Wojciech Zasadni

BORN 1971, Łąck

“His excellent project, Covers, has been one of the best Polish statements in the debate on pop culture and mass media – their temptations and impunity in selling cliches,” writes Paweł Stremski on his influential blog. In his work, Zasadni deals with man’s consumerist instincts, which he depicts in an ironic, and sometimes outright malicious, fashion. He practices performance art, sculpture, installation art, and video. He is an actor of the Warsaw-based theatre group Academia. In 1991, he graduated from the Antoni Kenar High School in Zakopane. He is a graduate of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts' Faculty of Sculpture, with a degree in the studio of Prof. Jan Kucz (1999). He lives and works in Warsaw.

Businessman
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Wojciech Zasadni

Businessman

1999 / wood, paper, foil/lacquer, paint / 30 x 21 x 1,5 cm / no. 0043 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 1/ 4 Wróć
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Wojciech Zasadni represents a young generation of sculptors who freely transgress the medium’s boundaries. In his work, he takes advantage of semantic ambiguities: from spatial compositions and installations to objects and figurative sculpture. Having mastered his craft to perfection, Zasadni likes to borrow from traditional artistic forms.

Sukces (Success)
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Wojciech Zasadni

Sukces (Success)

1999 / wood, paper, foil/lacquer, paint / 29 x 20.5 x 1 cm / no. 0044 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 2/ 4 Wróć
Description

Wojciech Zasadni represents a young generation of sculptors who freely transgress the medium’s boundaries. In his work, he takes advantage of semantic ambiguities: from spatial compositions and installations to objects and figurative sculpture. Having mastered his craft to perfection, Zasadni likes to borrow from traditional artistic forms. In Sukces (Success), he deals, in a somewhat crude, handicraft-like manner, with a pop culture icon. He uses an image of the face of a popular Polish actor that references a whole range of meanings: career, masculinity, and affluence. Reproduced in the mass media, the face tempts the viewer with a promise of success and becoming part of a glamorous society, if only, as Andy Warhol once claimed, for just 15 minutes.

Wróżka (Fortune-Teller)
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Wojciech Zasadni

Wróżka (Fortune-Teller)

2000 / low relief on wood / 29,5 x 22,5 x 2 cm / no. 0045 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 3/ 4 Wróć
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Wojciech Zasadni represents a young generation of sculptors who freely transgress the medium’s boundaries. In his work, he takes advantage of semantic ambiguities: from spatial compositions and installations to objects and figurative sculpture. Having mastered his craft to perfection, Zasadni likes to borrow from traditional artistic forms.

Wysokie obcasy (High Heels)
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Wojciech Zasadni

Wysokie obcasy (High Heels)

2000 / wood, paper, foil/lacquer, paint / 29 x 23.5 x 3 cm / no. 0046 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence 3.0 4/ 4 Wróć
Description

Wojciech Zasadni represents a young generation of sculptors who freely transgress the medium’s boundaries. In his work, he takes advantage of semantic ambiguities: from spatial compositions and installations to objects and figurative sculpture. Having mastered his craft to perfection, Zasadni likes to borrow from traditional artistic forms.

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