Painter, performer, experimental musician Jakub Gliński started his career as a experimental music producer oscillating around genre of noise under the name of JESUS IS A NOISE COMMANDER. Since the very beginning Gliński was focused on the performative aspects of his projects, avoiding long-plays and album formats. He performed in Poland as well as abroad in countries such as Great Britain, Ireland, Holland and Czech Republic. Visuals played an integral part of his performances – mainly in the form of his outfits which conveyed trashy aesthetics – such as the as the rabbit costume – remade and developed by adding different forms of waste and spoilage. His music performances are impressively engaging for the public, giving a certain amount of control back to the crowd to shape its final form. Since 2013 Gliński’s sonic and performative work has started to merge with paiting elements. Similary as with his music shows, the artist always emphasized the gesture and non finished artifact, very often destroying his paitings in the gallery spaces the seconds after the show was over. The aesthetics of the neglected public space full of devastated elements of the urban infrastructure and awkward graffiti harmonise in Gliński’s paintings together with his personal experiences. Usually they are merged with the element of uncontrolled expression under the influence of various drugs experiments as well as different techniques and elements learned by Gliński when he used to work as a construction worker and 3D prints specialist. Industrial elements of Gliński’s work are far from subtle and minimal compositions of the likes of Anthony Caro, accenting the precariat and balancing on the edge of decay, always emphasized by his tools, such as montage foam or broken mattress stellars. The foundation of his work is based on the confrontation of apparently contrary strategies and aesthetics, emerging from the surrealistic automatism and abstract expressionism to classic minimalism, all filtered by the reality of growing up in post soviet and late capitalistic realities.

Gliński is also a creator of projects: Jakub Gliński & PURGIST, KURT, Too Empty To Poo, BOOM FOR GABBA, Cocaine Is Everything, Igenn New, Space Monkeys.



(Performance series)
Is a project that the artist describes as „heavy performance”. These intense, physical and exhausting performances last a couple of minutes. They are non-scripted, based on spontaneous and aggressive interactions with the the objects laying around the artist, which also become a part of the artist costume. To fully enter the state of amok, pull all the breaks and loose control over himself, Jakub uses the proven traditional method, reaching the likes of Witkacy and Althamer by performing under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The outcome of this can result in him being hurt so much that he often ends up in the hospital. His performances take place all over the Poland and abroad in the weirdest institutional backgrounds – from classic gallery spaces to punk festivals, museums on ships and nudist beaches. A very similar and spontaneous character could be seen at the beginning of the performances series. Invited to be a part of the Iamesh Ephemeral Art Meeting in Kraków, the artist came to the event with no specific concept. Almost until the very last moment before his show Gliński was walking around the area of Księgarnia/Wystawa gallery where the performaces took place, finding and collecting random objects from the area’s gateways and trash from which he then created new constructions. Gliński himself, just as when performing as JESUS IS A NOISE COMMANDER, suits up in his trash costume, fusing the boundaries between his own body and collected objects just so he could, euphemistically saying, interact with them, or to put it simply – violently destroy them. It was the same during his next performance in Berlin when he spent half of his day finding and collecting garbage near Kreuzberg area. Over the time Gliński started to limit the amount of these findings so he could focus on his more intense movement. Whilst adorning his trashy attire himself, not setting any real boundry between stage and audience, Jakub is releasing double load of aggression pointed to the external and internal at the same time. Wallowing on the ground and floating through the garbage also alludes to sexual connotations which parallel to „Exploitation Film” or „Trash Humpers” – a full-length Harmony Korine production. By giving these found objects a second life, Gliński is far away from the popular consideration of their context in speculative realism, however there is no doubt that by melting with them in his compulsive performative actions he is giving them a certain subjectivity. He stays hanging somewhere between Kantor’s „reality of the lower class”, the Machine of Love and Death and mentioned before „Trash Humpers”. A place between the specific romanticism, nihilism and lumpenprecariat damage. Independently from placing the series in the historical and artistic context, it is the emotional, very private and even auto therapeutic character and aspect that is most important here.



It’s a spectacular show that provides viewers with a strong audiovisual experience. It combines two opposing fields of art – painting and music. Jakub Gliński – the painter – creates a painting that is connected to contact microphones which collect vibrations from each movement that he makes on the canvas. The vibrations are then „processed” by PURGIST – the experimental musician – which he uses to create industrial and noise musical landscapes.



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2018  Spektakl PIXO at Komuna/Warszawa // Warszawa (performance)
2018  xxx at Fundacja Stefana Gierowskiego // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2018  Niezdolność odróżnienia przeszłości, teraźniejszości i przyszłości at lokal_30 Gallery // Warszawa (solo)
2018  Przekonanie o gniciu własnych organów i rozpadzie organizmu at Galeria Biała // Lublin (solo exhibition)
2018  Instytut Festival at Garnizon Modlin // Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki (group exhibtion)



