Boys from early Top One
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Rafał Dominik

Boys from early Top One

2017 / drawing (airbrush, rapidograph on paper) / 140 x 150 cm / no. 0180 Creative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative CommonsCreative Commons Licence    Wróć

Rafał Dominik is a fan and connoisseur of disco polo – for some time he was even the leader of a disco polo band Galactics. “Boys from early Top One” is a portrait of the members of a disco polo group popular in Poland at the turn of the 80. and the 90. Over the years, the members of the group have changed several times. Rafał Dominik portrayed probably a long time Top One vocalist Paweł Kucharski, and Ghanaian Daniel Osafo Oware, the dancer from the video clip for the most famous Top One song “Ole Olek!” – commissioned by the then-presidential candidate Aleksander Kwaśniewski for his 1995 campaign. Faces of the two men are so simplified and devoid of characteristics that only the title of the drawing points to the possible models. Suggestive arrangement of the bodies creates an emotional, but still intimate scene.

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