Sukces (Success)1999 / wood, paper, foil/lacquer, paint / 29 x 20.5 x 1 cm / no. 0044 Licence 3.0    Wróć
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.