2018   Fala dźwięku #50 (WIDT & Jakub Gliński) at Powidoki/MSN // Warszawa (performance)
2018   Metagra at Śmierć Człowieka // Warszawa (collabo exhibition)
2018   Perpetuum Mobile at Serce // Kraków (group exhibition)
2017   Nadmiar at Hevre // Kraków (performance)
2017   Spektakl PIXO at Komuna/Warszawa // Warszawa (performance)
2017   Koledzy z klasy at 9/10 Gallery // Poznań (group exhibition)
2017   Nienawidzę wszystkich at Arman Galstyan Gallery // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2017   Iamesh Ephemeral Art Meeting Vol 2 at Meet Factory // Praga, CZ (performance)
2017   Borderline Noise Festival at Atelier Wolimierz // Wolimierz (performance)
2017   Borderline Gallery at Atelier Wolimierz // Wolimierz (group exhibition)
2017   Wystawa autorska at Spółdzielnia Krzak // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2017   FLOW (finisaż „Syreny herbem twym zwodniczym”) at plaża nudystów w Wawrze (performance)
2017   PD /AR RAVE at ZetPeTe // Kraków (performance)
2017   Motława Flow vol. 2 at Stocznia Gdańska // Gdańsk (performance)
2017   Girlhood Tea Time at Lokal_30 // Warszawa
2017   Dziewczyństwo at Scena Robocza // Poznań (group exhibition)
2017   FLOW / The Return of the Catfish at Księgarnia/Wystawa Gallery // Kraków (group exhibition)
2017   Limbo at OiP // Gdynia (live painting)
2017   Zacieralia X Festiwal at Progresja // Warszawa (live painting w/NRK)
2016   Stracone pieniądze ministra. Galeria Kubeł ft. Gliński at Różnia Gallery // Warszawa (solo exhibition)
2016   Make Some Noise Festival // Warszawa (performance)
2016   DADA tak? tak! at Biała Gallery // Lublin (group exhibition)
2016   XI Aukcja Charytatywna „Ziarno Sztuki – Ogród Nadziei” at Muzeum Narodowe // Warszawa (aukcja)
2016   Bałagan w pokoju at Różnia Gallery // Warszawa (solo exhibition)
2016   Toxicity at Oficyna Gallery // Poznań (group exhibition)
2016   Up To Date Festival  // Białystok (performance)
2016   Bel Etage 2016-2018 at Heimatland // Berlin, DE (performance)
2016   TRASH NOISE Express at Przychodnia Skłot // Warszawa (performance)
2016   WIZUALNE SPA at Blue Tower // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2016   HATI HATI HAT at Miejsce Projektów Zachęty // Warszawa (auction)
2016   HATI HATI HAT at Kersan Art Studio // Yogyakarta, Indonesia (group exhibition)
2016   HARSH ART FESTIVAL at Atelier Wolimierz (performance, solo exhibition)
2016   SOCIAL DESIGN FOR SOCIAL LIVING at National Gallery //Jakarta, Indonesia (group exhibition)
2016   IAMESH EPHEMERAL ART MEETING at Księgarnia/Wystawa Gallery // Kraków (performance)
2016   HATI HATI HAT at Księgarnia/Wystawa Gallery // Kraków (group exhibition)
2016   STILL LIVE at Layup Gallery // Gdańsk (group exhibition)
2016   PROCES // Białystok (solo exhibition on projectors)
2016   WYCHODZISZ TY CZY JA? at Spectra Art Space // Warszawa (solo exhibition)
2015   UP TO DATE FESTIVAL //Białystok (solo exhibition)
2015   FINISAŻ at Poligon Art Space // Warszawa (special solo exhibition and perfomance)
2015   ZABŁOCIE (..) at Zalubowski Gallery // Kraków (group exhibition, live painting)
2015   at Cueb Gallery // London, UK (group exhibition)
2015   at MÓZG Powszechny // Warszawa (live painting, group exhibition)
2015   at Wolno Gallery // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2015   at MÓZG Powszechny // Warszawa (solo eshibition)
2015   PROCES_2 at Teatr Powszechny // Warszawa (solo exhibition)
2014   at MÓZG Gallery // Bydgoszcz (solo exhibition)
2014   [SZT.UL,-] at MiTo Gallery // Warszawa (group exhibition)
2014   22. Audio Art Festival at Bunkier Sztuki // Kraków (live painting)
2014   ERROR\TRASH at Tubaza Gallery // Gdynia (solo exhibition, live painting)
2014   I urodziny Wolnych Torów at Wolne Tory TSA // Bytom (live painting)
2014   TRASH/ERROR at V9 Gallery // Warszawa (solo exhibition, live painting)
2014   Original Source Up To Date Festival // Białystok (live painting)
2014   Make Some Noise #2 at Przychodnia // Warszawa (live painting)
2014   Wschód Kultury – Plac Fest // Rzeszów (live painting, group exhibition)
2013   Original Source Up To Date Festival // Białystok (solo exhibition)
2011   Paralyzing Device 3 at OCCII // Amsterdam, NL (performance)
2010   Hard Party & Pokora at squat // London, UK (performance)
2010   Energy Bubble!!*** at Butcher’s Corner // London, UK (performance)
2010   Some Action at Foundry squat // London, UK (performance)
2010   Rave Against The Machine at squat // London, UK (performance)
2010   Hlukova Mysteria 3 at KVN // OSTRAVA, CZ (performance)
2010   Punk gig at x // Frydek-Mistek, CZ (performance)
2010   Carcass Festival at Secret Location // Northern Ireland (performance)
2009   at BWA Awangarda // Wrocław (performance)
2009   Hlukova Mysteria 2 at Fiducia // Ostrava, CZ (performance)
2009   Laboratorium / Podwodny Wrocław Festival // Wrocław (performance)
2009   INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONFERENCE at CRK // Wrocław (performance)
2008   Punx Picnic Festival// Northern Ireland (performance)
2007   TSBM&M at Cross Club // Prague, CZ (performance)