occupied by the good and evil emotions, warm and cold skies, beautiful and ugly people pinning up moons, suns and sometimes hearts. During FETA 2004 we will have an opportunity to see his works in the Triada Galery.